Despite a subpar record on the field, the return of baseball to the University of Oregon was a hit with students and fans, as the team averaged 2,394 fans a game at a partially completed ballpark.Despite a subpar record, the return of baseball to the University of Oregon was a hit with students and fans, as the team averaged 2,394 fans a game at a partially completed ballpark.
Not surprisingly, the first-year team struggled on the field; going into action today the Ducks are 14-39 (4-20 in the Pac-10), losing 24 of its last 26 games. That didn’t dampen enthusiasm amongst fans; the team sold 1,776 season tickets and attracted more than 50,000 fans to PK Park.
And those numbers should only improve next season, as the $18.5-million ballpark will be completed. (The current configuration is only temporary.) Almost all the funds for the ballpark have been raised, which is pretty remarkable given the economy: too many times the second phases of multiphase projects are dropped, but in this case PK Park will be totally completed for the 2010 college season.
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