READING, Pa. — Steam cleansing the concourse, hanging banners, and ending last-minute touches had been simply a few of the gadgets on the to-do checklist for the workers at FirstEnergy Stadium forward of the Studying Fightin Phils’ opening day.
“The tarp is on the sphere proper now, simply defending the whole lot, ensuring it is prepared for tomorrow,” stated Ricky Bruno, the ballpark’s operations supervisor. “It will be an important day, no grasp ups. We will hit the bottom operating.”
Bruno stated Mom Nature has been a bit tough for pre-season preps, even dumping rain all through the day on Thursday, however the entrance workplace expects her to calm down in time for the season opener.
“We’re gifting away a long-sleeved t-shirt, after which we’ve some superb pre-and post-game concert events,” Bruno stated.
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The Fightins are excited for a extra conventional begin to the season. In distinction with the beginning of final season, there are not any COVID capability restrictions in place this 12 months.
A brand new milkshake stand and an grownup slushie stand are new concessions out there to game-goers this 12 months, and the group is wanting ahead to welcoming an enormous crowd.
“We’re comfortable to say that our tickets haven’t gone up in value,” Bruno stated. “We’re staying the identical as we had been final 12 months and the 12 months earlier than that, and we’re simply able to have everybody out right here.”