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Mud Hens Hit Milestone 500th Sellout

August 30, 2019 - International League (IL) - Toledo Mud Hens News Release

TOLEDO, OH- For the 500th time at Fifth Third Field, fans filled the seats from behind home to the Home Run Terrace marking a milestone at the ballpark- 500 sellout games!

"Mud Hens fans, thank you, this achievement is yours," said Erik Ibsen, Mud Hens Executive Vice President and General Manager. "We appreciate the dedication, passion and support you give year after year."

Opening in 2002 at a cost of $39.2 million, the ballpark located in Toledo's Warehouse District has welcomed more than 9.8 million fans.

"The fact the construction of this ballpark was paid off five years ahead of schedule shows just how much support we've received at Fifth Third Field," Ibsen said. "We also place a high priority on maintaining this tremendous community asset."

The Mud Hens thanked the fans during the inning breaks with giveaways from valued corporate sponsors. (Sponsors in alphabetical order: Forest View, Great Clips, Levis Commons, Marcos, Midwest Eye Consultant, Planet Fitness, Softer than Brittle, Sonic, Tito's Vodka, Toledo Asana Room)

"This ballpark has made lifelong memories for so many people, and we can't wait to make many more in the future," said Thomas Townley, Mud Hens Director of Ticket Sales and Service.

Since moving into Fifth Third Field, the Mud Hens won the International League's Governor's Cup in 2005 and 2006, hosted the Triple-A All-Star Game in 2006, and most recently won the IL West Division in 2018.

The Mud Hens open their 2020 season at Fifth Third Field on Thursday, April 16 against the Indianapolis Indians.

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