If you haven't been to a Binghamton Rumble Ponies game yet this year, you've been missing out...and you may be one of the few. I enjoy going to Mirabito Stadium and it seems like that there has been more people in attendance this year. It turns out, it wasn't a figment of my imagination.

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The Rumble Ponies have announced that there has been a 52% increase in attendance at home games so far this season. Nearly 80,000 fans have attended their games so far and it'll blow past that by the time the July 4th weekend is over.

I've been asked why I think that attendance is up. Here are a few of my observations:  1) The pitch clock has sped up games and now it takes less than three hours to play. 2) The Rumble Ponies are doing more fan interaction games between innings. 3) My daughter, Tara is working as part of the Carousel Crew (on-field promotions team) for the second year. #3 is my personal favorite reason to go to the ballpark. Go Girl!

Glenn Pitcher
Glenn Pitcher

The Binghamton Rumble Ponies have a six-game homestand against the Hartford Yard Goats beginning on Wednesday, June 28th. Here are just some of the special promotions that you can look forward to this weekend.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies July 4th Weekend Promotions

Wednesday is Faith and Family Night with free parking. Arrive early for special player testimonials and throughout the game. Thursday is Thursty Thursday (courtesy of 98.1 the Hawk) with two-for-the-price-of-one on several drinks and select drafts. First pitch for both nights is at 6:35 p.m.

Friday is "Marvel Defenders of the Diamond" Night with fireworks after the game. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies Bobby Bonilla Day

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Saturday, July 1st is "Wild West" Night with a special appearance by Denim Richards, also known as Colby from "Yellowstone." It's also Bobby Bonilla-themed "Show Me The Money" night where you can enter for a chance to win $11.93 for the next 36 years. Confused? Just ask any long-time Met fan about this special event. If you know, you know. First pitch is at 6:07 p.m.

Kids-Eat-Free on Sunday with a free T-shirt giveaway for the first 500 fans with first pitch at 1:05 p.m.

Monday, July 3rd wraps up the 6 game homestand with a bang. Make that a Bing Bang Boom with the biggest and best fireworks show in the Southern Tier after the game. First pitch at 6:35 p.m.

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