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Team ready to unveil new ballpark features on opening day

April 11th, 2012
Channel 69 – WFMZ
Author: Will Lewis, Reporter, Will.Lewis@wfmz.com
Published On: Apr 02 2012 07:52:32 PM EDT  Updated On: Apr 03 2012 05:54:45 AM EDT

It’s just about time to play ball at Coca-Cola Park!

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs will take the field later this week but Monday we got a sneak peek at the team and new features at the park.

An expanded team store, new concession stand and a new terrace that the staff tells us fans will love.
If baseball players are called the boys of summer, then the new Red Robin Oasis and Tiki terrace will be one of the new summer destinations for Lehigh Valley Ironpigs fans.

“Once you actually see the complete 125-foot structure, the bar, the terrace all come together it’s a tremendous, huge, new aspect to Coca-Cola park,” said IronPigs General Manager Kurt Landes.
Fans sitting in the Oasis will be able to have their own wait staff and people lucky enough to relax in the first row of the Tiki Terrace will actually be part of the game.

“The seats actually overhang fair territory,” said Landes. “The islands are actually behind the bullpen. It’s going to be a great spot for our fans to enjoy.”

Fans will also enjoy a new burrito establishment and they will see a new LCD screen just under the scoreboard.

It’s a secret now but on opening day fans will get introduced to someone new.

“We’ll be introducing another new mascot to the mascot family,” said Landes.

We can tell you about a fourth pork racer in the popular pork races. It will be a lady racer named Bar-B-Que .