Reading Fightin Phils share first renderings of the FirstEnergy Stadium improvement project
Just ten days ago, the Reading Fightin Phils announced that they will be receiving a grant from the state of Pennsylvania to improve different aspects of their stadium. Governor Tom Wolf announced on Friday that the grant will be worth 7.5 million, and will be distributed to different parts of the stadium to meet MiLB requirements, but also attract more fans to the stadium.
The stadium will now have heated and cooled areas restricted areas for players, and will also have new and improved rooms and halls for banquets, parties, and events to be held for the public. The goal is to bring the public into the stadium, which will increase publicity, attraction, and attendance at games in the future.
“We’re serious about keeping our hometown team, we had this passion for the team, believing in our vision, and investing the resources we needed in our town to help keep the Reading Fightin Phils here for us for decades to come…We’re staying here!” -Judy Schwank, PA Senator
Although the final ground plan has not been publicized yet, by the talks of everyone involved, it seems like the upcoming project is going to be a big one for the Reading Fightin Phils and minor league baseball in general. FirstEnergy Stadium is teaming up with America’s Classic Ballpark Club, to bring the most premier minor league stadium in the country to Reading, Pennsylvania.
According to earlier reports, the stadium upgrades will include new player locker rooms and clubhouses, refurbished coaches’ offices, indoor batting cages, a weight room, and more. The upgrades were necessary to give the minor league players the best stadium possible, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will be helping provide that.
Keep an eye out for a full ground plan once announced. The Reading Fightin Phils have one of the most beautiful minor league stadiums in the country and will top that list once these upgrades are underway. These upgrades will not interfere with the 2022 MiLB season, according to the team.
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