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Revs to host Sensory Friendly Night on Wednesday

STAFF REPORT
  • The York Revolution's Sensory Friendly Night is set for Wednesday vs. Somerset.
  • The night will have fewer public address announcements and reduced volume on the speakers.
  • In addition, club mascot Downtown will wait for children to approach him that night.

The York Revolution will host Sensory Friendly Night on Wednesday against the Somerset Patriots.

In an effort to make the environment at PeoplesBank Park more welcoming to those with autism and other disorders adversely affected by high amounts of stimulation, the night will have fewer public address announcements, reduced volume from the ballpark speakers and fewer motion graphics on the video boards.

During Sensory Friendly Night on Wednesday, York Revolution mascot Downtown will lessen his activities, waiting for children to approach him.

“We are looking forward to welcoming fans for whom the usual excitement of a game at PeoplesBank Park can be too much to process,” Revolution president Eric Menzer said in a news release. “We hope this is an evening that gives them and their families great entertainment value and reminds them that they are very much important members of the Revolution fan base.”

Also, in the event of a Revs' home run, the customary cannon will not be fired. Team mascot DownTown will lessen his activities. He will opt to wait for children to approach him that night, rather than actively greeting fans throughout the park.

Tickets are available at www.yorkrevolution.com, by phone at (717) 801-HITS, or in the Apple Chevrolet Ticket Office inside the ballpark.