PRESS RELEASE – The Rafters are opening up the Triple Play Taqueria for a Cinco de Mayo special! The Taqueria will be open from 11:00am – 6:00pm on Tuesday, May 5th. Please call ahead and place your order to pick up at Witter Field. Orders will be taken starting April 30th through May 5th at 5:30pm and must be placed before entering the gates of Witter Field. Orders can be placed by calling the Rafters Front Office at 715-424-5400 or emailing email@example.com.
Category Archives: Food & Beverage
Get Your Ballpark Food Fix
The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers are offering their fans Ballpark Dinners To-Go on Tuesday, April 28. Fans may order dinner online through the team’s website and pickup their order any time between 4:30pm and 6:30pm on that day. Read more here. The Clinton LumberKings are offering curbside ballpark food pickup too. Read more here. Click here for Order Form.
Filed under Food & Beverage, Uncategorized
The Trop Has New Amenities for Fans
Fans are worried that the Tampa Bay Rays might split the season with Montreal, but it looks like Tropicana Field is doubling down with it comes to new attractions for baseball fans. Read more and view photos here. Speaking of Montreal, read more here.
Mighty Mussels to Host Festival of Beers
The Fort Myers Mighty Mussels (Single-A, Florida State League) will host the 15th annual Ballpark Festival of Beers from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, January 25, at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers (FL). This event will offer an unlimited sampling of over 100 craft beers. Read more and view photos here. Get more details here.
Marlins to Add New Brew Hall to Ballpark
PRESS RELEASE – The Miami Marlins and Biscayne Bay Brewing Company are teaming up to brew the next ballpark enhancement at Marlins Park, the Biscayne Bay Brew Hall.
As Season Rolls to a Close, Still Time to Gobble Up ‘SI Cover Dog’ and More
For Arizona Diamondbacks fans who like to stick to the basics at home games, peanuts, popcorn, and Cracker Jack remain obvious options. But for those whose game-day taste borders on outrageous, Stephen Tilder, executive chef at Chase Field in Phoenix, has some options. Read more and view photos here.
Patriots to Host Inaugural Ballpark Brewfest
The Somerset Patriots (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) and Tapastre are teaming up to host dozens of craft breweries at the TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater on Sept. 14 for the first annual Ballpark Brewfest. Read more here. Learn more and get tickets here.
RiverDogs to Host 17th Annual Ballpark Festival of Beers Saturday
The Charleston RiverDogs (Single-A, South Atlantic League) will be hosting the 17th annual Festival of Beers at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on Saturday, Aug. 17, starting at 7 p.m. There will be more than 100 breweries, both domestic and international, serving up a wide variety of suds. Like any beer festival, there will be more than just the cold stuff going down smooth — enjoy musical stylings by the Blue Plantation Band and Baby Fat Band, plus eats from Kickin’ Chicken, Holy Rolly Charleston, Braised in the South, and Bearded Dogs. Read more here.
High-Tech MLB Concessions
As MLB concessions gets more technologically advanced, Chicago-based Levy — a leading stadium concession provider — uses its analytical arm, E15, to help drive decisions about stadium concessions. Read more here.
Vodka Ice Cream Available at Jimmy John’s Field
Ice cream lovers in need of an alcohol fix now have another option in metro Detroit (MI). Baseball fans heading to Jimmy John’s Field in Utica (MI) can now get their hands on Arctic Buzz’s boozy ice cream, which blends ice cream and vodka. Read more here.
Syracuse Mets Set Date for 2019 Ballpark Craft Beer Festival
The Syracuse Mets’ (Triple-A, International League) 2019 Ballpark Craft Beer Festival, featuring samples of more than 100 beers from 50 or so breweries, will be 7 to 10 p.m. Friday June 21. That’s an off-night for the team. In previous years, the beer fest had been held in September, after the end of the season. Read more here.
HarbourCats, Red Arrow Hitting Home Run With New Beer
PRESS RELEASE – The Victoria HarbourCats and Red Arrow Brewing Co. are, literally, knocking the beer out of the park. “HarbourCats Ballpark Blonde” is the newest branded beer from Duncan-based Red Arrow, and under a new agreement between the HarbourCats and Red Arrow, will be available in beer stores and on taps in the region as of late May.
Filed under Amenities & Features, Food & Beverage
Pit Spitters Unveil List of Potential New Food Items, Fans Encouraged to Vote
For the past two weeks, the Traverse City Pit Spitters (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League) have been soliciting ideas for new food items to be served this season and now, the list has been whittled down to the top seven ideas. From Tuesday, April 23rd through Friday, May 3rd fans will be able to vote on their favorite potential new food item by clicking here. See options below:
Fresno Grizzlies’ $3.4 Million in Capital Improvements Lead to Opening Day
PRESS RELEASE – The $3.4 million dollars in capital improvements pledged to Chukchansi Park by the Fresno Sports & Events LLC ownership group, now in their second season operating the Fresno Grizzlies, are taking shape in advance of Opening Day 2019 (Thursday, April 4, 7:05 p.m. first pitch).
