Will the Reds ever draw 3 million fans in a single season?
Or at least top the all-time franchise record of 2.63 million?
The other day at the opening of the Joe Morgan exhibit at the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum - and a sneak-peek preview of the scale-model statue that will go life-size and be dedicated Sept. 6 - I asked Morgan if he was surprised that, 37 years later, the Reds' single-year attendance record is still 2.63 million in 1976.
He never answered the question directly, but he did say that "if we had started our (night) games at 7 o'clock, like they do now, I think we would've drawn 3 million. We started at 8 o'clock, and I had people tell me, 'I can't go to the game, and be getting out of there at 11 o'clock or midnight. I've got to go to work in the morning.'"
Will the Reds ever draw 3 million?
Cincinnati Enquirer | Mar 16