The Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) welcomed Bruce Downs of Colorado Springs through the front gates of Security Service Field as the five millionth fan to attend a regular-season Sky Sox game.On Sunday the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) welcomed Bruce Downs of Colorado Springs through the front gates of Security Service Field as the five millionth fan to attend a regular season Sky Sox game. Bruce was attending the game with his family and as he, his wife Kristen and their three children entered the ballpark, he was stopped just inside the gate where he was met by a large group of Sky Sox staff and much fanfare.
For being the five millionth fan, he was award with an authentic Sky Sox jersey with a special 5,000,000th fan designation across the back, a Sky Sox team autographed collector’s 5,000,000th fan bat, a Sky Sox memorabilia fan pack, season tickets for the 2010 season for his entire family, one night in the Sky Sox World Famous Hot Tub for the 2010 season and an overnight stay at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs.
Bruce was invited onto the field before today’s game and was presented with his special Sky Sox jersey, threw out a ceremonial first pitch and even got to participate in the meeting at home plate with Sky Sox manager Stu Cole.
Over the 22-year history of Security Service Field, the Sky Sox have had significant success. Most recently, since 2005 the Sky Sox have led the Pacific Coast League in percentage increase in attendance per year culminating with an all-time attendance record of 303,048 in 2009. This season, the Sky Sox have drawn 230,996 fans through 54 openings for an average of 4,277 fans per contest and are on pace to surpass 300,000 fans for the second straight season.
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