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Storm Chasers prep for 12-millionth fan

Werner Park

The Omaha Storm Chasers (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) will hit a nice milestone this weekend, when the 12-millionth fan in franchise history will cross the turnstiles at Werner Park during the upcoming series.

Through Wednesday, August 3, a total of 11,992,304 fans have attended 2,785 games since 1969 – just 7,696 fans shy of the 12-million mark. The Omaha Royals 
entered the Triple-A American Association in 1969 as part of the expansion associated with parent Kansas City Royals, and the team played through this season at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium. This season saw a new name and a new home, Werner Park.

The winning fan will be honored with a prize pack valued at more than $2,000, with all items prominently featuring the number 12. The lucky winner will receive two club season tickets for 2012 in section 112, a No. 12 Storm Chasers jersey, 12 autographed baseballs signed by 12 different members of the Storm Chasers, and an on-field recognition ceremony with manager Mike Jirschele (in his 12th season as Omaha manager) and player Irving Falu (who wears number 12).

As part of the celebration, the team will offer other special deals, including $12 club seats in section 112.

Photo: Werner Park in its 2011 inaugural season.


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