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Posted on: October 13, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Geneva Named Fifth Best Minor League Baseball Town

Kane County Cougars

The Kane County Cougars and the City of Geneva make a great team, which has resulted in the City being named the fifth best minor league baseball town in the country according to a recent SmartAsset survey.

The 2017 survey stated, "In the past year, the Kane County Cougars and their fans were pretty competitive on the field. They won around 53 percent of their games in front of an average of 5,800 fans. But off the field is where Geneva shines. This is the safest city in this study, with the third-lowest violent crime rate and the lowest property crime rate."

The survey ranked 159 communities who have minor league baseball teams based on "game day experience" and "quality of life" factors. In the latter category, Geneva scored the third highest metric in the survey based on a low crime rate, income after housing levels, low unemployment as well as dining and entertainment establishments.

Geneva jumped up nine spots after being ranked No. 14 in 2016. This is the fourth annual ranking conducted by SmartAsset, and the full story can be found on their website.

Great job Cougars, and thank you for being one of the many attractions that make Geneva shine.

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