Reading Phils receive generous grants from the State of Pennsylvania for stadium upgrades
The Reading Fightin Phils have received generous funding from PA Governor Tom Wolf, “to support new facilities, and improvements at FirstEnergy Stadium” this morning.
The Reading Phils received a total grant of 16.5 million dollars yesterday, with $7.5 million from the RACP, and three million dollars each from the R-Phils, County of Berks, and the City of Reading.
A new building will be built in FirstEnergy Stadium and will be built in-between center and right field. The new building built with this money will provide players locker rooms, clubhouses, coaches’ offices, training rooms, dining areas, batting cages, a weight room, and more, for the Reading Phils and their visiting teams.
“We are so very thankful to our elected officials from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the City of Reading, and the County of Berks, who all worked very hard to achieve this solution. We are excited for the future of FirstEnergy Stadium, as we continue to work hard to ensure that America’s Classic Ballpark remains a family-friendly showpiece for our Baseball town Region, and something that we all can be very proud of.” – Scott Hunsicker, GM of the Reading Phils
Businesses will be able to rent out this space, and host events, banquets, award ceremonies, and more. This new grant and its new-comings will bring more faces to FirstEnergy Stadium, and be a great advertiser for more people to make their way to games.
An event will be hosted soon by the Reading Phils, to honor the elected officials that helped the Reading Phils receive this grant. The MLB is in a lockout, and literally, nothing can happen. I mean hell, Rhys Hoskins changed his damn profile picture on Twitter to a blank face.
Ring it. Go P**** (that’s how the lockout works, right?)
Mandatory Credit: John Secoges