Blue Crabs Welcome Over 8,000 Fans to July 4th Celebration

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs broke a franchise record on Tuesday night with the largest crowd in attendance at Regency Furniture Stadium. The stands were packed for the Fourth of July as 8,196 fans walked through the gates to enjoy the Red, White, and Blue Crabs celebration. The record was previously held when Regency Furniture Stadium hosted the Atlantic League All Star Game on July 10th, 2013, with 7,128 fans.

“It was electric” said Blue Crabs First Baseman Michael Snyder about the atmosphere at the stadium, noting that the crowd helped lift the team to a 2-1 victory over the Sugarland Skeeters. “We fed off the energy the fans brought to the game last night” said former Major Leaguer L.J. Hoes.

In addition to the crowd inside the stadium, countless members of the community enjoyed the Celebrate Charles event in the parking lot of Regency Furniture Stadium to enjoy live music from the Sam Grow Band and No Green Jellybeenz, food, and other activities. To keep with the tradition of July 4th, the evening concluded with a Firework Extravaganza presented by Wawa and Urban Bar-B-Que.

“We enjoy celebrating America’s Freedom with our community” said Blue Crabs General Manager, Courtney Knichel. “It was truly a magical night at the ballpark.”

The Blue Crabs continue their homestand tonight against the Sugarland Skeeters at 6:35. For tickets and more information, visit

About the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs: The Blue Crabs play 140 regular season games in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs. The Blue Crabs play at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland with affordable family fun. The franchise will open its tenth anniversary season on Thursday April 20, 2017. Please call 301-638-9788 or visit for more information and to reserve your seat at the ballpark today!

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 37 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB.  The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.

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