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Frisco RoughRiders set attendance mark

Frisco RoughRidersNo need to count walk-up sales at Dr Pepper Ballpark on Friday night, as the Frisco RoughRiders (Class AA; Texas League) set a new single-game attendance record after completely selling out in advance of game day.

The mark: 11,915. The previous record crowd for a RoughRiders game at Dr Pepper Ballpark was 11,836, which was set on July 4, 2003 during the club’s first season in Frisco.

Friday’s game was the first in franchise history to be completely sold out in advance of game day. Tickets for every stadium section, hospitality area, suite, grass berm and standing room location were sold out prior to Friday. The RoughRiders once again lead all Double-A franchises in attendance, a feat the club has accomplished each season in the past decade.

“We want to give a huge thank you to our amazing fans for this wonderful accomplishment,” said RoughRiders CEO and General Partner Chuck Greenberg. “We have been blown away by the strong support throughout our community and are thrilled by the overwhelmingly positive response that the new and improved Frisco RoughRiders and Dr Pepper Ballpark experience have received.”

The attendance mark is a result of lots of offseason change for the RoughRiders: Greenberg and other investors took over the team, and improvements were slated for Dr Pepper Ballpark.

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