A year after opening a renovated PNC Field, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Class AAA; International League) are unveiling more improvements for the 2014 season.
“Standing pat is not an option for us,” said RailRiders president/GM Rob Crain. “As an organization, we are always looking for ways we can provide an even better experience for our guests at the ballpark. Yes, last year was successful. But we want 2014 to be even better. We believe investments like these additions and enhancements benefit everyone – our organization, our fans and our community.”
The new Oak Grove Deck leads the way for 2014 improvements. Designed by DX Dempsey, the 1,145-square-foot destination location will be used for private picnics before games, and as a communal gather space during games. Connected to the Budweiser Railhouse in right field, you won’t miss this new iconic piece of PNC Field thanks to the lighting of trees in the area and string lights that will create a dynamic atmosphere.
Also slated for upgrades: the Mohegan Sun Club, which has even more added to its already diverse perks. The team has partnered with the Lackawanna County Arts & Cultural center to commission a new entrance mural. The colorful family-friendly display captures the magic of baseball, Northeastern Pennsylvania and a sense of community. Additionally, the team has created new soft seating areas that afford more intimate conversations. Not one for idle chit-chat? Pass the time with a brand new shuffle board table provided by Gebhardts in Wilkes-Barre in the high-top areas.
In 2013, the RailRiders set a record for birthday party sales. With the public speaking through its overwhelming purchase power support, the team listened and beefed things up with a better space to service the demand. Voila! PNC Field now sports a new area on the third-base side, the Utz Birthday Burrow. Happy birthday to you indeed with picnic-table seating for up to 80 people, multiple flat-screen televisions and a private food pick-up area.
The games beyond the game have grown even more plentiful with the infusion of the RibbitRiders and Porcupine Putt-Putt. A flying-frog carnival game, RibbitRiders will take place near the left-field gate. Fans can splish and splash their way to prizes with a bucket of frogs to shoot in the air for just $2. Or, they can keep things on the ground while working on their short-game with Porcupine Putt-Putt. Near the entrance of the Family Fun Zone, $2 will net three putts while a hole-in-one means a prize for the celebratory victors.
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