On Saturday May 30th, the Grizzlies welcomed their largest single game crowd with 4,409 in attendance. On the next home game on Friday June 5th, 4,396 fans came out to Sims Legion Park. More than 4,500 tickets were sold for both games bringing over capacity crowds to the ballpark. The May 30th game sold out more than a month in advance, while the June 5th game sold out the day of.
Fans watched as the Grizzlies led dramatic come from behind victories on both dates. On May 30th, the Grizzlies scored three runs in the 9th to beat the High Point – Thomasville Hi-Toms 4-3. On June 5th the Grizzlies scored three runs in the bottom of the 7th to beat the Morehead City Marlins 5-3.
Large groups were responsible for a majority of the tickets for each night including more than fifty churches for the June 5th Faith & Family Night.
“This is the first time we’ve had to completely cut off tickets sales for back to back games,” said Owner Jesse Cole.
“The support so far this season is overwhelming,” said Owner Jesse Cole. “To sell out back to back games is a tribute to this community and their amazing support. We can’t thank all of season ticket holders, sponsors and groups enough for being a part of these special games.”
The Grizzlies are back home next week with games Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Saturday night’s game is expected to sell out with the special Chick-fil-A deal that includes four tickets, four Grizzlies hats and four Chick-fil-A meals for $7.50 a person. This must be purchased in advance and you can get it at http://www.gastoniagrzzlies.com or by calling the front office at 704-866-8622.
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