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IronPigs Win 2019 Larry MacPhail Award

PRESS RELEASE – Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) announced today that the Lehigh Valley IronPigs of the Triple-A International League are the recipients of the 54th annual Larry MacPhail Award, symbolizing the top promotional effort in Minor League Baseball.

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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.

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IronPigs to be ‘Whiz Kids’ Thursday Night, Will Sport Special Uniforms

PRESS RELEASE – The IronPigs will change their name to the “Whiz Kids” for “Salute to Philadelphia Night” on Thursday, June 29 at 7:05 p.m., paying homage to both the Phillies’ legendary 1950 team and Philly’s love affair with all things Cheesesteaks, including Cheese Whiz! Continue reading

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Bacon vs. Tacos Showdown

The Fresno Grizzlies (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) and Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Triple-A, International League) have announced a “Bacon vs. Tacos” online competition to determine which Triple-A club boasts the best meats.  Read more hereView Grizzlies press release hereView IronPigs press release here.

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10 Giveaways Unveiled for IronPigs’ 10th Anniversary

IronPigs LogoPRESS RELEASE – In recognition and celebration of their 10th-anniversary season, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs are debuting a collector’s series of ten anniversary-themed giveaways for the upcoming 2017 season. All of these giveaways include the club’s special gold-edition 10th-anniversary logo, signifying the gold standard of the club and its fans. Continue reading

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IronPigs Reach Five-Million Milestone

IronPigs LogoPRESS RELEASE – Backed by the highest four-game attendance start in franchise history, the IronPigs surpassed the five million mark for all-time regular season attendance at Coca-Cola Park this past weekend. Continue reading

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IronPigs to Become Cheesesteaks, Unveil Branding

IronPigs LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, will change their name to the Cheesesteaks for “Salute to Philadelphia Night” and in a unique twist, fans can vote at LVCheesesteaks.com to determine whether the “Wit” or the “Witout” cap design is worn on-field during the June 10 game against the Durham Bulls. Continue reading

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‘Top Gun’ Salute, Boxer Larry Holmes Bobblehead Highlight IronPigs’ 2016 Promo Schedule

IronPigs LogoPRESS RELEASE – A trio of unique bobblehead giveaways, a post-game Human Cannonball performance and brand-new weekly specials that include Monday Dollar Dog Nights and an extended “Happy Hour” from 5-7 p.m. before every Thursday home game highlight the IronPigs’ 2016 preliminary promotion schedule. Single-game tickets for the 2016 season presented by Capital BlueCross will go on sale beginning on Saturday, Mar. 5, at 9 a.m. during the club’s annual National Pig Day celebration at Coca-Cola Park. Continue reading

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IronPigs Announce Food Truck Festival

IronPigs LogoPRESS RELEASE – he Lehigh Valley Food Truck Festival – an on-field event featuring 15-20 local food trucks with a wide variety of choices for attendees, as well as dozens of craft beer selections, live music and other fun activities – makes its debut on Sat., May 14 with an afternoon and evening session at Coca-Cola Park. Continue reading

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RiverDogs Hold Attention-Grabbing Breast Cancer Awareness Night

Charleston RiverdogsAs part of Hope Week, the Charleston RiverDogs (Single-A, South Atlantic League) gave away Bobble Boobs Saturday night to raise awareness about breast cancer.  Read more here.

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Camel Jerseys for ‘Hump Day’ on July 1

IronPigs LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Lehigh Valley IronPigs will give a nod to the pop culture phenomenon of “Hump Day” by wearing camel jerseys (presented by Geico Lehigh Valley, of course) on Wednesday, July 1 against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders at Coca-Cola Park. Continue reading

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IronPigs, Coca-Cola Extend Ballpark Naming Rights Deal

IronPigs LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Coca-Cola of the Lehigh Valley have extended the naming rights agreement for Coca-Cola Park through 2027, both organizations officially announced today. Coca-Cola Park — the first professional sports venue in the United States named specifically after the iconic brand — is widely regarded as one of the premier ballparks in America and has Continue reading

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IronPigs Introduce New Food Items

IronPigs LogoThe Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs (International League) have introduced two new food items via Twitter and Facebook — the “Pork Parfait” and the “Hog Dawg.”  We get the impression there are more extreme ballpark eats to be introduced in the coming days.  Stay tuned.

The "Pork Parfait" featuring layers of mashed potatoes, pulled pork and cheese sauce topped with green onions, Lehigh Valley IronPigs graphic

The “Pork Parfait” features layers of mashed potatoes, pulled pork and cheese sauce topped with green onions, Lehigh Valley IronPigs graphic

The "Hog Dawg" featuring a Two Foot All Meat Hot Dog, Topped with Chili, Beer Cheese, Bacon, and Onion Straws, served on a Fresh French Bread Bun and cut into Four Pieces, Lehigh Valley IronPigs grapic

The “Hog Dawg” features a two foot all meat hot dog, topped with chili, beer cheese, bacon, and onion straws, served on a fresh french bread bun and cut into four pieces, Lehigh Valley IronPigs graphic

