Places to visit in York, PA

PeoplesBank Park

Home of York’s professional baseball team, the Revolution! Come for the baseball, but stay for the games in between innings, prizes, and activities for the kids.  PeoplesBank Park is a 7,500-seat baseball stadium in York, Pennsylvania. In June 2006, the city of York destroyed 20 buildings in the Arch Street district, and construction began in September. PeoplesBank Park opened one month later than scheduled due to bad weather. The name rights were acquired for $2.7 million over ten years by Sovereign Bank, a neighboring Reading-based bank. Following Santander Bank’s 2009 purchase of Sovereign Bank, the park’s name was changed to “Santander Stadium” in October 2013. In December 2015, it was announced that the park will be renamed “PeoplesBank Park” under a new naming rights contract with locally held PeoplesBank. Following the conclusion of the 2008 regular season, the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball named PeoplesBank Park “Ballpark of the Year.” The award honors the Revolution’s personnel and groundskeepers, with categories like field conditions, stadium operations, cleanliness, and the atmosphere. The Brooks Robinson Plaza is located at the home plate entrance to PeoplesBank Park. A monument of Brooks Robinson stands in the plaza, along with information about his 23-year professional baseball career. In 1955, Robinson played for York’s previous club, the White Roses, before being signed by the Baltimore Orioles at the end of the season. The ballpark is modeled after Oriole Park at Camden Yards, in honor of Brooks Robinson and the Baltimore Orioles, the local Major League favorite. The dimensions are identical to those of the Orioles’ old home, Memorial Stadium. The Arch Nemesis, the left-field wall at PeoplesBank Park, is taller than any other fence in professional baseball, including the iconic Green Monster at Fenway Park, home of Major League Baseball’s Boston Red Sox. The Green Monster is 37 feet 2 inches (1.33 m) tall, while York’s Arch Nemesis is 6 inches (15 cm) taller.[18] The first home run over the wall and the first base hit off the wall occurred on June 16, 2007, in York’s second game at the stadium. To compensate for the narrow stadium location, the height of the left-field wall was raised. The Mezzogiorno Picnic Pavilion, which has a capacity of 600 people and serves conventional ballpark cuisine as well as regional favorites, is another attraction. Stauffer’s Downtown Playground, an amusement portion including a carousel, a jungle web, playground equipment, and numerous inflatables, is open to children at PeoplesBank Park. DownTown, the Revolution’s mascot, hosts the playground. The York Revolution’s official souvenir and merchandise shop, the First Capital Credit Union Team Store, is open all year near PeoplesBank Park’s home plate entrance.

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