Flying Squirrels get ready to welcome one millionth fan

The Flying Squirrels are this close to welcoming the one millionth fan to the Diamond. That fan could arrive as early as tonight at the start of the Baysox series. To celebrate, the Squirrels will provide the winner with a surfeit of prizes. One of which will last a lifetime.

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The Flying Squirrels expect to host their one millionth fan at the Diamond during the upcoming series against the Bowie Baysox. The team is 8,215 attendees shy of reaching the milestone, which could come as soon as this evening.

“One million fans is a major milestone,” said Flying Squirrels Vice President and COO Todd “Parney” Parnell in a statement. “To be able to attract that many fans to The Diamond in less than three seasons is an incredible accomplishment that speaks volumes about how our fans and the entire Richmond community have embraced the Flying Squirrels.”

The historic fan will receive a multitude of prizes, including: four season tickets for life, a reserved parking spot, a Club West Med Spa package, among others. “We will make sure that our one millionth fan is treated to an unforgettable experience that they will treasure for the rest of their life,” said Parney. “We believe this prize package combined with the pageantry of the moment will be a watershed event for both the lucky fan and the Flying Squirrels.”

Last season, the Squirrels drew 447,520 fans to the Diamond in 67 games, averaging 6,679 fans per game. The home stadium holds 9,560 fans, so the one millionth fan could be recorded as early as this evening when the Squirrels begin their series against Bowie at 6:35pm.

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