Rev season includes Super Bowl champ, world record attempt

The first home game will start with a world record attempt on April 28.

Junior Gonzalez
  • More than 40 events are planned during York Revolution's 11th season at PeoplesBank Park.
  • PeoplesBank stadium will attempt a world record on opening day, April 28.
  • The stadium lawn was recently dedicated to the late philanthropist Louis Appell.

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.

York Revolution aiming for world record

“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.

The York Revolution are hoping to set an Atlantic League single-game attendance record Friday night when the team hosts Game 3 of the Atlantic League Freedom Division Championship Series against Sugar Land. Amanda J. Cain photo

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

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