The Pittsburgh Pirates return home to PNC Park as they take on the Cincinnati Reds. Coverage starts at 6:40 p.m. with Pirates Pregame, here on ESPN Radio Williamsport, a proud member of the Pirates Baseball Network.
Cutters Sign New 4-Year Lease
Final approval by Williamsport City Council on April 28 has paved the way for construction of a new premium deck to be added to the right field side of BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field. The yet-to-be-named area will be built on the former site of the right field bleachers which were removed prior to the 2015 season to clear space for the anticipated construction.
Designed by Anthony Visco Architects of Williamsport, with input from the Williamsport Crosscutters and the City of Williamsport, the two-tiered deck is expected to accommodate upwards of 250 people. It will feature rail seating, high top and 4-top tables on both levels along with full bar and food service for fans.
“When we purchased the Crosscutters 18 months ago, we immediately went to work with both the city and state to put much needed ballpark improvements in motion”, stated Cutters Principal Owner Peter Freund. “This is the first needed step to help insure that Williamsport will continue to be home to affiliated Minor League Baseball.”
The project is being financed as a result of a funding partnership between the Crosscutters, River Valley Transit, Lycoming County Visitor’s Bureau, and revenue generated by the use of BB&T Ballpark as well as additional support from the city of Williamsport’s administration.
Ground is expected to be broken prior to the start of the Cutters 2016 season with construction lasting through the summer. The deck will officially open for the Crosscutters 2017 season.
Along with the renovation plans, it was also announced that the Crosscutters and the City have agreed to a 4-year lease extension that covers the 2017-2020 seasons.
Tentative plans are in place for Phase II of renovations that would include converting all bleacher seating in the stadium to new individual seats while also redesigning the current box seating area to be more fan friendly with wider seats, aisles and cup holders. Funding for that project is expected to be accomplished with a state RACP grant.
The Crosscutters open the 2016 season on June 17 against the State College Spikes at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field. The full schedule, along with detailed information on ticket packages, is available at www.crosscutters.com or by calling the Cutters at (570) 326-3389.
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – ESPN Radio Williamsport has agreed to become an affiliate of the Baltimore Ravens Radio Network beginning with the 2016 season. ESPN Radio can be heard on Williamsport affiliates 1050 AM, 92.7, 104.1 FM, and in Jersey Shore on 1600 AM.
“Local fans have expressed a strong interest in listening to the Ravens games on local radio so we are very pleased to be able to add this Professional Football Championship franchise to our play-by-play lineup”, according to ESPN Radio Williamsport General Manager Todd Bartley.
“We are excited to add ESPN Radio Williamsport to our Ravens Radio Network. Now Ravens fans in Williamsport and Jersey Shore, PA will be able to follow us all year” Kevin Rochlitz, Sr. Vice-President, Corporate Sales & Business Development, Baltimore Ravens
ESPN Radio Williamsport originates the locally produced Locker Room Show Monday through Friday from 4 – 5 p.m. with various local hosts.
The Jed Donahue Show is also syndicated to affiliates all over the state of Pennsylvania by ESPN Radio Williamsport. The Jed Donahue Show airs Monday through Friday from 5 – 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. – Noon.
Ravens Radio and Television personalities will become regular guests on the shows.
ESPN Radio Williamsport is an affiliate of ESPN Radio, the country’s largest sports radio network, providing more than 9,000 hours of talk and event content annually to 750 stations nationwide, including the top 100 markets.
Be a part of Ravens history as we announce our two 4th round draft selections live from M&T Bank Stadium on NFL Network and meet the Ravens first draft pick!
Watch the draft live on the giant RavensVision boards and on TVs throughout the stadium. Tour the Ravens home locker room, participate in interactive games, and more! Former and current Ravens players will be on-site for fan forums and kid’s only autograph sessions* as well as the Lombardi trophies from Super Bowl XXXV & XLVII.
Tickets are $5 for children ages 3 to 14 (ages 2 and under are free) and $10 for adults (15 and older).
*Players subject to availability. Children ages 4-14 will have a specially designated kid’s only player autograph station that is free of charge and will operate continuously throughout the event.
Current players scheduled to attend include QB Joe Flacco, TE Crockett Gillmore, WR Steve Smith, Sr., S Eric Weddle, DT Brandon Williams and the team’s first 2016 draft pick.
Alumni players in attendance will include FB Vonta Leach, RB Jamal Lewis, OLB Brad Jackson, OLB Jarret Johnson, CB Duane Starks, G Edwin Mulitalo and G Jeff Blackshear.
The third-annual Retail Outlet Sale will also be held in conjunction with the Ravens Flock Festival on April 30 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. inside Gate D.
For more information, visit www.baltimoreravens.com/flockfestival
Interviews with Ravens players and alumni are based on availability and must be scheduled in advance.
Who: Current Ravens Players, Alumni Players, 2016 Top Draft Pick, Cheerleaders and Team Mascots
What: Ravens Flock Festival, presented by Verizon Saturday, April 30 M&T Bank Stadium 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Parking is free in lots B, C, F, G and H and opens at 10 a.m.
Join ESPN Radio Williamsport at the Watson Inn for the 2016 NFL Draft First Round watch party. Coverage starts live from the Watson Inn at 8:00 p.m. Pick-by-pick analysis will be available on stream 1, which updates will be available in commercial breaks during Penguins coverage on ESPN 1050, ESPN 104.1, ESPN 92.7 & ESPN 1600.