PRESS RELEASE – On Red, White, and Boom Night, the Kalamazoo Growlers recorded one of the largest crowds in Summer Collegiate baseball history, a record 6,064 fans packed the stands this Fourth of July.
The Growlers not only recorded one of the largest crowds in Summer Collegiate history outside of the Madison Mallards, it also snapped the franchise attendance record held previously by opening night at Homer Stryker Field of 4,910 fans in attendance.
President Brian Colopy was ecstatic about last night’s atmosphere. “Wow, such an incredible night,” says Colopy. “The crowd was electric and you could genuinely tell fans were excited to have not only fireworks but baseball back in Kalamazoo. This is a credit to the city for rallying around this team and S2Games to stepping up to the plate for this community to bring something special downtown, this wouldn’t be possible without them.”
The record crowd enjoyed the action on the field along with promotions, giveaways, and a stellar fireworks show presented by S2 Games.
“The atmosphere was explosive,” says John Bollinger, Growlers Assistant General Manager. “Every seat was filled, and then some, the Kalamazoo community has really rallied behind Growlers baseball this season and we could not be more excited and thankful.”
After a successful first half of the Growlers inaugural season, the franchise ranks third in the Northwoods League in attendance. The Growlers average over 2,300 fans a game at Homer Stryker Field which ranks third behind perennial franchises the Madison Mallards and La Crosse Loggers.