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AirHogs attract record crowd for home opener

QuikTrip Park

Nice news out of Texas, where the Grand Prairie AirHogs (independent; American Association) drew a record crowd of 7,101 fans to QuikTrip Park for the 2012 season opener.

It was an occasion to celebrate: the crowd watched the 2011 American Association champions receive their championship rings. Former AirHog ace Jason Jennings, who won the decisive Game 5 of the Championship Series against St. Paul last September, was on hand to receive his first professional championship ring and also throw out the first pitch of a new season at QuikTrip Park.

The crowd also was lucky enough to see a good game: the AirHogs went home winners after a dramatic, come-from-behind 3-2 victory over the El Paso Diablos.

The previous largest crowd in AirHogs history was on May 27, 2009 against Shreveport-Bossier, with an Education Day crowd of 6,475.


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