PRESS RELEASE – It’s time for the kids to put their dancing shoes on and climb to new heights while the parents sit back, relax and enjoy some refreshing beverages. No matter your age, however, you’ll be connected all season long. As CHS Field enters its fourth season additional fun will take shape around the ballpark that will have those young, and young at heart, smiling from ear-to-ear.
The Saints are revamping their entire kids play area, located on the centerfield concourse behind the St. Paul Eye Clinic Batters Eye, with the unique HealthPartners PowerUp Play Zone. The zone is a “go to” area for kid’s entertainment at any St Paul Saints event. It challenges kids to be active and educate families on the importance of eating better and moving more for a healthier life. Four brand new “zones” are being created for kids to dance, climb, play and slide. The four areas break down as follows:
This supervised 12-foot high climbing wall will have two separate harnessed climbing lanes with strategically placed fruits and veggies to be used as hand grips. The “Try For 5” encourages kids to reach five of the fruits and vegetables on the wall reinforcing the importance of eating at least five fruits and vegetables each day.
Based on a classic board game, this interactive game comes complete with a spinner on the wall that prompts players to move forward if they land on a fruit or vegetable and skip a turn if they spin other options. The first player to reach the end wins.
The Fruit Chute
Climb to the top of a Rainbow® play system and speed down the slides and chutes, all decked out in cute, fruity friends.
Turn up the music, let the lights glimmer off the disco ball and get your groove on. Rad Raspberries, groovy grapes, and an Orange who can do the twist as the PowerUp Dance Cam catches the kids dancing the night away.
About HealthPartners PowerUp
PowerUp is a community-wide campaign from HealthPartners. It improves the health of members, patients, employees and communities. This campaign makes it easy and fun for everyone to eat better and move more. HealthPartners is an integrated health care organization that includes Regions and over 55 HealthPartners and Park Nicollet clinic locations.
While the kids are enjoying their area, parents will have the opportunity to enjoy a couple of adult areas, one a brand-new addition while another is a redesign of a crowd favorite.
Summit Brewing Balcony
You and 11 of your friends can enjoy the first-of-its-kind, in a sporting venue, self- pour tap table. Watch the game from the club and suite level between the Securian Club and the Press Box. The area comes with four taps of Summit’s most sought after brews, charged by the ounce, food, and your spot to watch the game for just $55 a person.
Craft Beer Corner
This isn’t a brand-new area, but the most popular spot in the ballpark is getting a little facelift. In the left field corner on the concourse a brand-new bar and cooling truck were installed, allowing more fans to enjoy the area in a comfortable surrounding. One side of the bar is reserved for groups of 50-75, that comes complete with meal, soda and water and your seat to watch the game all for $44 a person, while the other side is for fans wanting to try a craft beer from 36 different taps, up from 32 the last three years.
These new areas will enhance the experience, but if you can’t share it with your friends then what good is all the fun? The Saints are connecting all their fans for the 2018 season.
During the first three-years in Lowertown the biggest thing fans wanted was to stay connected. The Saints listened and in year four of CHS Field free WiFi throughout the ballpark will enable fans to interact with each other and make those not in attendance jealous. The Hi-Speed WiFi will allow fans to send photos through all their social media channels and talk to other fans through the Saints App, all while not using an ounce of data. The WiFi should be available to fans by the second homestand of the season beginning on June 8.
All of the posting on social media with your phone, however, is bound to drain your battery. The Saints have the perfect way to help you out.
Sprint Charging Stations
The Saints and Sprint have teamed up to provide three separate charging stations located on the Sprint branded light posts around the ballpark. Each station will have multiple charging docks, so that when your battery gets below 10% (or for some people below 50%) you don’t freak out. Saints fans will never have to worry about missing out on using their phone to take a photo with Mudonna, Instagramming their favorite food item, or find the love of their life on a dating app.
Saints tickets continue to be a tremendous value. Tickets begin at $5 for the Treasure Island berm seating (available only on day of game in person at the box office), $6 for SPLASH Zone bleacher seats, $14 for outfield reserved, $16 for the drink rail and $18 for infield reserved and home plate reserved. Friday Home Games with Post-Game Fireworks are an additional $2 per ticket. Post-Game Fireworks Supershows (May 27, July 2 and September 2) are an additional $3 per ticket. Tickets purchased on the day of the game are an additional $2 per ticket. Children under the age of 12 and seniors 65 and older receive $1 off the admission price. Children under 2 that don’t require a seat are free.
The Saints Box Office hours on non-game days are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. On game days, the Box Office will open at 9 a.m., Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and 12:00 p.m. on Sunday and will remain open until 15 minutes following each game. Tickets are always available at saintsbaseball.com.
The Saints open the 2018 season on the road against the Gary SouthShore Railcats on Friday, May 18. The home opener is on Monday, May 21 with a 3:05p.m.