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Masich Place Stadium packed again for Kodiaks

By Jack Clark, 09/10/22, 10:15AM CDT


PRINCE GEORGE- It was a packed house at Masich Place Stadium for the Kodiaks third home game. The community of Prince George provided yet another electric atmosphere.

“I truly believe that fans are the heartbeat of a team. You know, when fans come out, and they’re loud, they’re proud, and they appreciate the team on the field,” said Head Coach Keon Raymond. “They give that energy. They transfer energy onto the field to the players.”

More than 1500 fans packed the seats Saturday in support of the Kodiaks, something Raymond always knew Prince George was capable of from the first time he came to town.

“The support from this community let it know that this is a community that bands, that sticks together. They want to win,” said Raymond. “When we have those numbers out here, and they’re yelling, they’re proud.”

While the football is fantastic, the team has many attractions that draw a crowd.

“We’ve got we got our tailgating. We got, you know, our food vendors and our food trucks. We have $5 beers which don’t hurt,” Said Team President Craig Briere. “We’ve got our mascot. You know, we’re working on a cheer team. We got our fan support. We got our in-game announcers when you come to a game. It’s an event.”

When asked why this crowd is so unique, the answer was simple.

“It’s the pride of the north thing,” said Kodiaks superfan Brain Kolodui. ” The majority of the teams are Okanagan, Lower Mainland, or the island. We can compete with them.”

The Kodiaks next home game is September 24.