The following is a press release provided by the Omaha Stormchasers and reprinted here in its entirety.
Omaha Franchise to Welcome 12 Millionth Fan
Storm Chasers just 7,696 fans shy of monumental figure
OMAHA, Neb. — The Omaha Storm Chasers will greet the 12 millionth fan in franchise history when they pass through the Werner Park gates this weekend, the club announced Thursday. Through Wednesday, August 3, a total of 11,992,304 fans have attended 2,785 games since 1969 – just 7,696 fans shy of the 12 million mark.
The winning fan will be honored with a prize pack valued at more than $2,000, with all items prominently featuring the number 12. The lucky winner will receive two club season tickets for 2012 in section 112, a No. 12 Storm Chasers jersey, 12 autographed baseballs signed by 12 different members of the Storm Chasers, and an on-field recognition ceremony with manager Mike Jirschele (in his 12th season as Omaha manager) and player Irving Falu (who wears number 12).
In addition, once the 12 millionth fan passes through the gates, the Storm Chasers will offer all fans the following deals:
- Club seats in section 112 will be $12 each for the remainder of the season, when purchased in advance online
- All fans will receive a 12 percent discount in the Storm Front gift shop during the 12 minutes following each Storm Chasers game
- Ovations Food Service at Werner Park will offer four small hot dogs and four small Pepsi fountain drinks for just $12
Tickets for all remaining regular season games are available at the Werner Park ticket office, by phone at (402) 738-5100 and online atwww.omahastormchasers.com. The Storm Chasers are home for each of the next seven days, from Thursday, August 4 through Wednesday, August 10.