Dominican Baseball Fans Flock to “Titans of the Caribbean” Series
The three-game series, known as “Titans of the Caribbean,” witnessed a massive turnout of Dominican baseball fans. The Cibaeñas Eagles emerged victorious, sweeping their archrivals, the Licey Tigers, in all three matches. These thrilling games took place at Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets.
The city of New York and its surrounding areas boast a large community of Quisqueyans and Latinos in general. Having the opportunity to witness a baseball classic like the showdown between the Eagles and the Tigers is an unmissable experience.
The Success of the Águilas Cibaeñas vs. Tigres del Licey Series
The “Titans of the Caribbean” series was an undeniable success. Beyond the outcome of the games, it marked a significant milestone for the Dominican League (LIDOM). For the first time, LIDOM games were held in the United States, and fans thoroughly enjoyed the three-day event. The presence of legendary figures such as Pedro Martínez, David Ortiz, José Reyes, and Nelson Cruz added glamour to the occasion.
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The total attendance for the three matches reached an impressive 90,900 fans. Despite the November chill, with temperatures hovering around 44 degrees, the fans flocked to Citi Field to support their teams.
Citi Field, with a capacity of 41,922 spectators, hosted a total of 2,573,555 fans during the 78 games of the regular season this year.
The average attendance per game in this series was similar to the 2023 MLB season’s recorded figures at Citi Field, with an average of 32,994 fans. The “Titans of the Caribbean” series maintained a similar standard, attracting an average of 30,300 fans per game.
When the Cibaeñas Eagles and Licey Tigers return to the Dominican Republic, they will face each other once again in a couple of matches starting on November 14.
The exhibition series at Citi Field left a highly positive impression of both teams, the Eagles and the Tigers. The Ozzie Virgil Trophy, named after the first Dominican to play in MLB in 1956, was claimed by the Cibaeñas Eagles.
Furthermore, the New York franchise has expressed its desire to host the “Titans of the Caribbean” series again in the future.