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#1 Promo: Mud Hens vs. IronPigs for ‘Bacon & Eggs Night’ with Themed Jerseys

Toledo Mudhens LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Mud Hens are known across the country for way more than our cool nickname. In recent years we’ve hosted some of the most notable promotional nights in all of minor league sports — like Star Wars Night and Ghostbusters Night.This summer we may have topped ourselves again. Read on for our top five promos of 2015. Continue reading

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IronPigs Release 2015 Promo Schedule

IronPigs LogoPRESS RELEASE – Commemorative bobbleheads of Charlie Manuel, Maikel Franco and Kenny Giles, the introduction of “T-Shirt Tuesdays” and the return of the popular Friday Night Fireworks series highlight the IronPigs 2015 preliminary promotional schedule. Single-game tickets for the 2015 season presented by Capital BlueCross are available beginning on Saturday, Mar. 7, at 9 a.m. during the club’s annual National Pig Day celebration at Coca-Cola Park. Continue reading

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IronPigs Add Duo to Media, Broadcast Team

IronPigs LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Lehigh Valley IronPigs have named two new additions to their media relations and broadcasting department for the 2015 season. Joe Fitzhenry will be joining the Pigs as media relations assistant, while Darius Montez Thigpen will join as studio host of the IronPigs Radio Network. Continue reading

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IronPigs Introduce ‘Pig Pen’ Seating Area

IronPigs LogoPRESS RELEASE – The “Pig Pen” — a revolutionary new seating area that puts fans directly in front of the players in the left field bullpens and just inches away from the on-field action — will debut in time for the 2015 season, the IronPigs announced during a press conference at Coca-Cola Park today. Continue reading

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It’s Batman and a Pee Contest for Upcoming IronPigs Promotions

IronPigs LogoThe Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs (International League) will wear Batman-inspired jerseys for “Superhero Night” on Friday, June 20.  But before that fun, IronPigs will utilize their revolutionary “Urinal Gaming System” for their “Pee-nalty” Soccer Shootout game during this year’s FIFA World Cup starting Thursday, June 12.  Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.

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Police and Firefighter Jerseys for ‘Heroes Night’ Saturday

IronPigs LogoThe Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Pawtucket Red Sox (International League) will battle it out Saturday in police and firefighter jerseys for “Heroes Night” at Coca-Cola Park.  The jerseys are already being auctioned off via Qtego Auction Technology, a firm that provides “a revolutionary silent auction experience.”  View auction here.

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Jimmy Walck Named New ‘Voice of Coca-Cola Park’

IronPigs LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Lehigh Valley IronPigs announced today that Jimmy Walck has been named as the new public address announcer at Coca-Cola Park. The search for the second-ever “Voice of Coca-Cola Park” began in January, after Tim Chorones — who held the post since the team’s inception in 2008 — stepped down after six seasons due to increased career and family obligations. Continue reading

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Smell The Change: IronPigs Unveil New Alternative Logos, Unis

IronPigs LogoIt’s #SmellTheChange for the The Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs (International League), as they unveiled new alternative logos and uniforms today.  Yes, that’s bacon on a cap and bacon piping on the corresponding alternative pants.  Thanks to Chris Rosenberg for the heads up.  Read more hereGo to SmellTheChange.com here.
Lehigh Valley IronPigs New Uniforms

Lehigh Valley IronPigs New Uniforms

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Chorones Steps Down, IronPigs Begin Search for New Stadium Voice

IronPigs LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Lehigh Valley IronPigs are beginning a search for a new Coca-Cola Park public address announcer. Tim Chorones, who held the post since the team’s inception in 2008, has stepped down after six seasons behind the microphone. Continue reading

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IronPigs’ Prostate Cancer Awarness Night with Foam Finger Giveaway is Back Tuesday Night

IronPigs LogoThe Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs (International League) are back for the second year in a row raising awareness and funds to help fight prostate cancer with Prostate Cancer Awareness Night featuring a foam finger giveaway for the first 3,500 fans 18 and older.  Read more here.  The promo made news last year on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.  Watch “Headlines” clip here (go to 2:30 mark).

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IronPigs Giving Away a Funeral

IronPigs LogoPRESS RELEASE – One deserving fan will earn all of the essentials for a free funeral or a memorial service on “Celebration of Life” night presented by Reichel Funeral Home when the IronPigs host the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Tuesday, August 20 at Coca-Cola Park. The total funeral package is valued at nearly $10,000, marking the most valuable giveaway in Continue reading

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Not to Be Outdone by the IronPigs, Senators Have Urinal Fun Taking on Rivals

Harrisburg  Senators Secondary LogoThe urinals at the home of the Double-A Harrisburg Senators (Eastern League) may not provide high-tech video game entertainment for fans like they do at the home of the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs (International League), but blasting low-tech urinal cakes sporting the brands of your enemies can provide seconds of restroom entertainment too while energizing support Continue reading

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IronPigs Home to Feature ‘Urinal (Pee-Controlled) Gaming System’

