Category Archives: Camden Riversharks

Trenton Thunder want you to trade in your old Riversharks gear for tix

The Trenton Thunder are hoping to take advantage of the demise of the Camden Riversharks to recruit new fans.

If you’ve got hats, shirts, jerseys, pants, shorts, socks or shoes of the Camden Riversharks, (or the Atlantic City Surf or Newark Bears), you may exchange your items at the Thunder ticket office and receive a $13 ticket to a 2016 Thunder game (based upon availability), a food voucher, and 20% off at the Thunder company store. There’s a limit of one item of clothing per person per transaction.

“We’re proud to put together a program of this nature,” said Thunder GM/COO Jeff Hurley in a team-issued press release. “The Thunder play the highest level of professional baseball in the state of New Jersey and we are here to stay!”

I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m not planning to trade in my Bears or Riversharks caps for Thunder tix. But then again, I’ve still got a NJ Cardinals cap too.

Advertisements asks “what’s next” for Camden’s Campbell’s Field

The Benjamin Franklin Bridge, visible beyond Campbell's Field (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

Campbell’s Field in September 2014 (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

It’s a slow week for baseball news, leading to publish an article asking “what’s next” for the former home of the Camden Riversharks, Campbell’s Field.

The short answer: not much, unless you are a fan of Rutgers-Camden baseball.

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Farewell Riversharks

Lost in the excitement of the Mets’ NLCS victory on Wednesday was the news that the Atlantic League’s Camden Riversharks would cease operations after 15 seasons.

Campbell's Field (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

Twilight at Campbell’s Field in 2014 (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

The Riversharks were not one of the independent league’s better draws – they averaged 3,186 per game in 2015, seventh among eight teams. Actual attendance at the one game I made it to this summer was maybe a third of that.

Rumors surrounded both the Camden team and the Bridgeport Bluefish (eighth at 2,916 per game) ever since the league announced plans to field a franchise in New Britain, Conn. in 2016.

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