Life-size Bench Featuring Guilford and Miss Babe Ruth Added to NewBridge Bank Park
Greensboro, N.C. â€“ The Greensboro Grasshoppers will host a press conference outside the Plaza Entrance at the corner of Eugene and Bellemeade Friday, June 13, at 11:00 a.m. to unveil the newest attraction to NewBridge Bank Park.
Greensboro is set to become the first Minor League Baseball team in the world to have a MegaMascot as the Hoppers have been working with Fun Enterprises to bring a life-sized bench featuring Guilford and Miss Babe Ruth to the ballpark.
The bench will be placed outside the Plaza Entrance for fan to utilize year-round. The area already features several over-sized baseballs, a large multi-level grassy area and a water fountain.
â€œThis is another example of our team trying to enhance the overall fan experience at the ballpark and this is something that can be enjoyed 365 days a yearâ€ said Greensboro President and General Manager Donald Moore. â€œWe believe this will be a great addition to our entry and create a great photo opportunity to those coming out the a game or just walking by the park. When people go somewhere they always want to take something home with them and this provides the opportunity to take home a picture and a memory.â€
Its presence will allow fans to sit and take pictures with Guilford and Miss Babe Ruth at any time and will put the Grasshoppersâ€™ most recognizable faces prominently on display for all to enjoy.
Fun Enterprises, a company that creates a variety of large sports art pieces, has provided their MegaMascot product to three Major League Baseball teams including the Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians and Milwaukee Brewers; working with Greensboro to create the bench was the first time the company has provided such services to any Minor League Team in the world.
*****from Justin Stottlemyre Hoppers’ media assistant*****