SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Saturday, the Springfield Falcons celebrated their fans, on what could be the last weekend the team is in Springfield.
The future of the Falcons is in jeopardy. Their NHL affiliate, the Arizona Coyotes announced they’ll be moving their AHL partner to Arizona.
But the looming concern didn’t stop Falcons fans from having fun at Saturday’s block party. About 100 fans gathered outside the Mass Mutual Center with Screech, the team’s mascot and a few cheerleaders to listen to live music, jump in a bounce house, and get their face painted.
Courtney Chafer of Palmer told 22News she enjoyed the day, but the team’s uncertain future was in the back of her mind. “It could potentially be the last weekend, which is kind of upsetting. We are here to show our support and get ready for the game tonight. So yeah, we are just having fun. It’s beautiful weather. A great experience.
The Falcon’s take on the Portland Pirates Saturday and Sunday night at the Mass Mutual Center.
The Falcons are last in the AHL in attendance this season, averaging about 3,100 fans per game.