As expected, the Long Island Ducks (independent; Atlantic League) reached an attendance milestone on Sunday, welcoming their seven millionth fan.
The Ducks are the first team in Atlantic League history to reach the seven million fan threshold. Victoria Sardenga was the fan who set the record for the Ducks.
Day,” says Ducks President/GM Michael Pfaff. “We are proud to have welcomed 7 million fans since our inaugural season and eternally grateful for all that have shared this experience with us.”
The Ducks achieved the 7 million fan mark faster than any club in league history, despite having begun play in the league’s third year of existence (2000). In addition to being the league’s all-time leader in attendance, the Ducks have also hosted the most sellout crowds in league history (663). On July 3 of this season, a franchise record-crowd of 7,602 fans attended the Ducks’ 5-2 win over the Sugar Land Skeeters, surpassing the previous mark of 7,582 set on July 4, 2009. The Ducks currently lead the Atlantic League in average attendance for 2016 at 5,265. If all holds, it will mark the 14th time in 17 seasons that the Ducks will lead the league in that category.
Victoria, her son, T.J., and his dad, Tim, were treated to a VIP experience at Bethpage Ballpark for being the lucky fan. She received a commemorative 7 millionth fan jersey and had her name displayed on the scoreboard, and they were able to enjoy the Dave and Buster’s “Best Seat in the House” for the entire game. In addition, Victoria received a team-autographed bat, a $250 gift card from Bethpage Federal Credit Union and a luxury suite for Opening Night of the Ducks’ 2017 season at Bethpage Ballpark.
Image courtesy of the Long Island Ducks.