PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) – End the season.
The Peoria Chiefs played their last home game against the Cedar Rapids Kernels at Dozer Park on Sunday.
âIt’s been good, I think it’s bittersweet today,â said general manager Jason Mott.
Mott said the pandemic has thrown some curveballs this season, but said it was a learning process. He is grateful that they were able to welcome fans to Dozer Park.
“It’s good to see the fans coming back, you know, I think after last year you’ve been through and you’re thinking about coming and there wasn’t anything going on here that was really better than last year,” said Mott.
In honor, he said they wanted to show their support for their fans during Fan Appreciation Week.
âWe did first responders, we did military, we did college, we did healthcare, we did teachers, and then today kids and dogs come in for free,â Mott said.
Don Shafer has been a season ticket holder since 2002, when Dozer Park opened. He said he’s only missed two out of 60 games this year. He said he hopes to see more fans and support next season.
âThere was a disappointment from the fans perspective of fan participation, I realize there is a pandemic situation but it would be nice if people realized what a gem we have right in the center of town and the opportunity to have fun with the family, âsaid Shafer.
The Peoria Chiefs lost to the Cedar Rapids Kernels, 11-0.