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Whether you are looking for a new and exciting way to create memories with your friends, or if you are continuing a tradition from previous seasons, there is no better way to spend a summer evening than with a group outing to see the Cyclones at MCU Park.
By now, most everyone knows that you get discounted tickets, welcome announcements on our video board, a Cyclones hat for everyone in your group and a wide range of additional perks depending on the size of your group. But this isn’t a sales pitch. Instead, we wanted to share some of the unique ways that some groups have turned an ordinary group outing into an extraordinary night to remember.
Here’s a list of five ways to make your group outing to MCU Park a night that you won’t soon forget:
- When you come to MCU Park, you expect to see the teams on the field in uniform, but what about your team in the stands? Typically, we see little league baseball or softball teams wearing their jerseys in the stands…that’s not out of the ordinary. But why should they be the only ones in “uniform.” If it’s Halloween in July, have your group come to the ballpark in costume and have a best costume contest among your gathering, if it’s Super Hero Night everyone can make a cape. The options are endless and tons of fun. If dressing up isn’t your thing, you can do something as simple as wearing matching t-shirts. It’s a great way for your business, charity or organization to get some new eyes on what you do, while also enjoying a great night at the ballpark.
- Coney Island is often referred to as the “People’s Playground” because whether you’re a kid, or just young at heart, there is an endless supply of fun and excitement to keep you entertained. Here’s what we recommend, head to the ballpark a few hour before game time, park your car in our lot (game day parking rates start two hours before first pitch, that means just $5 for the night – or about the same cost as 18 minutes in a Manhattan parking garage), and then head over to the rides at Luna Park, go for a stroll on the board walk, grab a slice of pizza from the world-famous Grimaldi’s Coal Oven Pizza, or head to the Applebee’s Rooftop Seating and enjoy an ice cold drink while surveying all that is Coney Island. Can’t make it early? Then stick around after the game and soak in all the neon lights and unrivaled views while you take a trip on the one-of-a-kind Deno’s Wonder Wheel. A trip to see the Cyclones isn’t just a baseball game. There is so much more you can do, it truly is a sensory overload.
- Rides aren’t your thing? No problem. But EVERYONE loves games, and if you say you don’t love games…well then I’ll just call you a liar. Remember when you were a kid, how much fun you had the first time you went on a scavenger hunt? Ah yes, that brings me back. Well those don’t have to just be childhood memories. Come up with a list of a handful of things from around MCU Park, break your group up into teams of two (this is especially great for corporate outings and team building) and let the hunt begin. Here’s some of the things we’d recommend – a) Find King Henry and have him sign your game program b) Get a Cyclones player to sign your group hat c) Take your picture with Sandy or Pee Wee, our lovable feathered mascots d) Head out to the playground in center field, and take a photo of you on the slide e) Start a let’s go Cyclones chant with a group of complete strangers f) Find Kyle the Juggler and take a picture of his unicycle g) Go the Cyclones team store and take a picture wearing a hot dog hat h) Ask the Beach Bums to borrow a pom-pom and take a picture cheering on the Cyclones. Those are just some ideas. Get creative with it. The options are endless and a whole lot of fun.
- A little friendly competition is good for the soul. So why not spice up your group outing with a fastest pitch competition at our Speed Pitch located on the concourse just above third base. Everyone can fire it in there, and the winner doesn’t have to pay for his or her drink next round. Want to even the playing field? Make everyone throw with their off hand, this way everyone – even the non-athletes - has a chance.
- One of the best parts of Minor League Baseball is the unfettered access to players. MCU Park doesn’t have a moat keeping fans away from the field like some other stadiums. Show up early, and have a competition to see who can get the most autographs from the players before the game. Don’t just limit it to just the Cyclones though. Guys like former American League MVP Jose Bautista, National League MVP Andrew McCutchen, Triple Crown Winner Miguel Cabrera and perennial All-Star Robinson Cano have all played against the Cyclones. So you never know when you might be in the presence of the next Big League Superstar.
That’s just five ideas that we came up with. Has your group done something different to spice up your trip to Coney Island? Let us know. Send your ideas to info@BrooklynCyclones.com.