RiverHawks’ attendance up in 2010
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September 14, 2010 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – Attendance at Rockford RiverHawks games, buoyed by a record number of sellouts, increased by more than 16 percent in 2010.

The RiverHawks announced final attendance figures for the 2010 season, their first in the independent Northern League. They drew 128,856 to Road Ranger Stadium, an increase of 16.5 percent from 2009.

“The RiverHawks brand has earned a reputation as the top choice for affordable family entertainment in the summer,” general manager Josh Olerud said. “As the economy continues to recover, budget-minded families can continue to count on us as their destination for a night out.”

The RiverHawks averaged 2,873 in 44 openings, an increase of nearly 200 per game. The RiverHawks sold out a team-record 13 dates. The team lost six openings to inclement weather.

The RiverHawks sold 88 percent of their seats on an average night. Only Kansas City, by less than half a percent, averaged better.

In 2009, the team’s last year in the Frontier League, it drew 110,565 in 41 regular-season openings, an average of 2,697. The RiverHawks have played in the Stateline since 2002 and have called 3,279-seat Road Ranger Stadium home since 2006.

The RiverHawks sold out 10 games in 2009. The previous record of 11 sellouts was set in 2008.

The RiverHawks are members of the Northern League, an eight-team independent professional baseball league in its 18th season. Advertising and season-ticket information for the 2011 season is available by calling (815) 885-2255. Games are broadcast live on ESPN 1380 (WTJK-AM) and on ESPN1380.com. Fans can also visit the RiverHawks online at www.rockfordriverhawks.com.


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