To get to my selection of 8-9,000, we only need 7,996 more with my small crowd going.
I would have guessed more but the predicted bitter cold weather will hold down attendance. A high of 36 degrees for the day. Good news 1% chance of precipitation. If it was expected to be in low 50's, I would have guessed closer to 10K.
Oh, the other factor is the big basketball game against UNH later that evening. I am sure that'll be SRO and people might have to choose which game to spend their entertainment dollars on and attend only one.
Last Edit: Nov 25, 2021 8:55:07 GMT -5 by sader1970
Will be attending with my wife and daughter. Her first time on Mt St James and 3rd HC sporting event (hockey @ AIC right before pandemic and the Fordham game 2 weeks ago).
My kids will be happy to show her the ropes of how we cheer on the Crusaders during a big game. Fair warning, my kids are a little older now than when you last saw them so she may learn some new words.
I’d guess about 5k given the circumstances (I think that’s about half of what we saw 38 years ago when our attendance that season was generally double or triple what we see now). I’ll be watching it on my TV - a more comfortable perch than our last home playoff game.
Last Edit: Nov 25, 2021 11:19:31 GMT -5 by hcpride
Since we are playing exact number guesses, I'll go with 8,070. Remember, we have to go by official numbers (includes no shows) not by people watching on ESPN+ and opining that there didn't look like that many.
You'd hope that there might be some outreach via T&G, local radio, local TV to encourage locals to come to the game, perhaps with reduced ticket prices with reminders of how Holy Cross partnered with WooSox for the Polar Park game.
I suspect we will have 5,000 to 6,000 folks in attendance.
Hoping Baseball Lot stays open even after the (hopefully little) rainfall projected for Friday!
From the college's parking announcement, no parking on the baseball field. Parking on the West Lot, which I assume is the old HoJos lot.
Tonight Snow showers likely, mainly before 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 25. West wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Saturday Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 35. West wind 11 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.