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Double-A Northeast Standings

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CREDENTIAL TIERING

• Tier 1 – Players, coaches, medical staff.

• Tier 2 – Non-playing personnel who are required to be in close contact with Tier 1 Individuals or require access to Restricted Areas when Tier 1 Individuals are present.

• Tier 3 – Media and individuals who perform essential event services but do not require close contact with Tier 1 Individuals. o Media members, including still photographers and videographers, will not be permitted in Restricted Areas or in close proximity to Tier 1 or Tier 2 Individuals except for team media relations representatives designated as Tier 2.

o Restricted Areas are considered areas of the ballpark frequented by on-field personnel, including but not limited to, clubhouses, training rooms, weight rooms, playing field/warning track, and dugouts.

BALLPARK ACCESS AND HOURS OF OPERATION

• Media will enter the ballpark via the Front Gate and subject to the same standards and policies that govern entry for all Tier 3 Individuals. This will include credential checking, if you do not have your credential, you can pick it up at the ticket window.

Media (writers, TV talent and camera operators, radio personnel, photographers, etc.) may enter the ballpark no earlier than two hours prior to first pitch for games. Any special requests, please reach out.

• Media must leave the park no later than 60 minutes after postgame interviews conclude.

WORKING MEDIA AREAS

• The number of media allowed in the press box is limited. This space is open on a first come first served basis.

Photographers/Media Members are not permitted to enter the playing field or clubhouse,

APPLYING FOR CREDENTIALS

• R-Phils media relations staff will approve credentials based on compliance with Minor League Baseball’s guidelines and local laws and orders.

• Please submit a media credential request to Emily Messina, [email protected], for the opportunity to attend a game at FirstEnergy Stadium, a media member agrees to observe all Minor League Baseball and Reading Fightin Phils rules, any applicable local government orders and other precautionary steps that are in place to preserve health and safety (See “SAFETY PROTOCOLS”).

· Season Credentials will be issued to media who cover the team on a regular basis for legitimate news organizations.

• All media that do not have season credentials must apply for individual game credentials at least 24 hours before said game. There will be no exceptions or walk-ups allowed.

SAFETY PROTOCOLS

• Please read the R-Phils Health & Safety Guidelines at rphils.com/safety.

• Media members must bring face coverings, wear them at all times, practice physical distancing and practice good hygiene while inside the R-Phils facility.

• Failure to do so will result in revoking of credentials.

INTERVIEWS

• Members of the media will not have direct access to players, manager, field staff or baseball operations personnel.

• All interviews with players, manager and club personnel both pre game and post game will be coordinated by a R-Phils media relations staff member and conducted via Zoom video conference or telephone call. Please reach out if you are seeking direct access.

MEDIA DINING

• Media are permitted to bring their own food to the ballpark. The press box will serve hot dogs and sodas throughout the game.

PRESS MATERIALS

• No paper copies of materials aside from rosters and lineup sheets will be made, but all press materials will be emailed and/or posted on the R-Phils Press box site. This site will be updated regularly and can be accessed under rphils.com/pressbox

QUESTIONS?

• Please reach out to a member of the media relations department with any questions regarding protocols.

Emily Messina, Media Relations/Broadcasting Manager, [email protected]

Club Info

Welcome to Reading Fightin Phils Pressbox! This link is the hub for all documents for the season to provide easy access to current information.

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