More New Ballpark Food Items
With spring in the air and baseball season inching closer, foodservice vendors are building buzz for new offerings they will show off at stadiums around the country this summer. Read more and view photo gallery here.
Opening Day Will Bring New Experience for Fans at Oracle Park
At the San Francisco Giants’ opening day at Oracle Park on April 5, fans will experience a massive new 4K video board that will be the first of its kind in all of baseball, a diverse lineup of dishes and beer vendors making their debut, as well as new lounges and bar areas. Read more and view photo gallery here.
Mud Hens Introduce New Food Items for 2019
PRESS RELEASE – The off-season taste testing is complete, and the Toledo Mud Hens are introducing a wide array of new food and beverage options for fans at Fifth Third Field. Here are the new menu items fans can enjoy beginning Opening Day on April 4.
Ranking the 10 Craziest Food Items in MLB
With the start of the 2019 professional baseball season right around the corner, the folks at For the Win have ranked the 10 most-outrageous (and delicious) ballpark foods in Major League Baseball. Read more and view food photos here.
Filed under Food & Beverage, Rankings & Attendance
Aramark Loads the Bases with More Than 40 New Menu Items for Opening Day
Major League Baseball’s Opening Day is just around the corner, and Aramark, the award-winning food and beverage partner of nine MLB teams, is unveiling its 2019 ballpark menu highlights, full of new takes on ballpark favorites and better-for-you options. New technology and innovative concepts will debut to further drive fan engagement. Read more here.
I-Pigs Announce New Menu Items for 2019 Season
During “#NewFoodWeek” across the team’s social media channels, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs introduced the new items that will be available around the Coca-Cola Park concourse, as well as items exclusive to the club-level menu. Read more here.
Pork Sandwich Wins Food Fight
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers fans have picked The Almighty Pork Sandwich as the winner of the 2019 Food Fight. Amanda Baranczyk’s entry won the fan vote and will be available on this year’s concession menu at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium. Read more here.
Drone Footage of Las Vegas Ballpark Construction
Drone footage captured the latest updates of the Las Vegas Ballpark in Downtown Summerlin. The big update, as of March 7, includes large signage above where the biggest video scoreboard in minor league baseball will reside. Read more and watch video here. The biggest news though, might be $2 beer nights at the new stadium:
The days of enjoying $1 beer nights at 51s (now @AviatorsLV) games are a thing of the past 🍺https://t.co/iiJHYOCRHe
— Las Vegas RJ (@reviewjournal) March 8, 2019
Twins Introduce Family-Friendly Concessions Pricing
The Minnesota Twins and Delaware North Sportservice — the team’s exclusive food, beverage and retail partner — have announced Target Field will now offer select concessions at family-friendly prices during the 2019 season. Included in the new pricing will be:
• Schweigert™ Hot Dog – $4
• Nachos – $4
• Soft Pretzels – $4
• Peanuts – $3
• Popcorn – $3
• 16oz Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew or Sierra Mist – $2
• 12oz Budweiser or Bud Light – $5
Whitecaps Unveil Top-10 Food Items for Fan Voting
The West Michigan Whitecaps (Single-A, Midwest League) are ready for the fans to have their say! The tenth-annual fan voting contest, presented by visit Central Florida, to determine Fifth Third Ballpark’s next culinary delight starts today – Wednesday, February 27.
No More Peanuts, Cracker Jacks at Dunkin’ Donuts Park
PRESS RELEASE – The Hartford Yard Goats Baseball Club, the Double-A Eastern League Affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, announced it will no longer sell shelled peanuts and Cracker Jack at Dunkin’ Donuts Park in an effort to make the venue more accessible for those with peanut and tree nut allergies.
Sea Dogs to become the Maine Whoopie Pies
PRESS RELEASE – The Portland Sea Dogs are changing their name…for one night anyway. The Sea Dogs will become the Maine Whoopie Pies, presented by Trademark Federal Credit Union, on Friday, June 21st when they host the Reading Fightin Phils at 7:00 PM at Hadlock Field. The name change is in celebration of the official state treat of Maine: the whoopie pie!
New Season! New Food Fight! Timber Rattlers Food Fight Starts Today
PRESS RELEASE – The fourth annual Food Fight is here! The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers invite you to create a unique and unusual food item and submit your recipe. We will narrow the entries to a group of finalists. Then, the Food Fight is on! Vote for your favorite entry and the winning recipe will go on the 2019 concession menu at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.
Vanderbilt Announces Home Run Lounge Premium Area
PRESS RELEASE – To enhance the gameday experience of guests at Hawkins Field, Vanderbilt Athletics is set to unveil the Home Run Lounge — a premium tented lounge area for fans 21 and over to purchase beer and spiked seltzer.
