Nashua’s Holman Stadium, where independent teams struggled in recent years, has a tenant this season managing to draw decent crowds: the summer-collegiate Nashua Silver Knights.
True, the Silver Knights are averaging only 749 fans per game — lower than what the pro teams drew but enough to lead the startup Futures Collegiate Baseball League in attendance — but that’s a number a little higher than the Lowell Spinners (short season A; NY-Penn League) expected.
“The mindset when we came here, what we wanted the team to be, the expectations for it and to be realistic,” Silver Knights Director of Business Development Tim Geromini told the Nashua Telegraph’s Tom King. “We kind of just looked at everything, we worked so hard to market the team … I think it’s been a lot of hard work and the city … really wanted to find a team to support.”
Holman Stadium is one of the more historic ballparks in baseball: partly funded with WPA funds and opening in 1937, it was home to the Nashua Dodgers in 1946 when Roy Campanella and Don Newcombe broke the minor-league color line.
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