For Immediate Release July 26, 2016
RiverDogs to Compete in Esurance Home Field Advantage Award
CHARLESTON, SC - As the second half of the season gets underway, Minor League Baseball and Esurance today unveiled the first annual Esurance Home Field Advantage Award. One Minor League Baseball team in each of the 14 leagues will receive the award based on the highest percentage capacity of the ballpark during the 2016 season.
Charleston RiverDogs fans are encouraged to continue to support the the RiverDogs in this friendly competition by attending games in the home stretch of the regular season. The winning teams will be announced in September and honored at the 2016 Baseball Winter Meetings™ in National Harbor, Maryland, this December. A celebration for the hometown fans of each winning team will also take place at their respective ballparks at the start of the 2017 season.
"RiverDogs fans are some of the best in the country, and consistently come out in support of the Dogs, win or lose," said RiverDogs President and General Manager Dave Echols. "Bringing home this award would be something really special not just for the team and front office, but something for the Charleston faithful to be really proud of."
The RiverDogs' promotional calendar is packed with fun-filled events to entertain every kind of fan. Coming down to the stretch run of the season, the RiverDogs have Caturday Night at The Joe, a cat video festival following the game on August 6, a "Knock 'Em Out of the Park" Peanut Allergy Awareness Night at on August 9, and the 2016 edition of the Bobblection on August 23 all upcoming at The Joe.
Last month, Esurance and Minor League Baseball announced a strategic multi-year partnership making it the exclusive home and auto insurance partner of Minor League Baseball. To learn more about Esurance's Call-Up Worthy campaign with Minor League Baseball, visit www.MiLB.com/CallUpWorthy.
About the Charleston RiverDogs
The Charleston RiverDogs, the Class A affiliate of the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees, are Charleston's leader in affordable sports entertainment. With a "Fun is Good" mentality, Charleston has impressed off the field with zany promotions and consistently are one of the top drawing teams in the South Atlantic League. The RiverDogs develop the next major league stars for the Yankees at one of the finest ballparks in Minor League Baseball, Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park and are celebrating their 20th season in the storied venue. The RiverDogs had a record-setting year in 2015, filling the stands and having even more fun along the way, drawing more than 292,000 fans to 68 home games.
About Minor League Baseball
Minor League Baseball, headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, is the governing body for all professional baseball teams in the United States, Canada, and the Dominican Republic that are affiliated with Major League Baseball® clubs through their farm systems. Fans are coming out in unprecedented numbers to this one-of-a-kind experience that can only be found at Minor League Baseball ballparks. In 2015, Minor League Baseball attracted 42.5 million fans to its ballparks to see the future stars of the sport hone their skills. From the electricity in the stands to the excitement on the field, Minor League Baseball has provided affordable family-friendly entertainment to people of all ages since its founding in 1901. For more information, visit www.MiLB.com.
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