Frisco, TX -
The RoughRiders are pleased to announce that the club finished with the highest attendance in all of Double-A baseball for the 2011 season. This year marked the ninth season of the franchise and the seventh season in which it paced all other Double-A teams in attendance. A total of 519,547 fans watched baseball at Dr Pepper Ballpark in 2011, with an average of 7,317 fans per night. In nine seasons in Frisco, the RoughRiders have drawn over five million fans.
"We're incredibly grateful to have such terrific fan support," said RoughRiders' President/General Manager, Scott Sonju. "We strive to provide our fans with family friendly entertainment at an affordable price, in one of the most unique and beautiful venues in all of baseball."
Marquee entertainers such as the Phillie Phanatic, The Purina Incredible Dog Team, and the Junior Diamond Dancers also attracted crowds to Dr Pepper Ballpark. In addition to great on-field entertainment, 'Riders fans enjoyed fireworks after every Friday night game. The club was also recently honored by the The Dallas Observer as the "Best Cheap Seats" in Dallas-Fort Worth.
The 'Riders first home game in 2012 will be on Thursday, April 12th against Springfield. For ticket information visit www.ridersbaseball.com.
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