The SeaWolves are the closest team geographically to the RubberDucks and the affiliate of the Detroit Tigers who are a divisional rival of the RubberDucks major league affiliate the Cleveland Indians. As a result of the closeness of the two teams and their parent club, there is always a lot at stake when the RubberDucks and SeaWolves square off. Don’t miss it when the RubberDucks come to Erie.
The SeaWolves used to be affiliated with the Pirates, and the Curve are the Pirates current Double-A affiliate creating a fun rivalry between these two division rivals. If you’re looking to see some good Eastern League Western Division action, then a Curve-SeaWolves game is just the matchup for you.
Erie SeaWolves Tailgate Guide
UPMC Park is located in downtown Erie meaning you won’t find a lot of traditional tailgating around the ballpark. That said there are plenty of excellent bars and restaurants nearby to check out. Sluggers Bar & Grill is located right across the street from the stadium, and if you venture a bit further, you’ll find area favorites including Calamari’s Squid Row and Plymouth Tavern among others.
Additionally, take some time before the game to see the frog statue outside UPMC Park’s main entrance. I’m not sure the significance of the frog, but fans young and old will have a fun time getting their picture taken with it.
Arrive at a SeaWolves game early so you can enjoy downtown Erie before the game.
The kids will love the statue of a frog with a baseball bat outside the stadium. The sculpture presents an excellent photo op, so snap a picture of yourself with the frog before entering the ballpark.
Where to tailgate
Nearby Bars and RestaurantsUPMC Park is located in downtown Erie meaning you won’t find a lot of traditional tailgating. However, there are plenty of great bars and restaurants nearby to check out. Sluggers Sports Bar & Grill, Calamari’s Squid Row, Plymouth Tavern are all great places to grab a drink or bite to eat, so arrive early and grab some grub before the game.
ParkingThose of you who are looking to park near UPMC Park will want to park in the Erie Insurance Arena Lot or lots next to the stadium. If for some reason you can’t get a spot in either of those locations, then there is plenty of street parking near the ballpark as well.
Erie SeaWolves Stadium Guide
UPMC Park is tucked into a single city block meaning you’ll be right on top of the action no matter where you’re sitting at a SeaWolves game. The intimate atmosphere provides a fun in-game experience and gives you excellent sightlines no matter where you’re sitting.
In addition to the incredible views at UPMC Park, you’ll also get to enjoy a lively crowd when watching a SeaWolves game. The fans here hang on just about every pitch, and the stadium erupts into cheers whenever the SeaWolves come up with a big hit or pitch.
Finally, if you’re taking the family to the game, you’ll have an excellent time. The SeaWolves provide tons of promotions and family entertainment options at each game making it easy to keep the kids entertained throughout the game. The Fun Zone in left field is a great place to take restless kids, and young fans will love appearances by the SeaWolves mascot C. Wolf throughout the game.
You’ll have a fantastic time taking in a SeaWolves game whether you’re a diehard baseball fan or just someone looking for a fun night out with the family.
If you’re taking the kids to the game, then make sure to stop by the Fun Zone. The Fun Zone is located in left field near picnic garden and features a bounce house, inflatable slide, speed pitch, and more.
Stop by the Road to the Show Board to see all the major leaguers to have come through Erie over the years. The board lists the names of some of the greatest Detroit Tigers of all-time including Justin Verlander, so make sure to check it out.
Located behind home plate are boards displaying the Eastern League Standings, Eastern League leaders, and tonight's lineups. The boards are perfect for anyone who isn’t in the know and wants to get a better idea of what is going on around the Eastern League.
Buck Night is the best deal of the season. On Buck Night you can purchase hot dogs, select domestic beers, popcorn, and soft drinks for just a $1 a piece. If you can only attend one SeaWolves game, make sure it’s Buck Night.
You’ll have plenty of opportunities to get an autograph from your favorite SeaWolf before the game. Arrive early and get a spot along the baselines for your chance secure a signature from SeaWolves players and personnel.
Keep an eye out for the SeaWolves mascot C. Wolf during the game. Like most mascots throughout the minors, C. Wolf gets into all kinds of shenanigans during the game and is a big part of the in-game entertainment.
Take part in the Launch-A-Ball promotion following the game for your chance to win some cool prizes. After the game, you’ll have one-minute and 30 seconds to throw your ball onto one of the targets on the field and win a prize.
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