RailRiders Unveil New Collaboration with Wallenpaupack Brewing Company

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders are pleased to announce a new collaboration with Wallenpaupack Brewing Company in 2024, the Home Half Hazy Pale Ale. The Hawley, PA-based brewery is introducing a new beer into its catalog and the offering will be available at PNC Field this season. Coming in with 5.5% Alcohol by Volume, 30 International Bitterness Units and a generous addition of Citra and Mosaic hops, fans can expect a juicy blast of citrus, tropical fruit and melon from this sessionable pale ale while taking in nine innings of action.

“We are thrilled to welcome this custom brew from Wallenpaupack Brewing Company into our starting lineup,” said Katie Beekman, General Manager of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. “This tremendous partnership has provided our fanbase with their well-known local offerings and we know the Home Half Hazy Pale Ale will quickly become a fan favorite at PNC Field. We always look for ways to grow with our partners and this is a natural next step with Wallenpaupack Brewing Company.”

“In baseball vernacular, the Home Half is the part of the inning where the home team is up to bat and we thought that it was a great message that no matter what a fan’s Major League team might be, people from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area truly embrace the RailRiders as their home team and PNC Field as their home ballpark,” said Brad Beneski, Wallenpaupack Brewing Company’s Director of Business Development. “And, so we wanted to find a way to make every visit to the ballpark as immersive of a local experience as possible with an official beer for the home crowd.”

Wallenpaupack Brewing Company and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders are entering their second year of a four-year partnership that gives the award-winning, local brewery naming rights to a craft beer stand on the third base side of the team’s concourse where fans can find a variety of draft and canned options including their flagships, current seasonals, and now an exclusive collaboration with the team. The brewery also conducts social media contests to give away tickets for each home stand.

“As community members, we know how fortunate we are to have a team like the RailRiders and a space like PNC Field right in our backyard, so to be a part of the experience is an honor in which we take a lot of pride,” Beneski added. “And with our brewpub being an easy trip from the ballpark, we’ve even had a fair amount of baseball fans make the trek to see our brewery and taproom for themselves.”

Please drink responsibly!


The RailRiders open their 2024 season on March 29 with a three-game weekend set at Buffalo. The home opener is set for April 2 at 6:35 P.M. as the Syracuse Mets come to PNC Field. Season tickets, mini plans and the flex plan are all available now.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the RailRiders front office at (570) 969-BALL or visit swbrailriders.com.

RailRiders Set 2024 Ballpark Policies and Safety Enhancements

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, have set their ballpark policies and safety guidelines for the 2024 season. The RailRiders will host 75 games at PNC Field this season, beginning on April 2 against the Syracuse Mets.

“Fan safety is thoroughly important to providing a great experience at PNC Field,” stated Katie Beekman, the RailRiders General Manager. “We want everyone who comes to the ballpark to enjoy their time here and our policies are in place to help do our best to fulfill that goal. Fans in the stands must still be attentive at all times and these measures will provide security while also not distracting or detracting from the enjoyment of the game.”

Key policies and updates are listed below. Additional policies and regulations are in place for the 2024 season. Please visit the Ballpark Rules section at swbrailriders.com for a complete list and more information.

BAG POLICY

Bags measuring 16 inches by nine inches by seven inches are permitted at PNC Field but are subject to a security check. Clear bags will be permitted at PNC Field in 2024, including clear backpacks. Fans may bring also medical bags and diaper bags of any size into the ballpark this season.

CASHLESS POINTS OF SALE

PNC Field will once again be a fully cashless facility in 2024. This includes all aspects of operation at the ballpark, including parking, ticketing, the SWB Team Store and the concession stands and bars. PNC Field will accept credit and debit cards. Concessions and merchandise stands also accept Apple Pay and Google Pay.  Gift Cards can be purchased with cash or credit at the SWB Team Store and can be used within the store or at concession stands and portables around the ballpark.

ENTRY & EXIT/ TICKETING

RailRiders tickets are digital. Digital tickets must be shown to ballpark personnel upon request. Anyone who does not have a valid ticket will be removed from PNC Field immediately. A ticket grants access to public areas of PNC Field.

Children aged two and under do not need a ticket

Ballpark re-entry is permitted.

PNC Field closes to the public 30 minutes after the final out, pending fireworks or special events after the game concludes.

FAN CONDUCT

Anyone using obscene language or engaging in conduct offensive to those around them will be asked by SWB RailRiders personnel to cease the conduct. If the problem persists, appropriate action will be taken, including but not limited to removal from the ballpark and fines.

