Fightin Phils Honored as People's Choice Leader

Club honored as top Family Entertainment and Local Sports Team in Berks County

Chief Director of Business Development Anthony Pignetti and Executive Director of Community and Fan Development Mike Robinson accepting the awards.

By Reading Fightin Phils | April 28, 2017 2:30 PM ET

(Reading, Pa) - The Reading Fightin Phils, double-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, have been presented the People's Choice Leader Award in Family Entertainment and Local Sports Team by Berks County Living and Lamar Advertising. The awards were presented at the 12th Annual Berks County People's Choice Who's Who in Business Luncheon on Friday, April 28th at the Reading Country Club.

Berks County Living works alongside independent marketing firm Polk-Lepson of York to find which local businesses are tops among county residents each year through months of research and e-mail surveys with consumers about whom they saw as the leading companies in various business categories.

For nearly a half century, the Fightin Phils have been recognized, both nationally and locally, for their tradition of affordable family entertainment.

In 2016, Minor League Baseball released a study that found that average cost for a family of four to enjoy a Minor League Baseball game was $64.97. The average cost was calculated by using the prices of two adult tickets, four hot dogs, two sodas, two beers, a program and parking.

A comparable package in Reading costs $53.00, nearly $11 less than the national average. All of Reading's prices fall under the national average, including parking and programs, which are both free of charge all year long.

Berks County Living is the only regional magazine dedicated to highlighting all that is unique about the Greater Reading/Berks area. The monthly lifestyle magazine continues to inform readers about what makes Berks County an exceptional place to live.

America's Classic Ballpark is proud to be a part of Pennsylvania's Americana Region. Season tickets for the 2017 season are available online at, by phone at 610-370-BALL, and in-person at FirstEnergy Stadium. Follow the Fightin Phils on Twitter at @ReadingFightins and like them on Facebook via

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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