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Silver Hawks prep for 5-millionth fan

South Bend Silver HawksIt’s been a good season for the South Bend Silver Hawks (Low Class A; Midwest League): besides attendance records, the team is poised to welcome the five-millionth fan in franchise history.

The Silver Hawks have already broken single-game attendance records this season — 5,650 fans on Opening Night and 7,287 on July 3, with 17 sellouts on the books — while overall attendance has surpassed last year’s total of 189,575. Currently the Silver Hawks’ total attendance is sitting at 198,981. With 10 games left in the season the Silver Hawks are projected to hit between 230,000-235,000 total fans for the year.

“I can’t say it enough, this is a great community and we continue to be humbled by the fan support and the positive feedback we receive,” said team president Joe Hart. “It has always been our goal to provide the best experience possible and provide a venue the region can be proud of. It has been an exciting year all the way around. The team is going to the playoffs, the attendance is up and on August 17 we will draw the 5,000,000 fan in team history. It should be a proud moment for the community.”

The next home game on Saturday should see the 5-millionth enter the gates at Coveleski Regional Stadium, as the team is only 586 fans away from the magic number. The prize: a trip for four to Disney World.


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