A major milestone is in the offing at Southwest University Park, as the El Paso Chihuahuas (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) are on the verge of welcoming their three-millionth fan. The three-millionth fan is expected to enter the ballpark gates on Friday, June 14 of the Chihuahuas current seven game homestand.
The Chihuahuas have welcomed 2,776,278 guests to the ballpark in their first five seasons and need just 9,299 fans to reach the three-million mark. In 2019, the Chihuahuas have drawn 214,467 guests at Southwest University Park over a span of 29 games.
“It is incredibly humbling and rewarding to be a part of this community that has so richly loved and supported this team to the tune of 3,000,000 fans in just five and a half seasons,” said MountainStar Sports Group Senior Vice President and General Manager Brad Taylor.
When the three-millionth fan enters the gates over the projected weekend, the guest is slated to receive the following:
- A pair of tickets to the 2019 Triple-A Baseball All-Star Game
- Family Four Pack to a future 2019 regular season game
- WestStar Club pass on the respective day
- Chihuahuas jersey
- Team autographed ball
- Ceremonial first pitch
- A photo opportunity with the family on the field
- An inning with Tim Hagerty on the air
- Chico seat visit
- Souvenir gift bag
Since the inaugural season in 2014, the Chihuahuas have greeted more than 500,000 fans per season, welcoming their 1-millionth fan – Severo Barreras – on August 1, 2015 and on June 29, 2017, Jerry Sheppard became the 2-millionth guest to enter the ballpark.
During that span of five seasons, the Chihuahuas have won four consecutive Pacific Coast League Pacific Southern Division titles, two Pacific Conference championships and were the Pacific Coast League champions in 2016.