Distinctly Downtown: Akron RubberDucks

Akron RubberDucks Prepare for the 2014 Season

With the official pitchers and catchers report only 10 days away, the front office at Canal Park is excited to talk baseball again (as if they ever stopped!) Staff of the Akron RubberDucks, formerly the Akron Aeros, has high expectations for the upcoming 2014 season. Although Owner Ken Babby received negative feedback from fans initially, the transformation to the RubberDucks has been nothing but beneficial to the club. Adam Liberman, Director of Public and Media Relations, explains the reasoning behind the unique name; Image“We wanted to attract a newer generation of people, while honoring the history of the city of Akron.” He mentions how Akron is known nationally for their contributions to the rubber industry and finds it important to associate this rich past with the modern team.

This name change is not the only new thing to expect this season! Construction of “The Game Grill + Bar” has already begun above right field in the ballpark. Other attractions to anticipate include the demolition of the bleachers in right field to be replaced with an adult Tiki Bar, and the addition of a new picnic area near left field. From $2 hotdogs at every home game, to movie nights and family FUNdays; from $1 draught beer and soda thirsty Thursdays, to midget wrestling nights, fans are guaranteed entertainment regardless of the product on the field (although we predict satisfaction from the RubberDucks as well.)Image

Liberman looks forward to being surrounded by screaming fans on opening day, where he will watch the players run onto the field in their brand new Akron RubberDucks jerseys; an indication that baseball season is finally in full “swing” again. Come on down and bring the whole gang to Canal Park on April 10 to join Liberman and the rest of the Akron RubberDucks for an entire season of family affordable fun. Let’s go “QuAkron!”

By: Bre Koch, DAP Intern

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