Phil and Judy Harms added an surprising stadium to the record of locations they’ve watched an Air Drive soccer recreation.
The Crete, Neb., residents and fogeys of Rhett, a senior tight finish, have adopted the Falcons wherever they’ve gone the final couple of seasons.
“We even went to Hawaii final 12 months, and it’s factor,” Judy stated. “As a result of this 12 months is a lot completely different.”
With attendance for Air Drive’s 40-7 smashing of Navy on Saturday restricted to cadets, the Harms and their associates the Comptons, dad and mom of one other cadet from close by Milford, Neb., watched from shallow left area at UC Well being Park.
“We have been so excited to see that this was an choice,” Lisa Compton stated. “So we received right here at 1:30 to ensure we have been one of many 500 to have the ability to come within the door.”
The Rocky Mountain Vibes partnered with Air Drive to host a watch social gathering on the baseball stadium with the large video board past left-center area exhibiting the sport. Saturday’s occasion served as a possibility for one sports activities crew to assist one other, in line with Vibes president and common supervisor Chris Phillips.
“That’s what it’s all about. I used to be so completely satisfied to get that decision,” Phillips stated.
“Couldn’t be extra honored and completely satisfied to do it.”
Different watch events have been held at Rib & Chop Home and The Brass Faucet, however the expertise on the native ball area appeared to supply one thing completely different.
Ryan Finnigsmier and his 11-year-old daughter Victoria, carrying a blue No. 18 Air Drive jersey, used the outfield grass to play catch earlier than kickoff, and so they weren’t alone. Ryan grew up in Colorado Springs and adopted the Falcons as his hometown crew. In a unique 12 months, he, just like the Harms, would usually be inside Falcon Stadium.
“We’d in all probability make it out to the sport, particularly Navy,” Ryan stated.
“This isn’t a nasty various in any respect. Can’t actually complain. It’s simpler to get a beer right here.”
The Vibes had concession stands, together with a pop-up bar simply behind first base, and the crew retailer open. Ryan stated his group received a bunch of free garb upon arrival. Phillips stated the Vibes do a deep clear earlier than each occasion and comply with CDC tips all through the occasion.
“It ought to be an superior day on the ballpark,” Phillips stated half-hour earlier than the sport kicked off.
And it was. Followers celebrated the Falcons’ protection getting a fourth-down cease on Navy’s first drive earlier than Tevye Schuettpelz-Rohl’s area purpose gave Air Drive an early lead.
“We go to all of the video games. That is the primary 12 months we’re not going to have the ability to go to all of the video games and be in all of the stadiums,” Judy stated.
“We’ll begin yelling and cheering whether or not it’s on the stadium or not.”