Major League Dreams Begin Here
Major league baseball fans, and especially New York Yankees fans, are very familiar with names like Aaron Judge, Luis Severino and Dellin Betances. This crop of Yankees is expected to make the team a perennial post-season contender for many years to come.
What many fans don’t know, however, is that all of these players, and several others on the Yankees 40-man roster, honed their skills right here in NEPA.
PNC Field on Montage Mountain in Moosic is home to the Scranton / Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, the AAA affiliate of the New York Yankees. The RailRiders play 71 games annually in NEPA as a member of the Northern Division of the International League.
Fans in NEPA enjoy watching future major leaguers in a beautiful stadium that was completely renovated as part of a $43.3 million-dollar construction project in 2012-2013. Every season, PNC Field provides hundreds of thousands of fans with a wonderful family-friendly experience complete with spectacular views of the field and access to dozens of special amenities.
Since Yankee Stadium is just a two-hour drive from PNC Field, Yankees executive management and the team’s scouts can easily get a first-hand look at the progress their prospects are making right here in NEPA. In fact, many RailRiders often relay the same story of waking up in NEPA only to find themselves wearing pinstripes in the dugout of Yankee Stadium later that same day.
Tuesday: Twosday 2-for-1 lawn and bleacher seats, and $2 Landshark lager tallboys for two hours after gates open! Presented by PrimoHoagies.
Wednesday: Waggin’ Wednesday and dollar dog night! Bring your four-legged friend and enjoy $1 hot dogs for the first two hours after gates open, courtesy of Sahlen’s.
Thursday: Thirsty Thursday at PNC Field. Get $1 Bud Light drafts and $1 Pepsi products for two hours after gates open. Presented by Budweiser.
Friday: First Responder Fridays, where the RailRiders will show their token of appreication to local first responders by donating 50 free tickets each Friday home game.
Saturday: Giveaway at the gate! The first 2,500 fans to enter the park will receive a clear PNC Bank fanny pack.
Sunday: Sunday Family FunDaypresented by Geisinger, where kids can run the bases after the game!