Miners Announce Full State of Family Fun Entertainment

Sussex County MinersPRESS RELEASE – The Sussex County Miners, New Jersey’s newest professional baseball team, are bringing more family fun back to Sussex County this summer with an exciting slate of promotions during the 2016 baseball season at the all-new Skylands Stadium.

Fireworks Saturdays are back by popular demand and the Miners will unveil their brand-new kids’ play area, The Backyard Place, along with many other events and promotions for fans of all ages.

Sussex County Miners New Train

The Backyard Place, along with the brand-new trackless train, the Miners Express, are the newest additions to the all-new Skylands Stadium in 2016. The train, painted in the Miners colors of black and gold, will give kids rides around the stadium grounds. The new kids’ play space, located behind home plate on the stadium concourse, will feature bounce houses, carnival games and an interactive mining tower, where fans can pan for their very own Miners gold. The Backyard Place is safe for all ages and fans can enjoy all the entertainment in The Backyard Place. You can even schedule a birthday party for your child, or your next corporate outing, by contacting a Miners sales representative.

The Miners will also delight fans with the return of fireworks shows. Every Miners Saturday home game will feature a spectacular fireworks display after the game. There will be a special fireworks show on Friday, Aug. 5 (no fireworks on Saturday Aug. 6 and Aug. 13). There will also be an extra special fireworks show on July 4 – the biggest and most spectacular the stadium has ever seen – as the Miners celebrate Independence Day with a game against the Ottawa Champions.

In addition to the 11 fireworks shows, 2016 Miners home games will be packed with special entertainment. For the second year in a row, the Miners will partner with Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament to bring all the excitement and fanfare of a medieval jousting tournament to the all-new Skylands Stadium on June 28, when the Miners take on the Rockland Boulders. Meet the King and Queen, watch lively sword fights and stick around after the ballgame for a live joust on the field.

The Miners will also add some new events to the calendar in their second year bringing professional baseball back to Sussex County. Come out to the all-new Skylands Stadium on August 13 and help the Miners take on the dark side, the Trois-Rivieres Aigles, on Star Wars Night. Then, on June 10-12, join Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael for Ninja Turtle Nights at the ballpark. Finally, you can bring your dog to the ballpark on May 29 for the Miners first-ever “Bark in the Park Night” presented by Newton Veterinary Hospital. Take your furry friend with you to the ballpark and support a good cause by “filling the boat” with pet supplies for O.S.C.A.R., sponsored by Off Shore Marine.

For those fans who just cannot wait to kick back with a beer in hand and watch some baseball, the Miners will hold their first Skylands Stadium Grand Slam Beer Fest on Saturday, May 14. Come watch the Miners take on the New Jersey Jackals at 3:05 and show up as early as 1 p.m. to enjoy craft beers and bratwurst sandwiches. Fans 21 and over receive admission to the craft beer festival with unlimited beer tasting from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., one souvenir five-ounce plastic beer mug, one voucher for a bratwurst sandwich and one ticket to the ballgame. For tickets and more information, call Skylands Stadium at 973-383-7644 or email contact@scminers.com.

Skylands Stadium is located at 94 Championship Place, Augusta, N.J.

About the Sussex County Miners
The Sussex County Miners are members of the Can-Am Association of Professional Baseball. To purchase individual game tickets or season tickets, or to view a schedule for the season, visit http://sussexcountyminers.com.

About The All-New Skylands Stadium
The All-New Skylands Stadium, North Jersey’s premier sports and entertainment venue, and home of the Sussex County Miners, is located in the heart of rural Sussex County in Augusta, NJ. The Skylands Sports Complex features a 4,200-seat stadium, a 5,000-square-foot open-air Pavilion, and a 17,000-square-foot indoor Event Center for corporate events, trade shows, private gatherings, community functions, fundraisers, and more. The newly renovated stadium complex also includes wheelHouse Kitchen + Bar, an American pub-style restaurant, and a new in-house catering facility by Krave Events, Skyland Stadium’s exclusive caterers. To hold a custom event at the all-new Skylands Stadium and learn about our professional event planning services, contact Nick Savva, Director of Events at (973) 820-3460. For baseball sponsorships, contact Dave Chase at (973) 500-2480. Visit SkylandsStadium.com and SussexCountyMiners.com.

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Media Contact:
Patty Buchanan – Fastlane Communications
(973) 670-1203 / patty@fastlane.co

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