The first home game will start with a world record attempt on April 28.
A world record attempt, a Super Bowl champion and free and discounted tickets are among the many promotions coming to PeoplesBank Park when the York Revolution return for the 2017 season.
Among the events during the York Revolution's 11th season is an attempt to set a world record on opening day, April 28, by gathering at least 1,000 musicians to form the largest group of people performing the national anthem. The team will offer commemorative pins and discounted access to the night’s game for the performers.
The record will not be official on April 28, but instead will be submitted with proper documentation to Guinness World Records for official review.
“People come to the ballpark to set the groceries, work deadlines, bills and the rest of the 9-to-5 life aside for a great time with people they care for,” said Eric Menzer, president of the York Revolution, in a news release. “That’s Revs time, and that’s what we’re excited to offer again.”
Emergency workers will be honored May 13 when local police officers, firefighters and EMTs will be provided free tickets to that night’s game for First Responders Night.
Revs fans will welcome former Pittsburgh Steelers running back and four-time Super Bowl champion Rocky Bleier, who will headline the team’s annual Salute to Veterans on May 28. Veterans will receive free tickets to the game.
In addition to commemorative nights, the Revolution will host several recurring events throughout the season. Hunger Free Mondays, taking place on five Monday home games (May 1, May 22, June 19, July 31 and Aug. 21), will offer free tickets for those who bring nonperishable foods to donate to the York County Food Bank.
Meanwhile, fireworks will once again grace PeoplesBank Park for every Saturday game of the season.
Revs Got Talent: For the first time, the York Revolution will host a talent series called Revs Got Talent. In four shows throughout the season (May 11, June 15, July 27 and Aug. 24), artists in all forms are welcome to audition, with the stadium crowd determining which acts go on to compete on Sept. 14 for a yet-to-be-announced grand prize.
Many of the team’s events and giveaways will take place in the newly dedicated Appell Lawn, named in honor of late businessman and philanthropist Louis Appell, who died in June.
“It is safe to say that this ballpark would not exist without Louis,” Menzer said in a news release.
Appell, who had a strong interest in horticulture, will be remembered with a rose garden stretching the length of the lawn.
“The rose garden is the kind of touch he would have enjoyed,” Jack Kay, chairman of the York County Industrial Development Authority, said in a release.
For more information on tickets, promotions and events, visit the team’s website at www.yorkrevolution.com.
An extended list of events can be found below:
Opening Day, National Anthem World Record Attempt - April 28
Go Green Night - April 29
Bark in the Park - April 30
Hunger Free Monday - May 1, May 22, June 19, July 31 and Aug. 21
Golf Night - May 2
Twins Night - May 3
Baseball in Education Day - May 3, May 31
Revs Got Talent - May 11, June 15, July 27 and Aug. 24 Finale: Sep. 14
Pirate Night - May 12
First Responders Night - May 13
Mother’s Day Celebration - May 14
Swim Night - May 24
York City School District Academic All-Stars Night - May 25
Fright Night - May 26
Star Wars Night - May 27
Salute to Vets - May 28
NASCAR Night - May 30
Make Believe Night - June 1
School’s Out Night - June 9
Ag & Farm Night - June 10
Cancer Survivor Day - June 11
Hockey Night - June 13
LGBTQ Night - June 14
Engineering Night - June 19
Summer Kickoff Night - June 21
Dance Night - June 22
90s Night - June 23
Soccer Night - June 24
Community Courier Day - June 25
Boy Scout Sleepover Night - June 30, Aug. 11
Independence Day Celebration - July 1
Princess Day - July 2
Girl Scout Sleepover Night - July 14
Faith & Family Night - July 15
Superhero Night - July 21
Christmas in July - July 25
Softball Night - July 27
Kids Eat Free - Aug. 2, Aug. 24, Sep. 6
Ladies Night - Sep. 15
High School Spirit Night - Sep. 16
Fan Appreciation Day - Sep. 17