PRESS RELEASE – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs and Regency Furniture Stadium broke a new attendance record. Thursday’s July 4 paid attendance of 8,213 at the ballpark surpassed the previous record held on April 30, 2010’s Opening Day when 8,126 fans filled the stadium.
“We set out to make our All-Star season the best in franchise history and with the help of our community it is shaping up to be just that. The great thing about that is there is plenty more fun ahead as we are only half way through the season,” said Blue Crabs general manager Patrick Day.
From being named host of the 2013 Atlantic League All-Star Game to clinching their fifth consecutive postseason berth after being crowned the first half Liberty Division Champions, the Blue Crabs have been abuzz in Southern Maryland. The All-Star season has opened the doors for various new business relationships with the Blue Crabs and the community, as well as continuing to grow and further partnerships with those who have already teamed-up with the organization. This season’s success has been evident on the field too as their five-year streak of making the playoffs is the longest active streak in the Atlantic League. Seven players from Southern Maryland’s roster were also named to the Liberty Division lineup in this year’s All-Star Game.
The Blue Crabs organization looks to transform the All-Star game into a 48-hour celebration filled with two days of non-stop fun, which will begin on Tuesday, July 9, when the circus comes to town! As part of the All-Star Celebration presented by Turkey Hill, “Circurious,” a 90-minute cirque show will welcome the Atlantic League to the Southern Maryland community. With gates opening at 6:30 p.m., fans will have a chance to mingle with the Blue Crabs and the rest of the Atlantic League All-Stars and team mascots in true circus style – set with singers, dancers, contortionists, aerialists, acrobats and carnival fare, while Bobby McKey’s Dueling Piano Bar provides a musical twist.
The following day, Wednesday, July 10, will pick-up right where Tuesday’s fun left off as Regency Furniture Stadium takes host to the Atlantic League All-Star Game presented by the communities of St. Charles. To start the excitement Backyard Amusements, LLC, will host a pre-game block party, providing a clown, face painter, dunk tank and inflatables. Bands are set to perform before and after the event and national performing acts are slated to appear. The Blue Crabs will wrap-up the festivities with the biggest fireworks and laser light show in franchise history as the “Sam Grow Band” plays alongside to cap off the week’s events.
The 48-hours of fun will feature something for the whole family, whatever age they may be. Tickets are still available for both events, but going extremely fast. Tickets are just $15 for the celebration and $15 for the game itself. Fans can purchase tickets by logging onto http://www.SOMDbluecrabs.com, by calling 301-638-9788, or by stopping by the Regency Furniture Stadium Box Office located at 11765 St. Linus Drive.
The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs are a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland. The franchise just clinched its fifth consecutive playoff berth as they claimed the first half Liberty Division Crown on Monday, June 24. The Blue Crabs and Regency Furniture Stadium will also host the 2013 Atlantic League All-Star Celebration Featuring Circurious on Tuesday, July 9 presented by Turkey Hill, as well as the 2013 Atlantic League All-Star Game Presented by The Communities of St. Charles on Wednesday, July 10. Please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information and to save your seat at the ballpark today!