BlueClaws Revamps Picnic Ares With Improved Seating, Views and Experience

LAKEWOOD – Baseball fans will be getting a better view this season at the Lakewood BlueClaws. The BlueClaws recently announced plans for improvements that would add new seating, better views and new menus at the two Investors Bank Picnic Areas at FirstEnergy Park.

These improvements begin the second phase of the multi-year capital improvement plan that began last year.

The Investors Bank Picnic Areas will be getting a makeover, providing each with a new look and new feel. The spots will get new mesh field-facing swivel seats, tables, and food service capabilities.

The two areas will serve different purposes: business and family. The Third Base Picnic Area, adjacent to the BlueClaws Biergarten, will cater to business and networking opportunities. The First Base Picnic Area, which is located closer to Mini Golf, Shore Town Soft Serve, and the Boardwalk Games is a great spot for families to get together for a fun night out.

“With more luxurious seating options, including all seating facing the field and both sit-down and standing-room options, this improved picnic area is perfect for businesses of all sizes,” said BlueClaws Team President Joe Ricciutti. “Business of all sizes and types use the picnic areas at the ballpark for outings during the BlueClaws season. It’s a great way to recognize staff and clients as well as entertain prospects essential for growing a business.

“We hear from business all the time that the BlueClaws’ Picnic Areas offer a unique environment to bring the staff out for a night and have them joined by their families so it’s not just another business function while the employee’s families are left out,” Ricciutti added.

The business-centric area will have four tiers of seating, each with a row of semi-circle tables with swivel chairs and a high-top table. The first-base area will have four tiers of seating, each with food rails facing the field and high-top tables. Both areas will include a private bar.

“The BlueClaws have always been the prime entertainment destination at the Shore for not just individuals, but businesses, churches, youth sports organizations, non-profits, and many other types of groups,” said Bob McLane, the team’s Senior Vice President of Ticket Sales. “Whether your group is looking for business networking and growth opportunities or the perfect place for an outing, end-of-year event, or party, these improved picnic areas fit the bill.”

Not only this, but each area will have its own all you can eat buffet featuring enhanced menus with above and beyond the standard fare.

If you wish to book yourself and your family a 2019 BlueClaws Picnic Outing, call 732-901-7000 option 3. The BlueClaws will open its 19th season of fun at FirstEnergy Park on Thursday, April 4. BlueClaws ticket packages and group outings are currently on sale by calling 732-901-7000 option 3 or online at