The Panama City Beach Pirates faced the Orlando City Lions in a Friday night showdown. Unfortunately the team didn't pull through with a win, but none-the less it was an exciting game for fans and they attribute their success to their fans.
The fan count for the Pirates continues to rise as the season progresses, 455 to be exact. For fans they say it's easy to root for the team.
Sammie Person and her family have made it a tradition to come to see the Pirates. "Our average crows is 400-500 people coming out. I think the players have fed off of that." Co-owner Eehab Kanawy says.
This is their first season representing Panama City Beach and they've had an incredible year. In 2009, they went on a two year hiatus.
But for Greg DeVito, the team's head coach, it's not about the time spent off the field, it's about the success they're experiencing now. "The community is very involved and as a first year program, we've exceeded expectations."
The Pirates will return to Panama City Beach next weekend for their last home game at Gavlak stadium.