Top Menu

SWB Yankees to dive right into 2013 season

New PNC Field

No pressure here: the new Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (Class AAA; International League) will begin the 2013 season at a renovated PNC Field on April 4 — the first day of the MiLB season.

Normally teams opening a new ballpark open the season on the road to give everyone involved every possible minute to complete their tasks. And although it’s technically a renovation job, the changes at PNC Field amount to a totally new ballpark on the operations side: concessions and the suite level are new, as will be ticketing and team offices. Add in a new front office and new branding, and you’ve got a team facing a daunting task.

So deciding to jump in immediately on the opening night of the International League season is a bold, bold move.

“We cannot wait to share with our community the re-constructed PNC Field on April 4, 2013,” SWB Yankees President and General Manager Rob Crain said via press release. “In only 239 days, SWB baseball fans will finally have baseball back and they will have the opportunity to watch the next Yankee greats in the most fan-friendly venue in all of MiLB.”

RELATED STORIES: Boston Rob ready for Yankee challengesCrain new prez/GM of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre YankeesUpper deck of PNC Field coming down this weekNew SWB ballpark, new branding?SWB Yankees, Lackawanna County break ground on PNC Field renovationsConstruction begins on PNC Field renovationsSWB Yankees soldPNC Field renovations could begin FridayRenderings released for PNC Field renovationsDetails of SWB Yanks ballpark lease emergeSale, ballpark issues for SWB Yankees settledRose steps down as SWB Yankees presidentRochester puts out welcome mat for SWB YankeesSWB Yankees sale, PNC Field renovations still pendingCould SWB ballpark shift to downtown Scranton?SWB Yankees adopt Empire State moniker for 2012Sale still pending for SWB Yankees; could team depart?SWB Yankees to play as road team for 2012Could SWB Yankees stay in Scranton for 2012?Surprise player in SWB Yankees temporary home: NewarkDecision on SWB Yankees fate delayedOttawa out of running for SWB Yankees — but in line for affiliated ballNY Yankees making moves with minor-league teams; Corbett OKs SWB ballpark renovation fundsJudge: Lackawanna County entitled to keep ballpark profitsPNC Field funding on holdLuzerne County: SWB Yankees worth at least $25 millionLackawanna County issues RFQ for PNC Field renovationsDebate rages over SWB Yankees saleYanks, Mandalay agree to buy SWB Yankees, unveil ballpark renovationsCompromise on the way in SWB ballpark squabble?Rendell: Clock is ticking on new SWB ballpark financingCounties continue spat; SWB Yankees likely to be sold this weekLackawanna County: In a ballpark bind and madSquabbling could derail new SWB Yankees ballparkPols: Let’s not fix up PNC Field — or sell team to Mandalay, either


Share your news with the baseball community. Send it to us

Are you a subscriber to the weekly Ballpark Digest newsletter? You can sign up for a free subscription at the Newsletter Signup Page.

Join Ballpark Digest on Facebook and on Twitter!

Follow Ballpark Digest on Google + and add us to your circles!

, , , , ,