Potomac Nationals Announce Pfitzner Stadium Upgrades & Policy Changes for 40th Season

The P-Nats will introduce several new improvements and policy changes affecting the gameday experience at G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium for the upcoming 2017 season

By Potomac Nationals | April 11, 2017 6:26 PM ET

The Potomac Nationals have announced several new improvements and policy changes at G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium for the P-Nats' upcoming 2017 season.

In preparation for the 40th season of Potomac Baseball, the P-Nats have added to their entertainment attractions at The Pfitz, improved fan amenities with a diversified selection of new concessions choices, revitalized the Federal Savings Bank Press Box which serves as the ballpark's media center, and increased security measures to ensure all fans have the best and safest experience possible at Potomac Nationals games during the 2017 campaign.

Kids Zone Additions
The Kids Zone at The Pfitz has been bolstered during the off-season with three new carnival-style games for kids of all ages to enjoy! In addition to Kids Zone hallmarks in the P-Nats' Lucky Bounce House and Pop Up Slide, the P-Nats are adding a Dart Pop (balloon popping contest with darts), Slam Shot (two mini basketball hoops), and a Speed Pitch with exciting, unique P-Nats' prizes going to the winners of these brand new carnival games to make the 2017 season as entertaining as possible for fans of The Red, White, & Blue! New-for-2017, the Kids Zone at The Pfitz is truly packed with carnival-style amusement for the whole family and will be open from when the gates open before a regular first pitch time for the majority of the game all season long!>

New Food & Beverage Options
Brand new for the 2017 season, P-Nats fans will enjoy a pair of newly branded concessions locations within the Pfitzner Stadium landscape including the Café Cantina located within the Extreme Custom Collision Café Area. Fans will also indulge in new selections from the P-Nats Grill on the First Base Side of The Pfitz. Flying Dog and Honor Brewing Co. points of sale will dot the Pfitzner Stadium map to bring P-Nats fans a diversified roster of delicious craft beer choices.

New menu items for the 2017 season at The Pfitz include:
*All-American Burgers
*Philly Cheesesteaks
*Jumbo Half Smokes
*Jumbo Beer & Old Bay Bratwursts
*Grilled Chicken Ribs
*Grilled Chicken BLT Sandwiches
*Grilled Chicken Caesar Club Sandwiches
*Doritos & Fritos Pies
*Souvenir Helmet Ice Cream Bowls

New Parking and Security Policies
This season, parking will be $6 in all Pfitzner Stadium parking lots. Cash will be the only form of payment accepted at the P-Nats' parking lots. In addition, the P-Nats are creating a safer environment inside the stadium by adding a bag check at the gates. Any patron carrying a bag into the stadium will be subject to a bag check by P-Nats' gameday staff members who will be positioned at all gate locations before and during any home game at The Pfitz. This measure is being taken in order to secure the safest possible environment for all Potomac Nationals' guests who enter Pfitzner Stadium. The P-Nats are reminding fans that they may bring one bottle of water per person with them to Pfitzner Stadium but no other outside food and/or beverage is permitted inside the gates of The Pfitz with the exception of food and/or beverage items designated for fans with specific food allergies or dietary health restrictions. The Potomac Nationals appreciate the cooperation of the P-Nats' faithful with regards to these new policies which will be enforced beginning on Opening Night, Thursday, April 13th.

Press Box Windows Upgrade
New windows will adorn the Federal Savings Bank Press Box at The Pfitz as the previous window panels were replaced by Prince William County during the off-season in advance of the upcoming 40th season of Potomac Baseball. This upgrade will assist members of the media tremendously with viewing clearly Potomac Nationals' live game action after years of sun damage to the previous window panels. The new windows are completely transparent with great range of view and will no longer have to be removed in order to see the Pfitzner Stadium playing surface; thus creating a comfortable setting for all members of the media to cover the Potomac Nationals this season. If your news outlet is interested in covering the Potomac Nationals in 2017, please contact Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting, Mike Weisman by emailing mweisman@potomacnationals.com to be added to the P-Nats' Official Media Distribution List. 

"The Potomac Nationals have upped the ante for our 40th season in franchise history with Pfitzner Stadium upgrades, one-of-a-kind promotions, a great selection of new food and beverage choices, and new security measures to guarantee the best possible family-friendly entertainment experience in Northern Virginia for P-Nats fans at the Home of P-Nats Baseball throughout what we know will be a truly memorable 2017 season," said P-Nats General Manager of Operations, Aaron Johnson.

P-Nats' 2017 season ticket and mini plans are currently on sale. For more information or to purchase any of these plans, contact Potomac Nationals Director of Ticket Operations, Chris Bentivegna, by phone at 703-590-2311, ext. 225, or via e-mail at cbentivegna@potomacnationals.com or by visiting the Extreme Custom Collision Ticket Office at the front gates of G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium. 

For more information or to book a group or picnic outing for the 2017 P-Nats season, contact Potomac Nationals Group Sales Executive, Alec Manriquez, at 703-590-2311, ext. 221, or at amanriquez@potomacnationals.com

The Potomac Nationals of the Carolina League play at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Virginia, and are the Carolina League affiliate of the Washington Nationals. The Potomac Nationals have claimed five Carolina League Championship titles (1982,1989, 2008, 2010, and 2014) and nine CL Northern Division Championships. Sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 season and beyond are available, as well as corporate outings for the 2017 season to watch the future stars of the Washington Nationals at The Pfitz. For more information on Potomac Nationals 2017 season tickets, mini plans, group outings, and picnic packages, visit the P-Nats online at www.potomacnationals.com or call the Potomac Nationals Ticket office at 703-590-2311.

--Potomac Nationals --

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

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