Tim Tebow proving to be a financial boom for minor league baseball
Regardless of what you may think of Tim Tebow’s attempt at becoming a professional baseball player, the Columbia Fireflies of the South Atlantic League are loving every second of it. The former Heisman-winning quarterback from Florida now spends his days on the diamond in Columbia, South Carolina helping the Class A Fireflies to become one of the hottest tickets in town.
Since arriving in Columbia, attendance is up nearly 2,000 tickets a game, this according to David Caraviello of The Post and Courier. With No. 15 jerseys flying off the shelves, Tebow is helping push merchandise as well. Tebow’s effect goes well beyond Columbia, too, as the Fireflies have been selling out on multiple road trips in Georgia.
All of those tickets going to fans wanting to see Tebow in action in baseball and cheer him on during his journey.
While Tebow may be a long way from making it to the top within the Mets baseball organization, his impact is very real at the bottom as his journey continues this spring and summer in hopes of one day suiting up in the major leagues.