Tim Tebow's time with Fireflies helps set attendance mark

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Tim Tebow continues to make his mark with the Columbia Fireflies.

The New York Mets Class A affiliate surpassed last year's attendance mark - with a large nod to Tebow's time there.

Tebow played 39 home games in Columbia before his promotion June 25, the Fireflies averaging 5,054 fans with the Heisman Trophy winner on the team.

The Fireflies drew 3,276 on Monday and stand at 261,691 through 53 home games. The team played 69 home games last year to draw 261,276, their first season in South Carolina's capital city.

Tebow drew sell-out crowds across the South Atlantic League and has continued attracting fans in the Florida State League. Tebow's departure has had an affect with the Fireflies, who have averaged 3,900 fans for the 14 games since.

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