PRESS RELEASE – Trips to carnivals, amusement parks and arcades will all be invoked this summer at Clipper Magazine Stadium with the opening of the Silverball Museum Arcade on the suite level of the ballpark on Prince Street.
The Silverball Museum will be among the largest collections of vintage pinball machines and other arcade games open for public play within the borders of Pennsylvania with more than 50 on hand. It will feature such old-time favorites as Captain Fantastic, Evel Knievel, and Batman Forever and of course several classic mechanical baseball games from generations past. The museum will cover different eras, all the way from early auto racing games of the 30’s up through the games produced during the golden era of pinball in the 60’s and the video craze of the 80’s, with Asteroids and Pac-Man, to modern day games more commonly played today.
This one-of-a-kind coin-free arcade and museum will feature several televisions with sports programming as well as video of the art of pinball machine manufacturing and historical timelines. Visitors will enjoy a regular rotation of games over the course of the summer to keep each visit exciting.
Each of the games will feature a placard with a description of the game’s history, including the date of origin, the inspiration for the game, and its place in the world of arcade gaming.
“We think having this museum at the ballpark is a great way to keep things fresh and exciting,” said Barnstormers president Jon Danos. “At the same time, since baseball tends to drum up memories from childhood, we think this fits right in. There is truly nothing like it in the sports venue industry.”
The Silverball Museum Arcade will be available for group functions including birthday parties, company outings, bachelor parties, and more during Barnstormers game days and for non-game days. Fans wishing to book the facility should call (717)509-4487 or visit http://www.LancasterBarnstormers.com for more information.
The Barnstormers home opener is this Friday, April 29th. A limited number of tickets remain.
The Lancaster Barnstormers are entering their seventh season as a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Home games are played at Clipper Magazine Stadium in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Please call 717.509.HITS (4487) or visit LancasterBarnstormers.com for more information.
4 responses to “Pinball Museum to Open at Clipper Magazine Stadium”
It really is amazing that even after almost 20 years of indy baseball, there are still people that take this view of it. Anyone that has ever actually been to an Atlantic League game would know that the quality is of play is almost the same as AAA. The same statement above could be made about AAA baseball.
But you’re absolutely right, Alan. Indy baseball is about so much more than just the game. It provides entertainment for many markets where pro baseball would not be possible. Could millions of fans every year really be wrong ?
With a mid-Atlantic IP address, my bet is that the comments made are part of the Altantic League vs. Frederick Keys battle.
A Pinball museum. How appropriate. It fits with the circus that is Atlantic League baseball: baseball played by washed-up has-beens, never-will-bes and the Future Farmers of America.
This league is a joke. That people actually show up for this sorry excuse for baseball proves that a sucker is born every day.
You obviously have an axe to grind, have no clue about the business of minor league ball, or both.