The Constitution Brings the Fun back to Arute Field
July 14th, 2012, New Britain CT
The Connecticut Constitution held a “Fan Appreciation Day” Saturday at Arute Field in New Britain to celebrate the end of their first season.
In a showcase environment, Connecticut split its team in two and played a White vs. Blue scrimmage. Still, 150 dedicated fans came out and supported the Constitution during this difficult time.
“We needed to have this day for our fans. They have been so wonderful to us all season,” said Rafe Steinhauer, captain of the White intra-squad team.
The game did not disappoint. Steinhauer and his White team surged to an early lead, dominating for most of the contest. But in the end, it was the Blue team, captained by Joe “Smash” Anderson, that capped a dramatic fourth quarter comeback with a score by Misha Horowitz in sudden-death overtime, securing a victory for the Blues.
After the shortened game, fans were invited on the field to play with and against Constitution players in scrimmages, attempt trick shots with players, receive private instruction, and get autographs. Afterward, all the fans were invited to Tools Bar and Grill in downtown New Britain to socialize with the team.
“It is unfortunate that professional Ultimate in Connecticut was interrupted by nearsighted decisions made in an office in Omaha,” said Steinhauer. “But that is not a reflection on how great our support has been here. All season, our fans have cheered for us; Saturday was our opportunity to cheer for them.”
Despite high attendance and fan support this season, it is uncertain whether the AUDL and the Constitution will be able to work the legal matter out in time for the playoffs, which are scheduled to begin in Philadelphia on Saturday, August 4. Stay tuned for updates and information …
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