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RECORD 7 MILLIONTH FAN EXPECTED IN 2016!

Ducks slated to become first team in ALPB history to reach milestone

(Central Islip, N.Y., Sept. 8, 2016) – The Long Island Ducks are inching closer to welcoming their 7 millionth fan through the gates at Bethpage Ballpark. As of September 8, the Ducks are just 20,812 fans away from reaching that magical number. Based upon their current average of 5,213 fans per game, the team would welcome that 7 millionth fan to the ballpark this weekend (Sept. 9 to 11) when the Ducks host the York Revolution.

Upon reaching the milestone, the Ducks would be the first team in Atlantic League history to host 7 million fans despite beginning play two seasons after the league’s inception. Long Island has led the Atlantic League in attendance in 13 of its first 16 seasons of play and also has welcomed a league-record 661 past-capacity crowds since the inaugural 2000 season. Most recently, the Ducks led the league in both total (358,317) and average (5,269) attendance during the 2015 season and currently lead the league in average attendance for 2016 at 6,002-seat Bethpage Ballpark.

On the date when the 7 millionth fan enters the ballpark, he or she will be the recipient of a valuable prize package and a special in-game presentation to recognize the historic milestone. To cap off the evening, the 7 millionth fan’s visit to Bethpage Ballpark be prominently displayed on the Ducks’ official web site as one of the top news stories.

Tickets for each of the remaining regular season home games, as well as playoff games, are available by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX or CLICKING HERE.

The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Bethpage Ballpark. For further information, call (631) 940-DUCK or visit www.liducks.com.

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 35 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.

For more information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.

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