The Lowell Spinners (Short Season A; NY-Penn League) continue to plan upgrades to LeLacheur Park, with upcoming changes covering both fan and player amenities.
For the 2018 season, the Spinners and Main Street Baseball are looking to offer better conditions for players. New LED lighting has been installed at the ballpark, and the facility is also set to receive an upgraded playing surface.
LeLacheur Park, however, is also slated to receive some changes to the fan experience, including a new two-tier party deck that will be located along the right field line. The variety of improvements should help to enhance the entertainment experience at the ballpark, according to Spinners owner Dave Heller and general manager Shawn Smith. More from The Lowell Sun:
The most visible addition will be a two-tier grandstand along the right field line that will include space for groups, such as corporate outings, to attend games together.
Beneath the grandstand, the Spinners are constructing a birthday and event room for kids, complete with TVs and video game consoles. All the improvements, including the new lights, tally more than $1 million.
Over the past season, the Spinners began reintroducing entertainers along the concourse, such as face painters and exotic animal wranglers. That will continue, and Heller said he is also in the market for at least one more amusement ride.
“We look at the ballpark, from the overall philosophical standpoint, as a community center,” Smith said. “People go to community centers for different reasons, they go to LeLacheur Park for different reasons.”
LeLacheur Park originally opened in 1998, and won our 2017 Best of the Ballparks voting for the Short Season-A level.
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