York, PA is filled with family-friendly fun all year long; however, a local summertime favorite is cheering on the city's York Revolution Baseball team. The Revolution, an Atlantic League of Professional Baseball team, tops the list of area things to do for residents and visitors alike. Fans are readying for Opening Day scheduled for Friday, April 24, so get prepared with your tickets now.
Baseball has been a staple in York, PA since its earliest history. From 1884 to 1969 the York White Roses played in the community. The team was named after one of the factions of England's Wars of the Roses and rivaled the Red Roses who played in Lancaster. In 1969, baseball left York, but the people of York remembered the fun they had around the diamond.
For 38 years York waited to enjoy baseball again, and in 2006 the York Revolution played their inaugural game. The name points back to the colonial heritage of York, PA and its role in the Revolutionary War. Since that inaugural game, the team has grown into a true York tradition bringing out families every summer to enjoy the game.
York residents know that going to a York Revolution game is more than just a baseball game: it's a community experience. While they enjoy seeing their favorite players take to the field, the franchise also offers plenty of family-friendly entertainment. For example, in 2014 Xpogo, a professional extreme pogo stunt team, performed at Santander Stadium. They will be returning for two nights during the 2015 season. Team Ghostriders and the Cowboy Monkey Rodeo will also be returning to Santander Stadium for performances between innings and demonstrations after the game.
Special performances are just one way York Revolution baseball games make a great family experience. Kids can play at the DownTown Playground, hit the baseball off of a tee on the field on Wednesdays, and enjoy autograph sessions if they are in the Rookie Revs Club. Fans of all ages enjoy the War of The Roses, the traditional series between the York Revolution and the Lancaster Barnstormers. The winner of the series receives the valued Community Cup; the rivalr,y while friendly, can be a fierce competition.
Are you interested in taking in a York Revolution game this year? Tickets go on sale on March 7, and single-game tickets are buy one, get one free on that date. If you buy tickets in person at Santander Stadium, you will enjoy free ballpark food, and the first 100 ticket purchasers receive an on-field fitted Revolution cap. Third baseman Travis Garcia will be signing autographs that day.
York, PA values family-friendly activities and events, like the York Revolution. As you consider where you will live in the area, why not consider York? Contact the team at Homesale Realty to find a home in York.