June 2013

The Word is Out, Opening Day was a hit!

ImageFans speak out and share their positive feedback at Richmond County Bank Ballpark!

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  • Improved food quality
  • Better service with All-You-Can-Eat Plan
  • Lower ticket prices across the board
  • Thirsty Thursdays, that’s right $2 drafts!
  • Shorter lines
  • More affordable prices at the team store
  • New food options like “Walking Tacos” and Gyros
  • Post-game fireworks every Friday and Saturday & the 4th of July!

The list goes on! Come see for yourself just how much fun everyone is having!ImageWith big changes at Richmond County Bank Ballpark this year, fans and press alike are taking note!

NY1: “S.I. Yankees Defeat Brooklyn Cyclones At Home Opening Game”
Staten Island Live: “Staten Island Yankees Hit the Right Notes on Opening Day”
Staten Island Live: “Staten Island Yankees get involved with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts”

 

Inside the SIY Front Office with Michael Katz

ImageWhat is your title and your job responsibilities?

My job title here with the Staten Island Yankees is Director of Entertainment. My unofficial title is office mascot.  My main responsibility is to run the pre, post, and in-game activities at Staten Island Yankees Games as well as performing as the on-field host during games. Basically I serve as the game’s producer.  Along with that I handle the technical aspects of outside events, charitable donations, community mascot appearances, the entertainment side of our school fundraising program, and it’s my job to pump some energy into the office during the work day. 

What do you enjoy most about working for the Staten Island Yankees?

I love working in an environment where my actions can have such a big impact on what happens. In some offices it’s easy to feel like a small fish in a big pond but here I can really make a difference in our product.  I also get to have fun.  There aren’t too many jobs out there where I would get to run around with a pair of giant cows, throw t-shirts, and play with water guns all in one night.  My goal in life is to never be boring and working for the Staten Island Yankees helps me accomplish that.

Who is your favorite Staten Island Yankees player of the past?

My favorite Staten Island Yankees player of the Past would be a tie between Wes Wilson and Evan DeLuca. I don’t think you can find two funnier guys in all of baseball.  They’re always playing pranks and goofing around.  Kind of remind me of my high school friends.  They’re great with fans and always willing to help out.  Also Wes Wilson can speak Spanish flawless Spanish with a Kentucky accent.  That’s impressive!   

Describe the experience fans will encounter at Richmond County Bank Ballpark this summer.

I have no doubt in my mind that this summer will be the best the Staten Island Yankees fans have ever seen.  We have new and exciting on-field promotions and the triumphant return of the most electrifying man in Minor League Sports Entertainment Michael Jesse Elizabeth Katz. I know I’m ready for opening day. Are You?!

Looking for affordable Family Fun this Summer? Head to Richmond County Bank Ballpark!

Greetings fans! 10 days until Opening Night on June 17th at Richmond County Bank Ballpark against the rival Brooklyn Cyclones.

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The summer is here and you’re probably in the midst of planning outings with your friends, family, co-workers and/or clients. What better way to make the most of your budget than a night out at Richmond County Bank Ballpark! In 2012, FOX Sports ranked RCBB as one of the five best stadiums in Minor League Baseball.

We’ve done our research and have compared our Family of Four prices to those of the New York Mets, New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Cyclones. The Staten Island Yankees offer a gorgeous view of downtown Manhattan at Richmond County Bank Ballpark, nightly promotions such as jersey cooler and bobblehead giveaways, Post-game fireworks and our unique ‘Kid Zone’ in the left field stands that is jam packed with activities for youngsters of all ages.

Help us pack Richmond County Bank Ballpark for Opening Day against the Brooklyn Cyclones. We will honor those affected by Hurricane Sandy and civilians who went above and beyond to help the community. Be one of the first 2,500 fans and receive a “Staten Island Strong” jersey presented by Hess Small Business Services.

So what are you waiting for? Give us a call at 718-720-9265 or visit siyanks.com to reserve your family outing today!

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Thank you Thursday – 6.6.13

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It’s been two weeks since our last Thank you Thursday post and we sure have a lot to be thankful for. The Oklahoma Tornado and the Philadelphia Building Collapse are another reminder on how our lives can change at any moment.

With that said, Staten Island and the NYC Metro Area are still in recovery mode from Hurricane Sandy. The Staten Island Yankees have donated $11,167 to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. The Staten Island Yankees also donated $10,000 in Shop Rite gift cards to families in Staten Island affected by Hurricane Sandy and an additional $225 to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation due to the Staten Island Yankees fans support of the 2013 season with plan sales in past 8 weeks. The grand total to date donated to helping make a difference in the lives of many Staten Island families affected by Hurricane Sandy by the Staten Island Yankees is $21,392.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for your support of the Staten Island Yankees and helping make a difference in the lives of many affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Inside the SIY Front Office with Zach Johnston

ImageWhat is your title and your job responsibilities?

My job title here with the Staten Island Yankees is Sales Executive. My main responsibility is to sell tickets for the upcoming season. One of my main areas is with our School Fundraising Program. I work closely with Elementary and Middle Schools in the area, and help them raise funds while having a wonderful year end community outing.

What do you enjoy most about working for the Staten Island Yankees?

There are a couple things that I enjoy while working here with the Staten Island Yankees. The first is the Sales Team, we are all a close knit group, who rely on each other to make sure that we give the fans the experience that they deserve. I also enjoy the fact that I am able to call one of the top minor league stadiums my work place. The view of the skyline is unreal.

Who is your favorite Staten Island Yankees player of the past?

My favorite Staten Island Yankees player of the Past would have to be Robinson Cano. Being a lifelong Orioles fan, he is a great competitor and has great work ethic. Its fun to watch guys who make every day count succeed.

Describe the experience fans will encounter at Richmond County Bank Ballpark this summer.

The experience this year is going to be like no other. As I stated earlier, we have a dedicated staff who is going to make it their goal to make sure that everyone has a great time here at the ballpark. We are looking to make this year a great one, that hopefully ends in a New York Penn League Championship!