Ahead of the 2019 season, the York Revolution (independent; Atlantic League) will complete several upgrades at PeoplesBank Park.
PeoplesBank Park first opened in 2007, and the planned improvements for 2019 represent some of its biggest changes to date. The Revolution will convert the former White Rose Hall into the 1741 Club, a renovated space that will provide an all-inclusive experience aimed at businesses and individuals.
The renovated premium area will be a major change among the fan amenities, but it is not the only notable project in the works. Also included in the upcoming PeoplesBank upgrades is a new playing surface, as the ballpark will undergo its first full-scale field replacement. More from the York Daily Record:
Mother nature finally destroyed what even Willie Nelson could not: It zapped York’s grass.
This offseason will mark the first time the ballpark’s playing surface has undergone a full-scale change, general manager John Gibson confirmed.
The playing surface at PeoplesBank Park has been replaced in small segments during the last 12 seasons. Perhaps, most memorably, groundskeeper Greg Jones managed to salvage sections of center field after Nelson’s stage setup in 90-degree temperatures damaged sizable portions of the field just weeks before York hosted its first Atlantic League All-Star Game.
Heavy rains in July, including 14 days of rainfall during the month, and the need to cover the infield with a tarp for consecutive days, combined to help create the perfect conditions for the playing surface to become diseased and damaged.
The timing of these improvements should work well for PeoplesBank Park and the Revolution. The ballpark is scheduled to host the 2019 Atlantic League All-Star Game next July, which will mark the first time that the event has been played in the facility since 2011.
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