Grasshoppers: Millionth Fan Press Release

For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Amanda Williams
June 3, 2007


The Greensboro Grasshoppers entered Sunday afternoon’s game needing just 4,084 fans to reach the most significant milestone to date in First Horizon Park’s young history.

Craig Hunter of Mount Airy was recorded as the 1,000,000th fan to enter the ballpark since it opened its gates April 9, 2005, 162 games ago.

Hunter was greeted by Grasshoppers personnel and a plethora of items including a Hoppers jersey, team autographed bat and ball, gift certificates and two Continental Airline round-trip tickets to anywhere in the continental United States.

“It is a tribute to our fans and this community that we are going to break such a mark in such a short time,” said President and General Manager Donald Moore. “We cannot be more grateful to our fans for their support.”

In 26 openings this season, the Hoppers have averaged a league-leading 6,345 fans per game.

The Hoppers are back for a seven-game homestand beginning Saturday, June 9 against the Kannapolis Intimidators, featuring the entertaining characters of Zooperstars! For ticket information, please contact the Grasshoppers Box Office at 336.268.2255 or online at

The Grasshoppers were the proud recipients of the 2007 South Atlantic League’s Club Merit Award and General Manager of the Year for the second straight season.

Amanda J. Williams
Director of Creative Services & Media Relations
Greensboro Grasshoppers Baseball
336.268.2884 (direct)