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New GBL Champs: Calgary Vipers Expect More Than Title

By Devon Teeple On September - 17 - 2009

The Calgary Vipers are the Golden Baseball League Champions, and are setting themselves up for what looks like to be a very profitable 2010 season.

Vipers President John Conrad could not be happier after his Vipers defeated the Tucson Toros three to one in the best of five series on Saturday.

“We’ve built a really good base this year,” said Conrad. “We really picked up in July and August.

“Next year, we want to get a 1,500-season-ticket base, I think that’s workable.”

Conrad also said his team should break even this year.  Viper’s owner Jeff Gidney did make that exact same claim last year after Calgary fell short of the championship when they lost in game 5.  Coincidently Conrad was inaugurated as the new President of the team to replace Peter Young who left the team shortly after the 2009 season began.

Attendance goals are obviously something an independent league team strives to hit but one few achieve.  Regular season attendance for the ...

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