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Ballpark Visit ALERT: PNC Field (Moosic, PA)

Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Logo 3MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill wrapped up his “On the Road” series this past season with a visit to PNC Field, home of the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (International League).  Read more and view photos here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: PNC Field (Moosic, PA)

Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com recently visited the new PNC Field, home of the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (International League).  Mr. Mock’s comprehensive review covers the stadium’s development, design and construction, amenities, concessions, and overall fan experience.  Read more and view photos here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: PNC Field (Moosic, PA)

Brian Merzbach from BallparkReviews.com visits the new PNC Field, home of the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (International League).  View photos and review here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: PNC Field (Moosic, PA)

BallparkHunter BH LogoThe BallparkHunter (your webmaster here!) visited the new PNC Field, home of the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (International League), on its inaugural Opening Day on April 4, 2013.  View gallery of 104 photos here.

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Rebranded RailRiders Announce Promos for Inaugural Season at New PNC Field

Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Logo 1PRESS RELEASE – Have you ever seen a monkey dressed like a cowboy riding a dog like a horse while herding farm animals? You will this summer at PNC Field at the June 22 night game when the Cowboy Monkey Rodeo invades NEPA on Country Night. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders proudly announce their full promotional calendar for 2013. Click here to view the schedule. Continue reading

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Fans Tour PNC Field

Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Logo 3Fans of the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (International League) braved the snow and cold this weekend to get their first glimpse of the new PNC Field during Saturday’s open house.  Read more and view video and photos here.

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RailRiders to Host Public Open House at New PNC Field

Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Logo 3PRESS RELEASE – The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders will be holding an Open House on Saturday, Jan. 26. Fans are invited to come out and check the progress of PNC Field. The event, which is free and open to the public, will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Continue reading

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Media Given Tour of New PNC Field, Videos Posted

The soon-to-be-renamed Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (International League) offered the local media their first tour of the new PNC Field currently under (re)construction in Moosic (PA).  According to project superintendent John Baer, the 10,000-seat ballpark will be ready in time for the team’s home opener on April 4.  Read more and watch videos here and here.

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New Stadium Construction Offers Unique Fan Outreach

About 1,200 fans of the soon-to-be-rebranded Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (International League) showed up in Moosic (PA) Tuesday to add their signatures to the last steel beam to be installed during the $43.3 million reconstruction of PNC Field.  Read more here.

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Rebuilding PNC Field: Construction Midpoint

Construction of the rebuilt (new) $43.3 million ballpark for the soon-to-be-rebranded Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (International League) is at its midpoint between the groundbreaking last spring and opening day on April 4, 2013.  Read more and view photo here.

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PNC Field Seats Sold, More Available

More than 100 people showed up at the PNC Field Saturday to buy up seats from the old ballpark being dimantled to make room for the new home for the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (International League).  The seats were sold for $25 each.  There are still more available, but interested parties only have a week or two to grab them up before the stadium authority disposes of them.  Read more here and here.

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New Giant Video Board to Add to Fan Experience

Consistent with other new ballparks, expect the video board at the rebuilt PNC Field, home of the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, to wow fans.  Lackawanna County has issued an RFP for a scoreboard package calling for a “26-foot by 40-foot video board and a roughly 6-foot-tall LED digital display board that will stretch between 150 and 190 feet along the right field wall.”  Read more here

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PNC Field Slowly Coming Down

Amanda Lippert from BaseballStadiumReviews.com has posted 15 photos on Facebook showing PNC Field slowly being demolished.  View photos here.  Obviously, there is still a lot of work to be done.

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Name Change for SWB Yankees?

During the groundbreaking ceremony for the replacement of PNC Field Monday, it was suggested that a name change could be on the horizon for the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.  While the Yankees name has value, energizing the opening of a fancy new ballpark with a creative new team branding campaign is the correct model.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the Link.

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Deal Close for SWB Yankees

A deal to keep the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (International League) in Northeastern Pennsyvania for the next 30 years in a rebuilt PNC Field could be signed as early as Thursday.  The final agreement is expected to be presented to the Lackawanna County Commissioners and the Multi-Purpose Stadium Authority on Wednesday night.  Read more here.

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SWB Yankes Now Empire State Yankees, Logos Unveiled (UPDATED)

PRESS RELEASE – The Rochester Red Wings announced today that the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, who will play their entire 2012 season on the road while PNC Field in Moosic, PA is renovated, will be known as the Empire State Yankees for the 2012 season. Continue reading

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Negotiations Not Yet Done for Sale of SWB Yankees

Lackawanna County (PA) is still in negotiations to sell the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (International League) to SWB Yankees LLC, a joint venture between Mandalay Baseball Properties and the New York Yankees.  Concerns have been raised by some that time is running very short, as demolition of PNC Field needs to begin soon in order for a new ballpark to be built in time for the club’s Continue reading

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Design Work Halted on SWB Yankees Ballpark

Lackawanna County (PA) has put a hold on the design work being done for the new stadium for the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, until the New York Yankees and Mandalay Baseball Properties, which are expected to buy the team pursuant to a memorandum of understanding signed in 2010, step up to the plate to finalize a deal for the stadium construction and lease.  Read more here.

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SWB Yankees Announce Home Sites for 2012

PRESS RELEASE – While the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees permanent home at PNC Field undergoes a $40 million dollar rebuilding project during 2012, the organization has announced the team will play its home games in the upcoming International League season in a combination of six venues: Frontier Field in Rochester, New York, Dwyer Stadium in Batavia, New York, Alliance Bank Stadium Continue reading

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SWB Yankees to Ramapo?

One New York radio host has opined that Provident Bank Park, home of the indy pro Rockland Boulders (Can-Am League), would be the perfect temporary home for the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (International League), while PNC Field is being renovated.  We don’t think there is a snowball’s chance, but it’s an interesting thought.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Triple-A Yankees Headed to St. George?

As previously reported, the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (International League) will be playing on the road in 2012, while PNC Field undergoes $40 million in renovations.  One temporary home could be Richmond County Bank Ballpark in St. George, home of the Single-A Staten Island Yankees (New York-Penn League).  To best avoid scheduling conflicts, relocating to an adequate short-season Continue reading

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SWB Yankees Will Hit the Road in 2012

The Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (International League) will temporarily relocate during the 2012 season, while PNC Field undergoes $40 million in renovations.  No word yet on the exact location, but several ballparks have been mentioned.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: PNC Field (Moosic, PA)

Reuben Frank from CSNPhilly.com visits PNC Field, home of the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (International League).  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Governor Approves $20M for SWB Yankees Ballpark Renovation

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has finally approved a pending $20 million allocation to Lackawanna County (PA) for the renovation of PNC Field, home of the Triple-A Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre Yankees.  The renovation will actually be a replacement, as only the field and clubhouse will be preserved.  Read more and view news clip here.

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