As the Kansas City T-Bones prepare for their next home stand, which begins Friday, July 18, the club is on pace to welcome its 3-millionth fan during the second half of the six-game stretch at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.
Heading into the July 18-23 home stand against Winnipeg and Grand Prairie, 154,195 people have attended games in 2014, which brings the total of fans who have seen games at CommunityAmerica Ballpark since the team began play in Kansas City, Kan., in 2003 to 2,977,929. With an average attendance this season of 5,317, the club is projected to hit the 3-million mark on Monday, July 21, or Tuesday, July 22.
“Before I moved here, I knew from afar that Kansas City is a great baseball town,” said T-Bones President Adam Ehlert, who spearheaded the organization’s move from Duluth, Minn. “Now that I’ve lived here for more than a decade, I appreciate first-hand the knowledgeable and enthusiastic fans. Our team is thrilled with how well the fans have embraced the T-Bones’ brand of affordable, family-friendly entertainment.”
Although the exact date is unknown, the lucky fan that night, which is being sponsored by 7th Street Casino, will receive a prize pack that includes: four T-Bones season tickets; an autographed, game-used base from CommunityAmerica Ballpark; a baseball autographed by T-Bones coach and legendary Royals player Frank White; $300 toward a savings account from CommunityAmerica Credit Union; a phone from Verizon; and a one-night stay at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kansas City, Kan.
“Hitting the 3-million mark in just our 12th year is very special,” said T-Bones vice president and general manager Chris Browne, who has been with the club since before day one. “It’s a tribute to our fans, partners, staff, players and ownership. This is a proud moment for all.”
– Story from T-Bones