Fireworks bring RedHawks fans together in new way
FARGO-- The end of May was supposed to be busy for the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. This week was suppose to be home opener as well as the first fireworks show of the season, all while celebrating their 25th season. Despite the year being on hold due to the pandemic, that isn’t stopping the team from thanking fans for their support.
"I'm excited,” said Lily Holten.
The Holten’s ballpark view may have a different look on Friday night.
"What better way to enjoy both of our favorite things RedHawks and fireworks,” said Kate Holten.
Instead of being one of the thousands of fans inside Newman Outdoor Field cheering on the RedHawks, they’re camped out in the back of their pickup truck waiting for the fireworks show from their parking lot spot.
"We came early because we knew it was going to be busy. It's great to bring the kids out, they have been locked inside for forever. This was our first outing all together as a family to enjoy something that was socially distant, yet still fun,” said Kate.
"I'm most excited watching the fireworks because I actually still miss Hawkeye,” said Kate’s son Carter Holten.
This is all in hopes of bringing some normalcy to these passionate fans who are eagerly waiting for the return of their favorite summer pastime.
"Something different to do we have been cooped up for quite a few months, now that school is over it's kind of nice to relax and get out,” said Katie Tastad.
The idea of the Redhawk’s One Community, One Team slogan for Friday night was a no-brainer for team president and CEO Brad Thom.
“You're here for the show, just come out and have a great time and forget about life for a little,” said Thom.
Even though the fireworks can’t be viewed inside the stadium, Thom hopes this is a way fans can still celebrate 25 years of RedHawk baseball.
"We want everyone to remember us if we don't have a season this year. If we do have a season this year, we just want this to be a preamble for it,” said Thom.
The American Association hopes to start play with a condensed season in July.