Wow. What a magical finish to an amazing season for your Grizzlies. To win the CPL Championship after going undefeated in the playoffs provided us all with a storybook ending. It marked only the second Championship in our franchise’s sixteen year history. But this Championship was possibly the most improbable after upsetting the #1 seed Forest City Owls, then beating the #2 seed Savannah Bananas and finally dominating the Wilmington Sharks in the final.
The amazing finish capped off a season to remember in Gastonia. Sims Park remained the place to be this summer, averaging almost 2,000 fans a game. This placed the Grizzlies 2nd in the Coastal Plain League in attendance and 13th in the country. Five games were completely sold out at Sims providing one of the best summer ball atmospheres in the country. The Grizzlies took advantage of the crowds winning the most home games in the league with a record of 22-9.
The success of the team is all because of you. You helped bring an amazing atmosphere to Sims Park and provide something truly special for our players. You are the reason our players absolutely love playing here, dancing here and spending time meeting you on the concourse and in the stands.
You are the reason why we work year round to deliver a great team and a great fan experience.
Thank you for being there for us every step of the way. Your support is something that we will never forget – just like we won’t forget the 2017 season. We will continue to focus on bringing an amazing product to Gastonia. Something that will build more memories like this summer.
Thanks again for being amazing fans and Go Grizzlies.