The Sports Business Journal has ranked Akron the number ten minor league market in the nation to catch a ballgame.
The RubberDucks have seen 34% attendance growth in the seven years that Ken Babby has owned the team. Under his ownership the team was renamed the RubberDucks.
General Manager Jim Pfander says the name gives the team a better connection to the city and helps attracts kids and families.
“Everybody knows what a rubber duck is and so for us it’s part of the fun. It’s part of what minor league baseball is all about.”