By Sophia Gonzalez
CCC Journalism Program
CAMDEN – The Camden Riversharks are offering Camden County College students discounted tickets to their home games this season.
The Riversharks are a minor league baseball team and a part of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. The team’s home is Campbell’s Field behind the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in Camden. The team has been playing since 2001.
Campbell’s Field averages about 4,000 fans per game and during the fireworks season it’s about 7,000 fans at the games. The Riversharks are an alternative to the Philadelphia Phillies and are considered a more cost-effective way for baseball fans to see great baseball.
The Riversharks are offering discounted tickets for $5 to Camden County College students and hope to attract more fans to their games by doing so, said Jason Love, the team’s marketing coordinator.
Gabriel Brooks said he attended a Riversharks game in middle school, had a great time and caught a foul ball. He said the team was more popular then than it is now.
Staci Wilgorski said she attended a game and noted that it was “great and that it wasn’t a bad time.”
The team’s colors are navy blue, Columbia blue and white. Its logo is a shark biting a bat with the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in the background.
The Riversharks finished third in the south division in 2007, first in 2008 and third in 2009.
Their first game of the season is April 29 against York Revolution away. Their first home game of the season is May 3 against the Long Island Ducks.