Anyone drinking alcohol under the legal age, using illegal drugs, or breaking any other laws will be subject to immediate removal from PNC Field and will be reported to proper authorities.

Any guest perceived to be in an intoxicated or impaired state may be denied admission.

Season Ticket Members will be held responsible for inappropriate conduct by individuals using their tickets.

NETTING ENHANCEMENTS

The RailRiders are installing expanded netting for the 2024 season. This expansion will replace the current protective netting and will enhance safety from foul pole to foul pole. All Minor League Baseball teams must be in compliance with this initiative set by Major League Baseball by the start of the 2025 season and the RailRiders have worked to have this infrastructure upgrade in place for the start of the new season.

PARKING & TAILGATING

PNC Field parking lots open two hours prior to first pitch and General Parking is $7 per vehicle in 2024. No vehicles are allowed to remain in PNC Field parking lot grounds overnight. Those vehicles will be subject to towing at the vehicle owner’s expense.

Tailgating is allowed only in designated areas of the PNC Field parking lot. Only one parking space per vehicle is allowed.

PET POLICY

No pets will be allowed entry into PNC Field, except service animals and during specific events that have been designated as pet-friendly by SWB RailRiders management. On designated pet-friendly nights, pet owners must sign a waiver and are subject to seating restrictions.

SMOKING POLICY

PNC Field is a smoke-free facility. Designated smoking areas are available in three spots around PNC Field by exit points. Vaping is not permitted at PNC Field, except in designated smoking areas.

Opening Day is March 29 in Buffalo and the home schedule starts Tuesday, April 2, at 6:35 P.M. Season tickets, mini plans and the flex plan are all available now. For more information on any of these policies or to purchase tickets for the 2024 season, contact the RailRiders front office at (570) 969-BALL or visit swbrailriders.com.

SWB RailRiders Set 2024 Daily Promotions and Fireworks Slate

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders have set their 2024 daily promotions and fireworks nights for the upcoming season. The RailRiders, Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, begin their home slate on April 2 against the Syracuse Mets in the first of 75 games at PNC Field this season. Each day of the week will feature promotions or offers that appeal to fans of all ages and the season-long slate is highlighted by 15 post-game fireworks shows.

Season tickets, including full, half, and partial plus the mini and flex plans, are on sale now. Single-game tickets go on sale Saturday, March 2, beginning at 11 A.M.

“Our daily promotions are key to the fan experience at PNC Field,” said RailRiders General Manager Katie Beekman. “Each promotion is designed to provide value or entertainment and we change daily to best offer something that will appeal to each type of fan. For years, RailRiders games have been NEPA’s best place for affordable fun for everyone and we look forward to building on that this season.”

Most 2024 homestands will follow the standard set in 2021 with a six-game series against each opponent, running from Tuesday through Sunday. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre will host Lehigh Valley starting on July 4 in a three-game set on the back half of a home-and-home split series over the Independence Day holiday week.

Fireworks will follow the home opener on April 2. An extended fireworks extravaganza follows the Independence Day game against the IronPigs courtesy of the Pennsylvania Lottery.

King’s College will present a fireworks show after the April 19 game against Lehigh Valley. Additionally, Saturday pyrotechnic shows will follow games on June 29 and July 27.

2024 Daily Promotions

TurnUp Tuesdays – Get $5 lawn seats for every Tuesday home game this season! While at the park on Tuesdays, fans 21 and older can enjoy $2 16 oz. Coors Light cans until the middle of the eighth inning.

Waggin’ Wednesdays – Bring your four-legged best friends to each Wednesday home game this season. There is no cost to bring your pup to the park, but the RailRiders encourage a donation to their weekly animal-friendly non-profit of choice. Fans may purchase seats on the lawn or in the bleachers if they bring their dog out on Waggin’ Wednesdays.

Wednesday is also $2 Dog Night with $2 hot dogs all night long courtesy of Sahlen’s Hot Dogs.

Thirsty Thursdays – The most refreshing night of the week features $2 16 oz. Michelob Ultra bottles until the middle of the eighth inning for fans 21 and older.  $2 16 oz. Pepsi fountain drinks are also available all night long.

First Responder Fridays – The RailRiders and NEPA Crane & Hauling continue to honor our brave first responders on Friday evenings in 2024. As a small token of thanks, 100 tickets will be given away to our first responders each Friday courtesy of NEPA Crane & Hauling. Tickets are given away on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to four per week per first responder. First responders can register for complimentary tickets by completing the form under the Community tab at www.swbrailriders.com.

