Attendance Notes: USWNT Brings Record Crowd To Nippert Stadium
A crowd of 30,596 last night witnessed the USWNT defeat New Zealand 5-0 at Nippert Stadium, a "record for the women’s national team in the state of Ohio" (CINCINNATI ENQUIRER, 9/20).
Cubs manager Joe Maddon last night made his "first visit back" to Tropicana Field since serving as Rays manger and was treated to a "scoreboard video tribute." A "loud crowd of 25,046," with the cheapest ticket $44, celebrated Maddon's "hefty role in the Rays' success during his nine-year stint" from '05-14 (TAMPA BAY TIMES, 9/20).
Penn State's Pegula Ice Arena last night hosted the Penguins' preseason opener against the Sabres in front of a sellout crowd of "more than 6,000" (Clearfield PROGRESS, 9/20). About "three-quarters of the fans in a full student section wore hockey jerseys," and about 90% of those "had a Penguins crest across the front" (TRIBLIVE.com, 9/19).