Fresh off of a strong season at the gate, the Boise Hawks (Short Season A; Northwest League) are introducing a new dugout suite at Memorial Stadium.
Before the 2015 campaign, the Hawks were purchased by Agon Sports and Entertainment, a group that is headed by Jeff Eisman and Chris Schoen. In their first season under Agon’s ownership, the Hawks posted a 26% increase in per-game average attendance.
Last fall, we profiled the change philosophy in Boise, and noted that the Hawks focused on enhancing the group areas within Memorial Stadium, including the renovation and renaming of The Purple Porch, which proved to be a popular destination for group ticket holders. The trend of sprucing up these areas has carried over to this season, as the Hawks are remodeling an existing space to meet increased demand.
“With more and more request from the local business community requesting use of our picnic area, we had to create an additional option,” said Hawks general manager Bob Flannery. “We believe that our Dugout Suite will give our customers a unique experience,” noted Flannery.
The Hawks have transformed their First Base Diamond Club seating area next to the Hawks’ dugout and created an area for businesses and families to enjoy an interactive Hawks baseball experience, right on field level.
For $695 per game, the Hawks Dugout Suite includes:
24 Diamond Club Field Level Seats
Personal waitress service until the end of the 7th inning
$175 food and beverage credit
24 Pepsi fountain sodas
24 Aquafina bottled waters
Pre-game autograph session with a Hawks’ player
Hawks Dugout Suites are available for all 38 Hawks’ home games.
More changes could be on tap at Memorial Stadium before this season begins. In their announcement of the dugout suite addition, the Hawks described it as being the first in the “newest wave of improvements to Memorial Stadium for 2016.”