Wichita State Shockers

June 7, 2014

Champions revisited: How the game has changed

In 1989, a crowd of 13,701 filled Rosenblatt Stadium to watch the championship game and 338,015 watched the entire tournament. By 1993, stadium expansion and the growth of popularity led to championship crowds of 20,000-plus and total attendance of more than 400,000. In 1999, 23,563 fans watched the final. In 2009, a total of 721,861 people watched. The CWS moved to TD Ameritrade Park in 2011, attracting a crowd of 26,721 for South Carolina’s win over Florida in the championship game. The 2013 CWS drew a record 790,207 fans.

Related content