IronPigs LogoPRESS RELEASE – Coca-Cola Park will be the first sports venue in the world to feature a brand new revolutionary “Urinal Gaming System”, allowing fans to interact with the world’s only truly hands-free urinal game controller, when the Lehigh Valley IronPigs open their 2013 season this April. The p-controlled video game systems will be featured within all men’s restrooms at Coca-Cola Park and are Continue reading

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IronPigs Introduce New Sunday Retro Jerseys

IronPigs LogoPRESS RELEASE – The IronPigs will don a powder blue and burgundy retro mesh jersey during Sunday home games this season, paying homage to the Phillies’ tradition-rich teams of the 1970s and 1980s and marking the first significant uniform change since the IronPigs debuted in 2008. Continue reading

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Prostate Cancer Screening/Foam Finger Giveaway Gets Noticed on Tonight Show

IronPigs LogoWe recall the indy pro St. Paul Saints’ (American Association) Inflatable Bat Night sponsored by Viagra from a decade ago, but we must have missed the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs’ (International League) Prostate Cancer Awareness Night with a foam finger giveaway from last season that was spoofed on the Tonight Show Monday night.  Read more and view ad hereView Leno clip here at the 00:59 mark.

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IronPigs Set Attendance Record, Top the Minors Again

PRESS RELEASE – A record-setting 688,821 fans visited Coca-Cola Park during the 2012 season – making it the most frequented venue in Minor League Baseball for a third consecutive season. In fact, the IronPigs are the only Minor League franchise to eclipse 600,000 in attendance for each of the last five campaigns. Continue reading

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IronPigs’ Ultimate Fan Cave Giveaway Competition Monday Night, Finalists Chosen

PRESS RELEASE – Have you dreamed of having that special room where you can kick back and relax or entertain friends? Well get ready fans, the IronPigs’ Ultimate Fan Cave Giveaway is back for 2012! Continue reading

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IronPigs to Host 2013 Triple-A National Championship Game, Logo Unveiled

PRESS RELEASE – Coca-Cola Park, the most visited venue in Minor League Baseball for each of the last three seasons, will serve as the host venue for the 2013 Gildan Triple-A National Championship game on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs announced Monday. The Gildan Triple-A National Championship game is a one-game, winner-take-all contest featuring the Continue reading

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IronPigs, Phillies Extend PDC

PRESS RELEASE – The Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Philadelphia Phillies have announced a four-year extension of their Player Development Contract, maintaining the two clubs’ affiliation through at least the 2016 season. The announcement was made by IronPigs General Manager Kurt Landes and Phillies Asst. Director, Player Development, Steve Continue reading

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Coca-Cola Park (Allentown, PA)

Brian Merzbach from BallparkReviews.com visited Coca-Cola Park, home for the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs.  Read more and view photos here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Coca-Cola Park (Allentown, PA)

Brian Merzbach (BallparkReviews.com) visited Coca-Cola Park, home of the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs (International League), on Sunday.  View photos here.

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Ballpark Not the Problem in Lackawanna County

Minor league baseball executives from Bill Terlecky to Chuck Domino don’t believe replacing PNC Field with a new ballpark will necessarily fix the attendance problems for the Triple-A Wilkes-Barre Yankees (now Empire State Yankees) (International League).  We completely agree.  The lack of fan support stems from the team’s management, operations, and fan experience.  Read more here.

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IronPigs Documentary to Premier on April 4

PRESS RELEASE – PBS39’s brand-new hour-long documentary, IronPigs: Fan-tastic, featuring never-before-seen interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of the club’s remarkable 2011 season, will debut on April 4 at Coca-Cola Park in an exclusive viewing to the general public at 7 p.m. Continue reading

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IronPigs Announce 2012 Election Campaigns

PRESS RELEASE – In this critically important election year, IronPigs mascots FeRROUS and FeFe both announced their intentions to become the next President of the Lehigh Valley during a campaign unveiling at Coca-Cola Park on Wednesday, February 29, 2012. Continue reading

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IronPigs Announce Record-Breaking Fireworks Slate

PRESS RELEASE – The Friday Night Fireworks series returns as part of a franchise-record 19 fireworks shows scheduled for the 2012 season at Coca-Cola Park, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs announced on Wednesday. Six of the extravaganzas – including the return of 3-D fireworks – are set to take place over an eight-day window centered on the Independence Day holiday. Continue reading

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Ferrous and FeFe Launch ‘Occupy Ryno’

PRESS RELEASE – In an effort to retain Ryne Sandberg as manager of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in 2012, IronPigs mascots FeRROUS and FeFe are offering a year’s supply of free pork to Sandberg should he return for a second season as the IronPigs’ skipper. The mascots also launched an “Occupy Ryno” campaign on Facebook and Twitter issuing fans with the following question: What would you Continue reading

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Red Robin Tiki Terrace and Oasis to Open in 2012

PRESS RELEASE – The Red Robin Tiki Terrace, a brand-new hospitality area highlighted by a unique seating overhang in left field, along with the Red Robin Oasis, featuring covered four-seat “islands” directly above the bullpens, encompass the largest reinvestment project in Coca-Cola Park history as announced by the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in a press conference earlier today. The Red Robin Tiki Continue reading

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