INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Indians will most likely see the eight millionth fan at Victory Field during this week, as the Indianas return home for a 7-game home-stand. The Tribe is only 12,598 shy of the eight million mark, counting from the opening of Victory Field in 1996.
The eight millionth fan will receive a customized jersey, season tickets for the 2010 season and will be invited to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
The Indians are up against the Louisville Bats, their division rivals, this Thursday at 7:00 pm. Tribe face their division-rivals the Louisville Bats Thursday at 7 p.m. After Friday’s game there will be a spectacular display of fireworks for all the fans in the park.
The Indians average more than 10,000 fans for every game. The season ends on September 5 this year, with “Fireworks Nights” every evening of the Labor Day weekend.
Eight million. That’s a lot of Indianapolis sports fans in general, and Indianapolis Indians fans in particular. Indianapolis children love the Indians just as much as the dads and moms that take them to the games. What if your kid turned out to be number 8,000,000 this week?
Victory Field, home of the Indianapolis Indians and sometimes called “Best Minor League Ballpark in America,” is located across West Washington Street and the White River State Park, just west of downtown Indianapolis.