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Hurricane Florence Forces Shift of Governors’ Cup Games

The threat of Hurricane Florence has forced a relocation of International League Governors’ Cup Final contests, as games 3-5 will shift from Durham to Scranton/Wilkes Barre’s PNC Field. Durham Bulls Athletic Park was to have hosted games three, four, and five of the series, but the entirety of the Governors’ Cup Final will now be played at PNC Field, home of the […]

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RailRiders Hosting Man vs. Marathon

Tonight at PNC Field, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Class AAA; International League) will combine two sports as they host Man vs. Marathon. As part of this unique promotion, runners will race against the clock in an effort to finish the race before the game against the Gwinnett Braves concludes. (more…)

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Year after RailRiders debut, SWB counties still in legal fight

Dueling lawsuits over the proceeds of the sale of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Class AAA; International League) are still active in the legal system, but little progress has been made in either. As you’ll recall, Lackawanna County and Luzerne Countyare fighting over the proceeds of the sale of the RailRiders to SWB Yankees LLC, a partnership […]

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RailRiders unveil 2014 improvements

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 […]

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Crain guarantees 60-degree weather for RailRiders opener

Another bold promotion for Rob Crain, president/GM of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Class AAA; International League): he’s guaranteeing 60-degree weather for the April 3 season opener at PNC Field. Clad in floral orange shorts, inexplicable snorkel gear and a life preserver designed for a little girl while wearing a face of both fun and fierce determination, […]

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2013 Ballpark of the Year: PNC Field

Another 2013 Ballpark Digest Award to announce: We’ve named PNC Field, home of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Class AAA; International League), as our Best New Ballpark of the Year. Building a new ballpark on the base of an old one is an enormous challenge: what made sense in the 1980s may not make sense for a […]

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