Rockford RiverHawks 2008 Recap The RiverHawks shattered their attendance record in 2008. They drew 138,234 fans , an improvement of more than 25,000 fans from 2007.
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The RiverHawks hosted more than 300 games in 2008. In addition to their games, the RiverHawks hosted Rockford College’s entire home schedule, NCAA postseason baseball, a high-school supersectional and many other amateur tournaments. About 200,000 total fans watched games at the stadium in 2008.
The RiverHawks are members of the Frontier League, one of the most successful leagues in all independent minor-league baseball. Teams are located in Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. The league expanded to 12 teams in 2007 and has plans for further expansion before the end of the decade. League members include cities in suburban Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. Seven new stadiums have opened in the last seven years.
The Riverhawks are partly-owned and led by local businessmen Dave Ciarrachi and Kurt Carlson.
The RiverHawks average more than 2,700 fans per game.