Hoppers’ history to be made tonight

Posted by Andy Durham on September 2, 2010 at 10:07 am under Professional | 3 Comments to Read


GREENSBORO, NC– The Greensboro Grasshoppers are eagerly anticipating their
2.5 millionth fan, expected to step foot in NewBridge Bank Park on Thursday,
September 2(TONIGHT) against the Savannah Sand Gnats.

After reaching the two million mark in July of the 2009 season, the
Grasshoppers have inched towards their 2.5 millionth fan at an even quicker

The Grasshoppers have welcomed an average of 5,472 fans per game, which
ranks second in the South Atlantic League, just slightly behind perennial
attendance rival, the Lakewood BlueClaws.

It is a tribute to our fans and this community that we are going to hit
this mark so quickly, said President and General Manager Donald Moore. We
could not be more grateful to our fans for their great support these first
six years.

We are thrilled about the idea of our 2.5 millionth guest, said Moore.
But it is not always about the numbers or the records, it is truly amazing
to have watched Greensboro Baseball grow in front of our eyes.

The Greensboro franchise certainly has grown under the direction of Moore,
seeing minor league baseball in Greensboro garner nationwide recognition for
attendance. The Grasshoppers were recently tabbed second in attendance for
Class-A by minor league baseball.

The Grasshoppers plan on expressing their gratitude by showering the lucky
fan with Grasshoppers gifts and memorabilia. The 2.5 millionth guest will
receive a baseball signed by the 2010 Hoppers, a special jersey, and two
hundred fifty dollars in Babe’s Bucks. They will also be awarded the first
pitch on Opening Day of the 2011 season.

For more information, please contact the Grasshoppers office at 336.268.2255
or visit www.gsohoppers.com.

  • RMelton said,

    Amazing that this team could draw 2.5 million fans and NEVER be in the playoffs. That’s what irratates me is that the Marlins have never felt obligated to put talent here that can make the play offs. Bring back the Yankees.

  • Don Moore said,

    It could be that the Marlins are comfortable with the Grasshoppers success at the gate with a losing team, that they feel like they need to put their best players in teams with low attendance – just like the parent club.

  • gso are drunks said,

    You could play the local tee ball games there as long as you sell $1 beers on Thursday nights and fireworks on Fridays. Props to the Hoppers marketing team.