Filed under Amenities & Features, Food & Beverage, Stadium Issues
Ripken Ballpark Saga Continues, City Files Countersuit
How to move forward with Ripken Stadium, home of the Aberdeen IronBirds (Single-A, New York-Penn League), is the biggest challenge the Aberdeen (MD) City Council faced in 2018, according to Mayor Patrick McGrady. He couldn’t say more, because of pending litigation. That litigation includes a countersuit filed by the city to the breach of contract suit filed last year in Harford County Circuit Court by Tufton Professional Baseball. Read more here.
Filed under Food & Beverage, Lease & Contracts, Legal, Stadium Issues
Whitecaps Asking Fans to Submit Food Ideas
The West Michigan Whitecaps (Single-A, Midwest League) are asking fans to submit their ideas for what new food item they would like to have at Fifth Third Ballpark. Read more here.
Astros Get Brand New Beer, Help Community
The Houston Astros and Houston-based Karbach Brewing Co. have joined forces to bring fans a brand new beer and give back to the Houston community right in time for spring season. Read more here.
Filed under Amenities & Features, Community & Giving, Food & Beverage
Catching a Baseball Game in Cuba is Quite an Experience
There is an orgy of eating at Cuban baseball games that starts with devastating roast pork sandwiches, ends with balls of shredded coconut deliciousness, and takes your mind off the absence of beer. Read more here.
New Concessions Company & Beverage Partner for Bowling Green Ballpark
PRESS RELEASE – The Bowling Green Hot Rods, Class-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, today announced the two new partnerships at Bowling Green Ballpark. Beginning in the 2019 season, Vette City Catering, LLC will be the new exclusive concessions provider and Clark Beverage Group Inc. will be the new beverage supplier for all events at Bowling Green Ballpark.
Las Vegas Aviators Select Professional Sports Catering as Concessionaire
PRESS RELEASE – The Howard Hughes Corporation®, developer and owner of the Las Vegas Aviators®, announced today the selection of Professional Sports Catering (PSC) as the official hospitality partner for the new Las Vegas Ballpark®, set to open in Summerlin® this spring. PSC, the leader in food and beverage for Minor League Baseball ballparks across the country, will offer fans an array of innovative culinary options throughout the highly anticipated new stadium.
Benjamin Hill Shares Favorite MiLB Food Items for Each Level of Play
MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at his favorite ballpark foods at each level of Minor League Baseball during the 2018 season. Read more and view photos here.
What's the best food in the Minors?😋 @bensbiz narrowed it down level-by-level after visiting every ballpark.
👉 https://t.co/ZAbO79ai15 pic.twitter.com/yps8qRaapR
— Minor League Baseball (@MiLB) October 25, 2018
Filed under Ballpark Visits, Food & Beverage
Blowfish Unveil 2019 Season Theme: Lexington County Fair
On Wednesday at the Annual World Series Luncheon, the Lexington County Blowfish (Summer Collegiate, Coastal Plain League) announced the theme for next season. 2019 is the 150th anniversary of the South Carolina State Fair, and to honor that anniversary, the team will be hosting the Lexington County Fair during the 2019 season. As part of the campaign, the Blowfish are creating County Fair-themed jerseys, along with food, fun and games all summer long at Lexington County Baseball Stadium. Learn more here.
War Memorial Stadium to Host Craft Beer Bash
From noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, historic War Memorial Stadium in Hampton (VA), home of the Peninsula Pilots (Summer Collegiate, Coastal Plain League), will host the third annual Craft Beer Bash, featuring more than a dozen local breweries. Popular food trucks Stuft, Flame and Pie, and Sinful Treats will provide edibles, and there will be games, activities and live music. Read more here. Learn more and buy tickets here.
Filed under Conference & Events, Food & Beverage, Fun & Atmosphere
Dodgers Introduce New Food Items for Post-Season
When the postseason comes, many forget the stadiums hosting the games revamp their food menu to keep things fun during the month of October. And this time around, the Dodgers did not disappoint. New items include Mac and Cheese Hot Link Burrito, Carne Asada Base Bowl Nachos, Peach BBQ Bourbon Wings, Meat Lovers Pizza, and Rib Bundle. Read more here.
Foodie Hired as ‘Hospitality Experience Curator’ for the New Las Vegas Ballpark
Las Vegas food entrepreneur Sarah Camarota is the new hospitality experience curator for Las Vegas Ballpark, the future home of the Las Vegas 51s (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) that is under construction in Downtown Summerlin (NV). Read more here.
Filed under Food & Beverage, Personnel & Operations
Forbes Looks at Most Unique MLB Ballpark Foods
As baseball’s postseason nears, here’s a look at some of the best and most interesting offerings you’ll find at the stadiums of potentially playoff-bound clubs. Read more here.