Tim Tebow has had a major impact on attendance figures for a lot of minor league baseball teams this season.
Tebow is currently playing for the Single-A Columbia Fireflies, an affiliate of the New York Mets. And according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, he’s usually doubling the average attendance at opposing ball parks when the Fireflies go on the road in the Atlantic League.
That increased fan support carries over to the Fireflies’ home games in a smaller way. Columbia has seen a 30 percent increase in home attendance this season.
It’s a pretty good return on investment for the Mets. After a $100,000 signing bonus, Tebow is only making $55 per day with the Fireflies.
The Tebow show may move up to a higher classification later this season. The Mets have reportedly considered promoting him within their farm system. Meanwhile, he’s also recently received a contract extension with ESPN.