Friday Night Fireworks – Beginning on May 24, every Friday home game will be followed by the best pyrotechnic show in NEPA.

Saturday RailRiders games will once again feature great giveaway items all season long. Giveaways will be announced soon.

Geisinger Family FunDay – We wrap up homestands on Sundays with a Geisinger Family FunDay! Gates open at noon and kids can play catch in the outfield until 12:20 P.M. Plus… Kids can get $2 Mamita’s flavored ice or $2 Dippin’ Dots all game long. After the final out, children 12 and younger can run the bases, capping the best way to spend a day with the whole family at PNC Field.

Additional promotions, including giveaways, special offers and theme nights, will be announced soon. All promotions are subject to change.

Please note that May 6 and May 22 are STEM School Day Games with 11:05 A.M. first pitches and these are not Waggin’ Wednesday games at PNC Field. The $2 Hot Dog offer is, however, applicable.

Thursday, July 4, is excluded from inclusion in the daily promotional lineup.

The RailRiders host the Louisville Bats on Wednesday, July 31 at 1:05 P.M. and the Waggin’ Wednesday and $2 Sahlen’s Hot Dog promotions will be available.

Additional terms and quantity restrictions may apply during each daily promotion. For more information, please visit swbrailriders.com or call (570) 969-2255.

SWB RailRiders 2024 Single-Game Tickets on Sale

Single-game tickets for the 2024 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders season go on sale Saturday, March 2, at 11 A.M. The RailRiders will celebrate the first chance to buy individual game tickets by hosting a Family FunFest at PNC Field on March 2 from 11 A.M. until 2 P.M.

The RailRiders start their 17th season as the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees on March 29 in Buffalo and play their home opener on April 2 against the Syracuse Mets. The 2024 season is slated for 150 games, including 75 at PNC Field.

Individual tickets for any game will be available online only beginning at 11 A.M. on March 2 at swbrailriders.com, including Opening Night, July 4 or any of our great promotional dates.

The Family FunFest will offer big 2024 discounts and prizes.

Beat-the-Clock
Starting at 11 A.M. on March 2, fans can once again Beat-the-Clock and save big on Opening Night tickets at the PNC Field Box Office.

Starting at 11, get Zone C tickets for Opening Night for $1.00 at the box office until 11:59:59 A.M.

From noon until 1 P.M., Opening Night Zone C tickets are just $2.00. From 1-2 P.M., those same tickets will be $3.00 each! This ticket offer is only valid in person at the box office and the ticket discount is limited to eight tickets per person. Ticketing at PNC Field is all digital.

BP & Swing for Savings!
Take your Spring Training cuts with a round of batting practice. All ages are welcome to take some practice hacks in the RailRiders home batting cages.


Fans can Swing for Savings with a great offer on a new full season ticket membership. Take three swings and your highest velocity on our HitTrax will be your discount on a full season membership. Hit a home run and you’ll get $150 off a full season ticket plan. A $50 ticket membership deposit is required to Swing for Savings.


CHAMP’S Kids Club Membership Pick-up
CHAMP’s Kids Club members can pick up their official membership cards and gifts in the Geisinger Champions Club between 11-2. If you aren’t a member of CHAMP’S Kids Club, visit the team’s website or sign your kids up during the Family FunFest!

Community Corner
The RailRiders Community Corner will be open will with a great selection of game-worn items, autographs and more. All proceeds from this special edition of the Community Corner will benefit Bake Inclusive, part of PA Inclusive; an agency that provides support services to those with intellectual disabilities and autism, including job placement and training.

Cornhole Tournament
The RailRiders will host a free, 24-team cornhole tournament on the Geisinger Plaza. Teams must pre-register and our double-elimination tournament begins at 11:30 A.M. First place wins a pair of Flex Plan packages. Second place takes home a pair of 4-Pack Mini Plans. Visit swbrailriders.com or follow the RailRiders on social media for more details. (Please note: The tournament field is limited to the first 24 teams that sign-up.)

Scavenger Hunt
Navigate PNC Field searching for clues to find treasure! This can’t-miss scavenger hunt will take you around the park and could lead to prizes, memorabilia and special offers if you find your way.

Trivia Challenge
Stop by the Geisinger Champions Club at 11:30 or 12:30 and test your knowledge will the RailRiders Trivia Challenge. Each game will last about 15 minutes, making sure you have time to enjoy everything going on at the ballpark. You’ll have the chance to win great prizes, including Yankees gear, gift cards and autographed memorabilia. Each game will consist of three rounds of trivial questions: SWB Baseball, Classic MLB and Name that Tune!

