The new owners of the Boise Hawks (short season A; Northwest League) are coming out swinging, unveiling plenty of improvements to Memorial Stadium for the 2015 season.
Agon Sports & Entertainment, which also owns the Augusta Greenjackets (Low Class A; Sally League), closed on a purchase of the Hawks in January.
“We’ve put a lot of thought into what needs to be improved at the stadium and we hope that fans and guests can see our commitment to the ballpark and the team,” said Missy Martin, Boise Hawks’ partner and vice president of operations. “We have a lot of work to do, but we know fans, new and old, will have a better baseball experience when it all comes together on June 18 for opening day.”
- A brand new affiliation with the Colorado Rockies
- Renovated and repurposed Hawks Nest – now the Coors Light “Purple Porch”
- New Spectra Netting system (MLB quality) that allows for a much clearer view of the diamond
- Re-branding of the concession areas
- Updated speakers and an improved sound system
- Three rows of new seats behind home plate
- Removal of railings along third base to increase group ticket packages
- Hiring of additional staff to improve the fan experience
- New ballpark signage
- Clubhouse and administrative office upgrades
- Many new retail items
“It is an honor for us to be in Boise, and we feel so welcomed by this great city. Boise is a great sports town and we feel it deserves a great baseball team. We have learned from the many other teams we have managed in our careers, that a Minor League Team is all about the community that embraces it,” Martin added. “If you do the right thing for your community and your guests, you will have a strong team. Without community support we don’t flourish. We are thankful and excited to have the opportunity to open the gates to the Boise community to enjoy the game of baseball this season and in the years to come.”
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