Tim Tebow helps St. Lucie Mets set attendance records

The presence of former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow on minor-league baseball fields across the country have sent fans flocking to the stands.

It helps that Tebow has been productive since his promotion to high-A ball, but that was never a requirement for fans to be interested in the 29-year-old prospect.

Tebow’s St. Lucie Mets set their attendance record with the former Heisman Trophy winner on their roster since June 25. Tebow and the minor-league Mets still have one month left in their season, too.

Tebow drove attendance with the Low-A Columbia Fireflies, too, bringing their attendance up 30 percent year over year, according to a report from ESPN’s Darren Rovell in late May. The same report claims home teams had about a 50 percent bump when Tebow visited with the Fireflies.

Pundits have wondered all season if the struggling New York Mets would promote Tebow to the majors when rosters expand in September. Mets GM Sandy Alderson has denied that it would be a possibility, but only time will tell.

Tebow his hitting .273 with 5 homers in 36 games with the St. Lucie Mets.