(Allentown, Pa.) – 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. The advent of the “Pig Pen”, which is currently on sale now to groups of 20 or more for any of the IronPigs’ 72 home games in 2015, will result in cozier field dimensions as the left field wall itself will be moved approximately 13 feet closer to home plate and be lowered to just six feet in height to allow for breathtaking sightlines and access.
The 13,000 square-foot “Pig Pen” area will be located on the field level and in shockingly close proximity to the bullpens and the field of play while featuring 78 exclusive seats across two rows, providing an intimate viewing experience that was previously only enjoyed by the pitchers and catchers in the bullpen. The first row of seating features 46 extra-wide fixed seats while the second row includes 32 high-tops. While savoring this truly unique player’s perspective, fans can also enjoy in-seat food and beverage service and take advantage of a completely distinct and mouth-watering menu that’s unique for “Pig Pen” ticket holders. Additional amenities include wide drink rail counters to allow for a more comfortable viewing and dining experience.
As a result of the redesign, the fence is now just 323 feet from left field to home plate, down from 336 before.
“The addition of the ‘Pig Pen’ and in turn, the reconfiguration of Coca-Cola Park’s playing dimensions, represents another significant investment that our organization has made to ensure that this remains Minor League Baseball’s flagship ballpark,” remarked IronPigs President and General Manager, Kurt Landes. “Our fans have shown time and time again that they have a huge appetite for truly unique seating areas and we are excited to add another affordable locale for them to enjoy.”
Groups of 20 or more (up to 78) can book seating in this brand-new locale immediately for $20 per person with each ticket receiving $5 of Ballpark Credit – redeemable for food, beverages and merchandise throughout Coca-Cola Park on your game day. Other group amenities include the opportunity for a member of your group to throw out one of our ceremonial first pitches, in-game group recognition on the IronPigs massive videoboard, “Pig in a Poke” raffle cards for each group member and a parking pass and gift for the group leader. To book this area today or to find out more information, please call (610) 841-PIGS (7447) or visit Coca-Coca-Cola Park during normal business hours (Monday-Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
Individual game “Pig Pen” tickets are $20 per person but can be purchased in advance for just $18 once individual game tickets go on sale to the general public during the IronPigs’ National Pig Day celebration on Saturday, March 7 at 10 a.m.
This is the third significant seating project addition in the last four years at Coca-Cola Park, following the introduction of the popular “Hot Corner” and “Bacon Strip” in 2013 and the debut of the Red Robin Tiki Terrace & Oasis in 2012.
Coca-Cola Park’s other award-winning hospitality areas, including the PPL Picnic Patio, BSI Dugout Suites, PenTeleData Party Porches, Red Robin Tiki Terrace & Oasis and the IronPigs’ Team Suite, are currently available to the general public by calling (610) 841-PIGS (7447).
The 2015 IronPigs baseball season is presented by Capital BlueCross.
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