Caitlin Clark isn’t just the biggest star in women’s college basketball anymore. She has become a sun in her own solar system with media, news, and fandom orbiting her. The Iowa Hawkeyes basketball star dominated another sporting venue over the weekend.
Clark was at the Iowa Cubs game on Saturday signing autographs, taking photos, and meeting with fans as she continues her off-the-court excellence that mirrors what she does with a basketball in her hands. What took place at the game was of superstar-level proportions.
Clark had fans lining up hours before entry for their chance to meet her. Clark’s presence at the game shows the high-level desire to see anything she does. The game sold over 10,000 tickets and had fans lining up at 6 a.m. to see her.
Caitlin Clark is a ROCK STAR. This is the line to see the @IowaWBB megastar at the @IowaCubs game. They started lining up at 6am. Not everyone here will get through the line by 6:30. @CaitlinClark22 @KCCINews pic.twitter.com/c0zPLf9hDz
— Scott Reister (@scottreister) June 3, 2023
Iowa Cubs play-by-play voice Alex Cohen said it was unlike anything he’s experienced during his time with the franchise.
“I’ve worked for the Iowa Cubs for five years. We’ve had celebrities, politicians and athletes make appearances, with all-stars and Cub greats having MLB rehab stints at Principal Park. I’ve never seen a buzz at the park like the one for Caitlin Clark tonight. Awesome,” Cohen wrote on his Twitter feed.
I’ve worked for the @IowaCubs for five years.
We’ve had celebrities, politicians and athletes make appearances, with all-stars and Cub greats having MLB rehab stints at Principal Park.
I’ve never seen a buzz at the park like the one for @CaitlinClark22 tonight.
— Alex Cohen (@voiceofcohen2) June 4, 2023
This outing comes on the heels of the announcement that Caitlin Clark will be playing alongside Drake alum but noted Hawkeye supporter and current PGA Tour golfer Zach Johnson in the John Deere Classic Pro-Am on July 5.
Caitlin Clark was a national storyline in the Hawkeyes’ postseason run to the national championship game and there are no signs of the fan intrigue and the desire to see her slowing down.
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