FRISCO, Texas (June 2, 2019) - The RoughRiders welcomed 12,023 fans to Dr Pepper Ballpark Sunday, marking the second-largest crowd in franchise history.
The massive turnout for Sunday's contest marked just the second time in the team's 17-year history that more than 12,000 fans passed through the gates, joining the franchise's record-setting crowd of 12,067 last year for Dude Perfect Night.
"Our incredible fans continues to make this one of the premier destinations for family-friendly entertainment in the DFW area," Riders President & General Manager Andy Milovich said. "With the great support of this community, we will continue to accomplish incredible things and make memories for years to come"
The RoughRiders franchise has led all of Double-A in attendance each of the last 14 seasons and is currently averaging a Double-A best 6,475 fans per game in 2019.
The Riders return home for six games Tuesday, June 11th-Sunday, June 16th. Tickets for those games and all remaining regular-season home games - running now through August 25 - are available at RidersBaseball.com.
About the RoughRiders
The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers and play their games at beautiful Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas. The team was founded in 2003 and has finished first among all Double-A franchises in attendance in each of the last 14 seasons (2005-2018). In August 2014, the RoughRiders were purchased by an ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg. Since then, the new ownership group, together with the City of Frisco, has spearheaded numerous major franchise enhancements, investing over $8 million in a wide array of facility upgrades and improvements, including a state-of-the-art HD video board, sound system, Bull Moose Saloon, InTouch Grille, Riders Outpost Team Store and the world's largest water feature in a sports facility, the massive Choctaw Lazy River. These enhancements earned the Riders and the City of Frisco Ballpark Digest's prestigious "Best Ballpark Renovation" award for two consecutive years (2015 and 2016). More than 150 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis, Adrian Gonzalez, Ian Kinsler and Neftali Feliz, as well as current Rangers stars Elvis Andrus, Joey Gallo, Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Rougned Odor. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders and Dr Pepper Ballpark, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact Ryan Rouillard at RRouillard@RidersBaseball.com.
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