The 2016 season is just six days away and your Thunder are proud to announce several additions to the family-friendly experience at ARM & HAMMER Park.
“We had such great feedback from our fans about the pork roll offerings at the Trenton Thunder World Famous Case’s Pork Roll Eating Championship in September that we had to find a way to bring these great items to our fans for every game this season,” said Thunder GM/COO Jeff Hurley.
Pork Roll Paradise, presented by Case’s Pork Roll, will offer the widest range of pork roll items in the state of New Jersey. The stand will be part of the first base concession stand and offer the classic Thunder Dog: 1/5 lb hot dog, 1/4 lb of pork roll and two slices of American Cheese on a torpedo roll. The Oink, Cluck and Moo, the classic New Jersey breakfast favorite, pork roll, egg, and cheese on a kaiser roll. The Swine Sandwich, a pork fans’ dream containing two slices of pork roll, pulled pork, and bacon bits on a kaiser roll. The Pig Pen lays chopped pork roll, pulled pork, and bacon bits on top of a bed of mashed potatoes. The Thunder will also offer their take on the Philadelphia cheesesteak with The Hog Steak at games in 2016. Chopped pork roll with bacon cheddar cheese sauce on a torpedo roll will give fans the classic pork roll cheesesteak. Pork Roll Paradise will also serve fountain drinks, Bud Light, Goose Island, and a variety of canned beers available only at that stand.
In addition to Pork Roll Paradise, the food options at ARM & HAMMER Park will now feature two soft serve concession stands one each at the end of the 1st and 3rd base concourse.
Thunder fans will be swept away by the aromas of the brand new Nuts For You stand located on the first base concourse past the Waterfront Grill. Nuts For You will serve cinnamon roasted almonds, cashews and pecans in small and large sizes.
The most kid-friendly improvement is the brand new Family Fun Zone located on the first base side of the stadium. New inflatable games, decorative lights, a giant four-in-a-row, and on select nights balloon twisters and face painters will be outside the Family Fun Zone. Fans will notice the addition of a brand new speed pitch on the third base side of the ballpark behind Fitch’s Place. Fans will also enjoy the addition of a brand new Plinko board, presented by Kennedy’s Cheesecakes, on the main concourse to earn great prizes at every Thunder game.
The transformation of the luxury suite level at ARM & HAMMER Park began this off-season. A number of suites received new furniture, flooring, and new televisions.
New merchandise will be available at the Thunder Company Store in 2016. A brand new selection of Men’s, Women’s, and Children’s products from Under Armour, Columbia Sportswear, 5th and Ocean apparel. New hats from 47 Brand and New Era as well as a wide selection of Thunder and Yankees novelty items are available for sale this season. All Thunder merchandise can be found by clicking here.
The 2016 season, the 23rd in franchise history, will begin at ARM & HAMMER Park on Thursday, April 7 at 7:00 pm against the Erie Seawolves (Detroit Tigers). Tickets are available by phone at 609-394-3300 or online at www.TrentonThunder.com.
The Thunder, Double-A Affiliate of the New York Yankees, play in the 12 team Eastern League. The Thunder have drawn over 8.8 million fans to ARM & HAMMER Park over 22 years and have won the three major awards that Minor League Baseball teams can win; the Johnson Trophy for the “Nation’s Best Franchise” (2005), the Larry MacPhail Trophy for Outstanding Club Promotion (2003) and the Bob Frietas Award for Long-Term Success (1998, given by Baseball America). The team has given back over $5.7 million worth of goods, services and monetary donations through Trenton Thunder Charities, under the Grand Slam We Care Foundation umbrella. The Thunder can be found online at trentonthunder.com, facebook.com/trentonthunder, twitter.com/trentonthunder and on youtube.com/AATrentonThunder.