VIP Tours
Get a personal tour and see what we have to offer at PNC Field!

The RailRiders Team Store will be open from 11-2. Plus… New 2024 ballpark food options and beverages will be available for purchase.

Make plans to join us on Saturday, March 2, for the RailRiders Family FunFest at PNC Field! The full 2024 promotional schedule will be released leading up to single-game tickets going on sale March 2. For more information, call (570) 969-BALL or visit swbrailriders.com.

RailRiders Add Five to Front Office Ahead of 2024 Season

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, are pleased to announce five additions to the front office staff. The 2024 season begins in March and the club has added new staff members in several key departments leading up to the start of the schedule.

“We are excited to add to our front office staff as we approach the new season,” said Katie Beekman, General Manager of the RailRiders. “Each Minor League Baseball season always brings a few new faces to every organization. These individuals will all help us grow our business, expand our reach for new and existing partners and fans, and increase our focus on the ballpark experience and customer service.”

Mike Caddell is the team’s new Director of Corporate Partnerships. He graduated with honors from Virginia Commonwealth University as a scholarship athlete with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice/Political Science with a minor in Business Administration. He was an intern for the Richmond Flying Squirrels in 2012 and spent seven seasons with the San Francisco Giants Double-A affiliate, advancing to the role of Assistant Director of Corporate Partnerships. Caddell left baseball after the 2019 season and is transitioning back into the game after spending three years working for a medical startup company in Michigan.

Cynthia Petrucci joins the RailRiders front office as the Director of Marketing. She graduated from Lackawanna College in 2015 with an Associate of Science in Business Administration and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2017. She spent nine years working at Tribal Media, a local digital media agency. Before joining the RailRiders staff, Petrucci spent two years as the Director of Marketing for Matt Burne Honda.

Forrest Rosen and PJ Profenno have been added to the staff as Account Executives in the Group Sales department.

Rosen graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Rosen, a St. Petersburg, Florida native, was also a member of the men’s lacrosse team from 2017-2019. Prior to his time with the RailRiders, Rosen worked for the Atlanta Braves and the Georgia Swarm.

Profenno is currently finishing his Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management at Thomas College with a minor in Coaching. While at Thomas, the Windham, Maine native was the Director of Basketball Operations for the men’s basketball team. Profenno spent the last two seasons with the Portland SeaDogs in their ticketing department.

Brian Coughlan has joined the team as an Account Executive in the Season Ticket sales department. He is originally from Massapequa Park, New York, and attended SUNY Cortland. Coughlan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management and Business Economics. After graduation, he served as a sales and marketing intern for the Elmira Pioneers.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre opens the 2024 season on the road in Buffalo on March 29 and plays its home opener on April 2 against the Syracuse Mets at PNC Field. Season tickets, mini plans and the flex plan are all available now. For more information, contact the RailRiders front office at (570) 969-BALL or visit swbrailriders.com. 

SWB RailRiders Game Day Staff Job Fair

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders will hold a game day staff job fair on Saturday, February 10, in the club level at PNC Field from 10 A.M. until 2 P.M. The 2024 home opener is set for April 2 and the RailRiders are seeking game day employees for the upcoming season. Prospective employees will fill out applications, and the front office staff will do interviews on the spot during the job fair.

“Game day employees are vital to our fan experience at PNC Field,” said Katie Beekman, the General Manager of the RailRiders. “Customer service is a key component during every game and event. We are looking for dedicated individuals who will take pride in working at the ballpark.”

Interviews for game day staff will begin at 10 A.M. and will run until approximately 2 P.M. The RailRiders are looking for game day employees to fill numerous roles within the organization. Game day staff includes bat boys/ girls, ball boys/ girls, premium level attendants, EMTs, grounds crew, parking attendants, video/

production assistants, ticket sales representatives, ticket takers, and ushers. The team is also looking for members

of the Pinstripe Patrol, the RailRiders on-field promotions crew, as well as fun zone employees.

Legends Hospitality, the official catering, concessions, and merchandise provider of the RailRiders, will also conduct interviews on February 10. Legends is seeking concession supervisors, stand leads, cooks, warehouse runners, dishwashers, and cashiers. In addition, Legends will hire bartenders, suite attendants, club attendants, and retail associates.

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age with working papers. Individuals will choose the open position that best suits their interests or needs, but may be considered for other positions based on availability. The Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre RailRiders and Legends Hospitality are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

For more information, contact the RailRiders front office at (570) 969-BALL or visit swbrailriders.com.