4,600+ fans attend Binghamton Rumble Ponies home opener

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Over 4,600 fans came out to see Binghamton's new baseball team rumble into town.

The crowd made for the largest attended home opener since 2009, and the 2nd largest home April crowd in the last 10 years.

Fans took to the Armory store to grab Rumble Ponies merchandise, some replacing it with their vintage B-Mets gear.

The right field party deck remained jam packed even late into the game with temperatures near 40 degrees.

However, some fans were unhappy with long lines to get food and drinks, something owner John Hughes says needs quick improvement.

"I think we did a lot of things well. There are some things to work on, including concessions, which was my biggest area of concern. I apologize to everyone about the issues. Overall, I was humbled by the response and the overwhelming support from the community. To me, that was the greatest part about it," said Hughes.

The Rumble Ponies won the game 7-5 and fans enjoyed a fireworks show after the last out was made.

The team remains in Rumble Town with games Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 1:05 p.m.

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