With Opening Day almost upon us, here are some of the new things to look for at MCU Park this season:
The Gallery: The Brooklyn Baseball Gallery has undergone a bit of a conversion for the 2012 season. The memorabilia and artifacts from the Brooklyn Dodgers and the early years of the Cyclones are still there, but we’ve added to the environment to make it a space unlike any other at MCU Park. The Gallery will feature Skee Balls lanes, courtesy of Full Circle Bar, that will be open to the public. It will also be the only location in MCU Park where adults can purchase mixed drinks and wine.
Boardwalk Gate: Due to the renovations taking place just behind our outfield bleachers, the boardwalk entrance to MCU Park will not be open.
Food Options: There will be several new food options around MCU Park this summer. For a complete list of what food items are available, and where they are available – CLICK HERE.
Meet the Cyclones: Every game – except for Opening Day – from 6:00-6:30, fans will have a chance to meet their favorite players on the concourse during our Meet the Cyclones photo and autograph sessions. On Opening Day, the 2012 Cyclones will be at the front gate, starting at 5:30 to welcome fans to the 2012 season.
Crowd Cameo: At every Cyclones home game, fans can send in their photos from the ballpark to Cyclones@CrowdCameo.com. Those pictures will be displayed on the video board during the game and fans will have a chance to vote for their favorite photo by CLICKING HERE.
89.5 WSOU: The Cyclones and 89.5 FM WSOU are joining forces to broadcast all Cyclones games this season. The new flagship station will allow fans from Hoboken to Howard Beach to hear the radio call of Opening Day and all 38 road games, while every game is streamed live at BrooklynCyclones.com.
MORE Jersday Thursday: You asked for it, and we heard you. Now when you are one of the first 3,000 fans in attendance at a Jersday Thursday game, you have the option of trading in your Large or XL jersey for an XXL jersey. There are limited quantities available, and there will be a fee of $3 to offset our cost for the additional order and the larger size. The XXL jersey exchange will be available at a table in the main entrance to the right of the season ticket holder gate.
Social Media Scoreboard: Cyclones fans can earn points for following their favorite team through the Cyclones Social Scoreboard. You earn points through social media by sharing, liking, tweeting, checking in and more. EVERY GAME, one lucky fan who is registered for the Social Media Scoreboard and checks in at MCU Park will have the chance to throw out a ceremonial first pitch that night. You can even get points for sharing your photos through our Crowd Cameo site. You can sign up by CLICKING HERE.
Bat Day Sunday, Funday New this year is Bat Day Sunday Funday when every Sunday will feature a full-sized wooden bat giveaway in a different color or design. For three of the Sundays, fans will be invited to take the field prior to the start of the game to have a catch on the field. On the other two Sunday games, fans can take to the field to grab a photo and get an autograph from their favorite Cyclones players.