Thunder's first home game in 2024 draws big crowds

June 10, 2024 – Major League Baseball Draft League (MLBDL)
Press release from Trenton Thunder

(Trenton, NJ) – Your Trenton Thunder, presented by NJM Insurance Group, would like to thank baseball's best fans and all of our business and community partners for their continued support following the first home game of the 2024 season. The Thunder drew a total of 40,450 fans for their first six home games, an average of 6,742 per game, with the largest crowd coming on June 8 with a total of 7,579 fans.

“There's a reason we call our fans the best in baseball,” said President Jeff Hurley. “Their loyalty, passion and genuine love for our team and organization is what drives us every day to provide them with the best product possible.”

The Thunder had over 7,000 fans on three consecutive nights:

Thursday, June 6th 7,151 | Friday, June 7th 7,208 | Saturday, June 8th 7,579

During the home opener, the Thunder hosted the first Pork Roll Friday of the year, the first Tail Waggin' Wednesday, two post-game fireworks displays, Boomer's Birthday Celebration and LGBTQ+ Pride Night, to name a few. Post-game fireworks displays on Thursday, June 6 and Saturday, June 8.

“We couldn't be happier with the attendance for our first home game of the season,” said Thunder general manager Jon Bodnar. “When you walk into Trenton Thunder Ballpark, you're walking into our home and we want to give our guests the best experience possible to keep them coming back.”

Thunder Value Days continue throughout the summer with $1 hot dogs on Tuesdays and free food for kids. Kids 12 and under get a coupon for a FREE hot dog, snack and bottle of water on Tuesdays. Thirsty Thursdays kicks off the Home of the Four Day Weekend with great beer specials that last through the middle of the fifth inning. Pork Roll Fridays keep things going, your Thunder will take the field in special uniforms and Case's Pork Roll sandwiches are only $2. And Thunder Happy Hours on early admission Saturdays allow fans to enjoy great beer specials before the game.

Your Thunder return home on June 14th for a three-game series against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers starting at 7 p.m. Come to Trenton Thunder Ballpark for our Breast Cancer Awareness Night presented by Machestic Dragons and Pork Roll Friday! To purchase tickets, call the Radius 180 Box Office at (609)-394-3300, option 4, or visit

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