NEW PARTNERSHIPS BOLSTER 2014 #YorkRevs EXPERIENCE
New concessions and merchandise partners at Santander Stadium as York Revolution enters its eighth season Downtown
Yesterday we learned about the Dietz & Bluett Insurance Diamond Deck and other future construction projects at Santander Stadium, the nearly eight-year old home of the York Revolution. In addition to those initiatives the team is also announcing several new corporate partnerships effective immediately, mostly around concessions and hospitality within in the ballpark.
Bogey Macaws at The Ballpark Picnic Pavilion
The family fun for all ages of Bogey Macaws restaurant in York is coming to the picnic pavilion area at Santander Stadium in a new partnership with Heritage Hospitality. Not only will the same top-flight catering of that area continue from Heritage for group events, but staples of Bogey Macaws such as skeeball and a mini golf hole will be installed.
The organization has entered into a new in-stadium pizza partnership with Little Caesars, whose product will be available at the third base concession area at Santander Stadium. This includes Little Caesars Pizza by the slice as well as their trademark “Crazy Bread.” Fans will also notice increased value in this area, with “a bigger slice for a smaller price.” Pizza will continue to be the focal point of the Revolution’s wildly popular “K-Man” promotion, where if a chosen batter from the opposing team strikes out, fans win free product with their ticket stub at York Little Caesars locations.
“Dog” Days of Summer
Hatfield has returned as the official hot dog of the York Revolution. This includes “Dollar Dog Day,” which will shift from Monday Revolution home games to Sunday games, so families who specifically enjoy Sunday games may take advantage of the savings. The unique and popular Hatfield “Hot Dog Cannon” will also be returning for select dates to be announced. The co2-powered cannon launches free, hot Hatfield Hot Dogs from the playing field into the seating bowl at Santander Stadium for a few lucky fans to enjoy.
First Capital Federal Credit Union Team Store
The local financial institution has signed on as the presenting partner of the official retailer of York Revolution apparel and merchandise, in a concerted effort to make it the finest in-ballpark souvenir store in the Atlantic League. The in-person and online First Capital Federal Credit Union Team Store is the ONLY outlet from which to purchase officially licensed York Revolution on-field gear and replica jerseys.
Heritage Lawn & Landscape Fan Services Center
Long-time York Revolution partner Heritage Lawn & Landscape has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the Fan Services Center on the Santander Stadium concourse. The Heritage Lawn & Landscape Fan Services Center will continue to be the best in-ballpark resource for fans with questions about the stadium, to redeem prizes or to seek help with a problem.
The Revolution will also welcome its 2 Millionth fan in franchise history sometime in late July or early August. Heritage Lawn & Landscape has also signed on as the sponsor of this celebration: Details TBA.
Dietz & Bluett Insurance Diamond Deck
The brand new Dietz & Bluett Insurance Diamond Deck behind home plate at Santander Stadium is the newest place to be for group outings during the 2014 season. If fun is what you want, the Dietz & Bluett Insurance Diamond Deck is where you need to be; not only are you next to all of the action but you are the center of attention. The Dietz & Bluett Insurance Diamond Deck comfortably seats groups of 20 to 50 people with the amenities of a suite and the laid back atmosphere of a picnic party.
#YorkRevs BEGIN SERIES OF IMPROVEMENTS TO SANTANDER STADIUM
Construction has begun on “Dietz & Bluett Insurance Diamond Deck,” behind home plate, the first of several ballpark improvements over next few years
Official construction on the “Dietz & Bluett Insurance Diamond Deck” began last month, (see attached photos) and will be completed in advance of the York Revolution’s Opening Day on Thursday, April 24. The new hospitality area, which now puts large groups in the middle of the action at Santander Stadium, is the first piece of a multi-year investment plan for the seven-year-old ballpark announced by the Revolution.
The Dietz & Bluett Insurance Diamond Deck gives smaller groups at Santander Stadium an exciting new option for their event, including a unique vantage point right behind home plate in a more intimate hospitality setting for 25 to 50 people, rather than having a group that size be limited to the larger picnic area as the only choice. The advantages of a picnic remain though; including two hours of all-you-can eat food service.
Groups may book the area on a per-game basis, first come, first served. To book, interested parties should click here.
“Dietz and Bluett Insurance are happy and proud to be a part of the York Revolution. One of our missions from the start was to find a way to give back to the community. David Bluett and I are York natives, and supporting a team and city we love is our way of saying ‘Thank You!’ said Lee Dietz.
Once the Dietz & Bluett Insurance Diamond Deck is completed, York Countians and Revolution fans will notice further innovations and renovations in the coming years. Other ideas in the planning stage include:
The exact timing for the introduction of each specific element will depend on sponsor relationships for each, as well as the evolving specific needs of the Revolution’s customer base.
“When we opened Santander Stadium in 2007, everything about it was unique in York County and we blew people away with how special it was. As we start our eighth season, it’s time to start introducing elements to keep it that way,” said Revolution President and General Manager Eric Menzer. “We want fans saying ‘what will they think of next?’ when they think about us. And we want the answer to be ‘you haven’t seen anything yet’ in all aspects of our operation.”
When surveying Santander Stadium, of course one thing stands out above all, aside from Cannonball Charlie firing the cannon after home runs: The “Arch Nemesis” in left field, the homage to the Green Monster at Boston’s Fenway Park, which protects Arch Street from line-drive home runs.
The wall, complete with the Fenway-style manual scoreboard, has remained largely un-touched since the Revolution’s founding. The same was true of the Green Monster, until one season fans were suddenly sitting on top of it. While no construction THAT major is in the planning stages yet, it hasn’t been ruled out either.
“We’d be crazy not to consider it,” said Menzer. “Stay tuned.
REVOLUTION SEEKING NEW ON-FIELD HOST FOR 2014 SEASON
Auditions planned for February 22 at Santander Stadium
The York Revolution will be holding auditions Saturday, February 22 in an effort to fill the role of on-field host and emcee for the majority of home games in the upcoming 2014 season.
The game day host/emcee is the center of attention on a baseball night at Santander Stadium: He/she must welcome and entertain fans, be funny, and help run the bevy of Revolution in-game promotions. Helping pump up the crowd is also a must.
Applicants for the position must be available for the vast majority of the Revolution’s 70 home dates this season (roughly 60 games). The home schedule begins April 24; lasting as long as the beginning of October should the team be playing in the postseason.
Applicants must be friendly, energetic, outgoing and dependable, in good physical shape, have reliable transportation to and from the stadium, work well with children and be at least 18 years old. Experience entertaining a crowd is preferred, but not essential for the right candidate with the right personality.
“We were very fortunate the last three seasons to have Adam McCallister in this role,” said Revolution Assistant General Manager John Gibson. “With Adam stepping away needing to focus more on his primary career and his family, this is also an opportunity to bring another new exciting persona into the York Revolution family. We hope anyone interested auditions,” Gibson continued.