Jul 3, 2014 11:48 PM by Jordan Mason
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - After selling out for the fourth time this season on Thursday night, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox officially set a new eight-day home stand attendance record with 51,919 spectators. The previous record, which was set from August 27-September 3, 2012, drew 47,610 fans to Security Service Field, but that record was broken Thursday as 8,813 fans were in attendance for the annual Independence Day celebration - the second largest crowd of the season.
The Sky Sox also set new three-day and four-day attendance records during the first series of the home stand against the Iowa Cubs with 24,513 fans during the first three games and 29,816 for the entire four-day series. The previous records were set during the final series of the 2012 season against Las Vegas.
"We are humbled and grateful for the continued support from our fantastic fans," said Sky Sox President and General Manager Tony Ensor. "Our goal is to provide the absolute best in affordable family entertainment to the Colorado Springs community and we very much appreciate the ongoing response to these efforts."
Over the past six years, the Sky Sox have made significant strides throughout the community as well as within the organization. The Sky Sox drew their six millionth fan to a regular season game during the 2012 season, while 2013 marked the fifth straight year the Sky Sox surpassed 300,000 fans. This season, the Sky Sox are well on their way to drawing more than 300,000 fans for the sixth consecutive time. To date this season, 222,630 fans have made it out to a game at Security Service Field, including six crowds of more than 8,000 spectators.
The Sky Sox have 24 home dates left this season, including some of the most exciting promotions of the year. On Saturday, July 12th, the Sky Sox will have Used Car Giveaway night with more than nine cars being given away. Also, there still are two more themed nights ending with fireworks this season with Star Trek Night on Saturday, July 26th, and Sky Fest 2014 featuring Batman being held on Saturday, August 23rd. On Friday, August 8th, the first 1,500 fans also will get a free Todd Helton Miniature Statue.