Friday, May 19, 2017 News 12 NBC 26 at 6 O'Clock
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- For some baseball isn't their thing.
"I've been before, I'm not a regular, it's not a habit," Chantel Holt said, who lives in North Augusta.
But GreenJackets Owner Jeff Eiseman says this ballpark is about the experience and not just a game.
"This ballpark was designed for not only the purists that want to watch the game, but also creates a whole lot of new elements and opportunities for people who really just want to be out and enjoy," GreenJackets Owner Jeff Eiseman said.
Some of the main features include an outfield restaurant next to a biergarten open to people in or outside of the stadium all year.
"Experience a game whether it's inside the biergarten, or whether it's on the home run porch, or whether it's standing on top of the outfield wall or being out at this huge kid's zone out in center field," Eiseman said.
Also in the outfield a building with a concourse area, office space and apartments over looking the ball field. It does not stop though with 36 different places to get food in the 360 degree stadium, not including what's outside the stadium.
"There's also going to be restaurants that are directly across the street from that, there's restaurants potentially within the hotel site, there's also restaurants that are affixed to the skin of the outside of our building on the first base line," Eiseman said.
An experience to bring everyone out to the ball game.
"With it moving to North Augusta I can see maybe going to more games," Holt said.
Eiseman says they are also expecting to host other events at the park, especially during Masters Week where they believe they can draw some big names for concerts and events.
Friday, May 19, 2017
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Augusta GreenJackets owner announced more bells and whistles coming to the new stadium in North Augusta.
Owner, Jeff Eiseman made some big announcements at North Augusta's Chamber Breakfast Friday morning.
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Eiseman said the stadium will have a 360 degree concourse and the Savannah River will be part of it.
A biergarten will be home every day of the year inside and outside the stadium, according to Eiseman.
The virtual tour is expected to be up by sometime next week.
All suites in the new stadium are sold out already. Eiseman said they are taking a waiting list.
Seating inside the park will be theater style, there will not be any metal bleachers.
There will also be 36 different points through the park to get food with the goal of no long lines.
The stadium is expected to finish by Opening Day April 2018.