Vancouver Canadians set attendance record for fifth consecutive season

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      The Vancouver Canadians may lost their final home game of the Northwest League regular season, but at the turnstiles, the Cs were once again big winners as they have been all season during a spectacular summer of sunny skies in Vancouver.

      The Canadians fell 5-3 to the Tri-City Dust Devils this afternoon (August 30), but the final score rarely matters to the sellout crowd of 5,157 who ducked out of work early and got a jump on their long weekends.

      It was the 22nd time in 38 home games that the Cs played before a packed house.

      In total, 184,042 made their way out to the Nat this season. That total was up 19,581 (an average of 515 more per game) over last year’s total.

      This marks the fifth straight season the Canadians have seen increased attendance at the ball park.

      The team heads out on the road for three games to finish the season.

      The hope of more baseball at Nat Bailey this year still exists. The Cs are in a fight to the finish for a playoff spot as they look to defend the NWL title, which they've won the past two seasons.

      Jeff Paterson is a talk show host on Vancouver’s all-sports radio Team 1040. Follow him on Twitter at @patersonjeff.