View Full Version : Surf Announce Naming Rights Deal
05-23-2006, 10:38 AM
So.....I'm guessing Atlantic City will most likely stay in the running for a team.
What do you guys think of that? And what do you think of the new stadium name ("Bernie Robbins Stadium"). I liked the "Sandcastle Stadium"!!
Here's the link:
05-23-2006, 11:06 AM
I guess its good, but nobody goes to the games in A.C.! I'm a little surprised. I guess there will be 10 teams in the league next year because none of the other teams are in danger of shutting down.
05-24-2006, 10:21 AM
I guess its good, but nobody goes to the games in A.C.!
The Road Warriors played in A.C last night--Sandy(my hubby) said there was maybe 100 fans! They'll be the first to go, if anyone's out.
06-08-2006, 06:53 PM
The fans can't say the team is lousy and that's why they don't go. I don't know. AC has never been a local sports town. The Bullies left, the AC Seagull basketball team left. The Cardsharks arena football team left. I don't know if it's because people only think of AC as a gambling town, or is it the city's love affair with Philly sports?
06-09-2006, 08:00 AM
It seems like a great location, but the AC stadium doesn't seem to be very convenient for most local fans. A new ballpark at the Atlantic City Race Course site could boost interest.
What shocks me is that the Lakewood BlueClaws, a mere 60 miles North draw 400,000+ plus fans a year. You'd think that the Surf could get at least half that number...the Surf needs to market the team better in Ocean County.
06-09-2006, 02:41 PM
I don't think convenience has anything to do with it. The economy of the region is based on the casinos. Every minute not spent in a casino is a drag on the local economy. There is very little motivation to promote alternate entertainment.
06-09-2006, 08:12 PM
The economy of the region is based on the casinos.
That right there says it all. Being a person who's never been to Atlantic City (but my mom has) I perceive AC as being gambling country - not a place where they'd stick a baseball team! I'm sure the residents have a much different perspective, but it sounds as if the casinos are booming, and the baseball field isn't.
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