Last night the Eau Claire Express opened the season to a *larger than expected* crowd of over 3700 people.
Lines backed up for a while and some fans complained about the long wait to get into Carson Park. Fans were lined up to the steps by 5:15 last night. But Express General Manager Bill Rowlett chalks that up to opening night and says the team will be better prepared the next time.
"We'll have more people at the gates to help the lines move faster and people who already have tickets don't need to wait in line," Rowlett says.
Rowlett also plans on opening the gates at four before the 7 o'clock starts so fans who just want to watch batting practice and see the players will have the chance to do so.