RiverHawks finish full-house homestand tonight
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June 5, 2006 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – Tonight completes the first homestand in the history of RiverHawks Stadium, and the Rockford RiverHawks have enjoyed crowds at or near capacity each night.

Entering Monday’s game, the RiverHawks have totaled 15,882 fans for the first five dates at their new stadium. The average of 3,176 is a 53-percent increase over the average of 2,065 for 50 dates last year in the final season at Marinelli Field. The RiverHawks have averaged barely 100 seats short of a sellout during the homestand.

“That’s a very telling number,” RiverHawks general manager Josh Olerud said. “We stuffed the house on Opening Night and there were some people who waited until gametime to arrive. We simply couldn’t accommodate them. These tickets are in high demand this year and will be for years to come. We hope to educate people that when you come to RiverHawks Stadium, you have to come early if you want a seat.”

The RiverHawks drew a sellout crowd of 4,078 to RiverHawks Stadium, which holds 3,279. They drew 11,223 for the opening six-game homestand in 2005.

The RiverHawks are on a pace to draw 152,448 in 48 dates, smashing last season’s record of 103,248. The team has improved its attendance each year since moving from Springfield to Rockford for the 2002 season.


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