(AKRON, OHIO) Aug. 10, 2017 - The Akron RubberDucks and the city of Akron will be in the national spotlight when the Travel Channel show "Food Paradise" comes to Canal Park on Aug. 21 when the team faces the Harrisburg Senators at 7:05 p.m.
"Food Paradise" finds the must-see spots across the country that have a one-of-a-kind dining experience. This season, the show is creating a special episode highlighting the top menu items at ballparks across Minor League Baseball and the RubberDucks were selected from the more than 160 teams. The show is coming to Canal Park to highlight Akron and to feature two of the unique items on the Extreme Foods Menu.
"We are honored and excited that the Travel Channel chose to feature the RubberDucks and Akron in its special episode," said RubberDucks General Manager Jim Pfander. "We know our fans are huge supporters of our creative and fun Extreme Foods Menu, and this is an excellent chance for them to come fill Canal Park so we can show off our great city and ballpark to the whole country."
Canal Park's Extreme Foods Menu is filled with creative, one-of-a-kind ballpark creations and it has garnered national attention since its inception in 2011. The Nice 2 Meat U Burger, two 10 oz. patties topped with two all-beef hot dogs, bacon, cheddar cheese and onions, and the Three Dog Night, a kielbasa split in half with a bratwurst inside then split in half with a hot dog inside all topped with sauerkraut and spicy mustard, were featured by comedian Louis Black on an episode of The Daily Show, and other various items have been promoted by ESPN Sports Business Reporter Darren Rovell. Various single-season items such as the LeBlock Burger and the Johnny Footlong drew coverage from Fox Sports, CBS Sports
Front office staff, fans, and RubberDucks players will all be part of the taping, which will start on the non-gameday Aug. 20 and continue Aug. 21 when the RubberDucks face Harrisburg. That night is also the team's "6 Months to Mardi Gras" celebration and the Charity Begins at Home participant is VIBE Night, presented by Sighted Guide Ohio and the Akron Blind Center.
RubberDucks tickets start at $5 and fans can purchase tickets by stopping at the Akron RubberDucks box office at Canal Park weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or on a game day starting at 10 a.m. and running until gates open one hour before the scheduled game time. Tickets are also available by calling 330-253-5151 or on www.akronrubberducks.com.
The Akron RubberDucks are the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians and defending Eastern League champions. The 2017 season is the franchise's 29th and 21st since moving to Akron. For more information about the team, please visit akronrubberducks.com, Facebook page facebook.com/AkronRubberDucks, Twitter feed @AkronRubberDuck, and Instagram at @akronrubberducks.