The Binghamton Rumble Ponies season may not have ended the way they wanted but overall it wasn't a bad year. They didn't make the playoffs but there was plenty to cheer about.

We were fortunate enough to have Tim Tebow in our own backyard for most of the year until he got hurt. People would drive from all over to see him on and off the fiel and that's probably the biggest reason that the Rumble Ponies had their such great attendance at the ballpark.

They averaged 3,553 fans at home this season and that's the best average attendance since the inaugural season in 1992. It included a franchise record of 7,488 at the game against the Trenton Thunder on July 20th.

They ended up with over 220,000 people in 62 games through the NYSEG Stadium turnstiles. Attendance started slow this season, in fact, a local news station did a story on the low turnout. How quickly we forget about how bad the weather was at home at the beginning of the season.

Having Tebow in town certainly helped but I think great promotions like the Ponies playing as the Binghamton Spiedies for several games was a factor. There were promotions for practically every game and the Ponies should be applauded for their hard work off the field and in the community.

The next game that the Ponies will play is April 4th, 2019 in Manchester against the Fisher Cats.Their home opener will be a week later, April 11th against Erie. Thank you Ponies and we'll see you next season when we'll Saddle-Up for Funn again.


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