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Warriors Success Attracting More Fans

Patrick Leonard Patrick Leonard
Conrad Molina Conrad Molina

By: Stephen Florino

(KHNL) - The hype surrounding the Warrior football team seems as unstoppable as its offense. The Warriors feature the number one offense in the nation when it comes to yards and scoring.

The result:  a top 25-ranking in both the AP and coaches poll for the first time since 1992.

Now, fans are rushing to get tickets.

It seems many people who said they couldn't go to the games because they couldn't find a babysitter, or had to work, are now finding a way to watch the Warriors.

It's only Monday, but fans are already rushing to get tickets for Saturday's Warrior football game.

"I've been dying to come to the game," said Kelli Akiu.

The stadium ticket office has gotten busier, since the Warriors have been busy running up and down the turf.

"Terrific," said Helen Chang. "Right on."

"It's fantastic," said Conrad Molina. "If you're a stats person, it's incredible."

But it's been a down season, attendance wise. There hasn't been more than 35,000 fans at a home game all season.

Everyone had an excuse.

"I won't be baby sitting," said Chang. "Someone else will babysit."

"I have small children, and all my sitters are all at the game," said Akiu.

"It's like anything, everybody wants to get on the bandwagon," said Molina. "It's the old cliche, if you're winning, you're hot. if not, nobody knows you."

"The 30,000 plus that we have at the games average, are the loudest 30,000 people," said stadium spokesman Patrick Leonard. "It's almost like we have a full stadium."

Fans are expecting it to not only sound like a full stadium, but look like one. Now that the warriors are officially one of the best teams in the nation.

"Finally, everybody's coming along," said Molina. "It is for real, they know it's happening."

"Gotta fill the stadium," said Chang. "I hope everyone can come and see the game."

Stadium managers didn't have a reason for the low attendance. But they say they've been flooded with calls for tickets, so they expect sales to pick up in the Warriors final three games.

Warriors success attracting more fans

The hype surrounding the Warrior football team seems as unstoppable as its offense. The Warriors feature the number one offense in the nation when it comes to yards and scoring.

The result -- a top 25-ranking in both the AP and coaches poll for the first time since 1992.

Now, fans are rushing to get tickets.

It seems many people who said they couldn't go to the games because they couldn't find a babysitter, or had to work, are now finding a way to watch the Warriors.

It's only Monday, but fans are already rushing to get tickets for Saturday's Warrior football game.

"I've been dying to come to the game," said Kelli Akiu.

The stadium ticket office has gotten busier, since the Warriors have been busy running up and down the turf.

"Terrific," said Helen Chang. "Right on."

"It's fantastic," said Conrad Molina. "If you're a stats person, it's incredible."

But it's been a down season, attendance wise. There hasn't been more than 35,000 fans at a home game all season.

Everyone had an excuse.

"I won't be baby sitting," said Chang. "Someone else will babysit."

"I have small children, and all my sitters are all at the game," said Akiu.

"It's like anything, everybody wants to get on the bandwagon," said Molina. "It's the old cliche, if you're winning, you're hot. if not, nobody knows you."

"The 30,000 plus that we have at the games average, are the loudest 30,000 people," said stadium spokesman Patrick Leonard. "It's almost like we have a full stadium."

Fans are expecting it to not only sound like a full stadium, but look like one. Now that the warriors are officially one of the best teams in the nation.

"Finally, everybody's coming along," said Molina. "It is for real, they know it's happening."

"Gotta fill the stadium," said Chang. "I hope everyone can come and see the game."

Stadium managers didn't have a reason for the low attendance. But they say they've been flooded with calls for tickets, so they expect sales to pick up in the Warriors final three games.

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