Boulton remains committed to Newark

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Atlantic League CEO and founder Frank Boulton continues to throw his full support behind the Newark Bears, and he hopes to repeat the type of work he’s already accomplished with the Bridgeport Bluefish.
Taking over the Bluefish before the 2009 season, Boulton inherited a franchise in trouble. Boulton noted that he’s “not doing an end zone dance in Bridgeport yet.” But his work and the work of his staff is paying off.
Boulton wants to see a similar turnaround in Newark, a franchise he took over before the 2010 season. The Newark Bears rank last in the league in attendance, drawing an average of 1,889 through their first 30 games. But Boulton also owns the Long Island Ducks, the league’s top draw. He wants the Bears to succeed, not only this season but in the future.
“I’m giving it everything I’ve got,” Boulton said.
To anyone who doubts the work being done in Newark, or the fact the Bears will continue to play in the league, Boulton issued a challenge.
“Tell them to buy a ticket in August, and I’ll sit next to them,” Boulton said.

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One Response to Boulton remains committed to Newark

  1. DanRodriguez says:

    I have my doubts. I feel like there’s less effort this year than last year. Very few promotions, obvious spots of disrepair (missing letters from the Ring of Honor below the press box). They just don’t draw. Reported attendance is usually about double what’s actually in the park. I believe the Bears won’t be a good draw until Newark the city improves. It’s happening but it’s a slow process.

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