Louisville Slugger museum cracks attendance record
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory scored a record number of visitors in 2015, announcing on Jan. 5 that attendance for the year was at an all-time high with 314,149 visitors. This marks the fifth year out of the last six years that LSMF set a record for attendance, and is just the second time it eclipsed 300,000 guests.
“We are excited to take such great momentum into 2016, which is our 20th Anniversary,” said Anne Jewell, vice president and executive director of LSMF.
The 2015 attendance beat the former record, set in 2013, of 303,037 guests, an increase of over 11,000 visitors. Total attendance at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory since it opened stands at more than 4.3 million.
Contributing to the record attendance was the popular exhibit, Topps Pop Culture: Home Runs to Hollywood. The original exhibition featured a retrospective of Topps® playing cards throughout the years, including sports, music, movies and television.
The museum also credits the National FFA Convention & Expo that was held in Louisville, and a partnership with the Elizabethtown Sports Park as factors for the record attendance. In addition, LSMF extended its summers hours for the third-straight season, and offered a special discounted admission rate after 6 p.m. That special, along with the $5 February promotion with Museum Row on Main, attracted thousands of additional guests.