Shreveport-Bossier not sports towns? I beg to differ
As I was driving back to the office on I-20 from covering the Huntington-John Ehret boys basketball playoff game I noticed the lights were on at Independence Stadium. The state high school soccer championships were being played there.
The lights were on at Fair Grounds Field, too. A Bossier Parish Community College game was being played there.
At the CenturyTel Center, the red-hot Mudbugs were beating Rocky Mountain.
At the Huntington game, the gym was at least three-fourths full with probably about 700 in attendance. I have to believe there were at least that many at three other local gyms hosting first-round games.
There were also three local baseball tournaments going on, and a big softball tournament is also taking place.
Of course, it's impossible to tell just how many people were out enjoying these events. But it wouldn't be a stretch to say thousands.
Not a sports town? I beg to differ.