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.