Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Overview

Fast facts

League: International League

Head Coach: Shelley Duncan

Team Mascot: Champ

Year Opened: 1989

Capacity: 10000

City / State: Moosic / Pennsylvania

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders vs Pawtucket Red Sox

Rival Team: Pawtucket Red Sox

Yankees-Red Sox is one of the of the biggest rivalries in baseball and it’s no different at the Triple-A level where the RailRiders and PawSox have one of the fiercest rivalries in the International League. You won’t want to miss the future stars of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry square off, so don’t miss it when the PawSox come to town.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders vs Lehigh Valley IronPigs

Rival Team: Lehigh Valley IronPigs

You won’t want to miss it when the RailRiders take on in-state rivals Lehigh Valley. The RailRiders and IronPigs home parks are separated by only 76 miles meaning you’ll find plenty of both teams fans at the game when these two square off. There is always a festive atmosphere whenever the RailRiders play the IronPigs making every matchup between these two Keystone State rivals a must-see.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Tailgate Guide


PNC Field is located at the base of Montage Mountain, and as a result, you’ll find a unique experience when tailgating here before the game. You won’t find the same urban or suburban setting as at most parks giving the tailgating areas around PNC Field a unique woodsy feel.

If you’re looking to tailgate in the parking lots though, you’ll want to arrive as space is a bit limited. Tailgating at PNC Field is only permitted in a few designated areas meaning if you want to secure a spot you’ll need to get to the park early.

Once situated though you’ll have an excellent time tailgating as you’ll make friends quickly with fellow tailgaters who are among the most friendly around and love to talk about their team and tailgate. Fire up the grills and bring some drinks to share and you’ll have a fantastic time tailgating with RailRiders fans before the game.


Entry Plaza

Enjoy the entry plaza when entering PNC Field. The entry plaza is an excellent place to catch pre-game entertainment on occasion and features a large RailRiders sign that can only be seen at night.

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Where to tailgate

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Stadium Guide

In Game

Located at the base of Montage Mountain, PNC Field offers a unique woodsy feel that you won’t find at any other park in the International League. The ballpark does an excellent job of using its surrounding to create a distinctive feel that is especially present in the outfield where you’ll find a walkway through the surrounding trees and hills.

The unique atmosphere found at PNC Field isn’t the only thing that makes attending a RailRiders game a fun experience. The RailRiders also go all out to provide an experience that is fun for the whole family. The Family Fun Zone features all kinds of activities for kids and kids will also love the RailRiders mascots who can be seen throughout the game.

If you’re looking for a more serious baseball experience, then the RailRiders have you covered as well. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to catch pitchers warm up from the left field concourse, and the RailHouse seating in right ensures you won’t miss a pitch while throwing down a few beers during the game.

PNC Field provides a unique woodsy environment to take in a ballgame in and is home to a fun experience no matter what your age or how big of a baseball fan you are, so get your tickets to a RailRiders game today.

Things to check out

RailHouse Seating

If you want to have a beer or bite to eat while watching the game but don’t want to miss any of the action, then the RailHouse is the place for you. The RailHouse in right field features bar style seating that faces the field meaning you won’t miss a pitch.

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Homer Zone

The Homer Zone behind center field gives you the opportunity to walk through a wooded area at the park and is an experience you won’t find at too many if any other ballparks. Take some time before or during the game to explore the outfield concourse and all it has to offer.

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Bullpen View

PNC Field provides fans with the ability to watch pitchers warm up in the bullpen from the concourse, so if you like watching pitchers get ready, then you’ll enjoy taking in a game at PNC Field.

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SWB Station

Pick up a souvenir to commemorate your trip to a RailRiders game at SWB Station. The team store is home to all kinds of RailRiders merchandise, so stop by to buy a t-shirt, jersey, cap, or foam finger.

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Family Fun Zone

Those of you taking your kids to a RailRiders game will want to take them to the Family Fun Zone in center field. Kids will love the Family Fun Zone, which features inflatables and other activities.

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Legends Race

Make sure to stay in your seat between innings as you wouldn’t want to miss the Legends Race. The Legends Race pits Yankees greats such as Joe Dimaggio, Billy Martin, and Mickey Mantle against each other, so don’t miss it during your visit to PNC Field.

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CHAMP and Quills

Keep an eye out for CHAMP and Quills when taking in a RailRiders game. These two beloved mascots get into all kinds of shenanigans throughout the game making them a must-see part of any RailRiders game.

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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Bars & Restaurants

  1. Dooley’s Pub & Eatery

    Dooleys Pub and Eatery

    Dooley’s specialties are steaks, chicken, burgers, salads, and award winning wings, but their menu offers something for everyone

    120 Oak St, Old Forge, PA 18518, USA

    Bar website

    european - $

  2. The Bog

    The Bog

    No–frills watering hole featuring a rotating beer list & a jukebox in convivial, dimly lit digs.

    341 Adams Ave, Scranton, PA 18503, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  3. Jack’s Draft House

    Jacks Draft House

    Vintage venue with a cool atmosphere offering panini & unique beers, plus a pool table & live music.

    802 Prescott Ave, Scranton, PA 18510, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  4. Ale Mary’s

    Ale Marys

    Airy brick-lined tavern in a historic building for elevated pub fare & a vast array of craft beer.

    126 Franklin Ave, Scranton, PA 18503, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  5. Dugout

    The Pub at the Strathcona Hotel Beer

    Have the time of your life at Dugout.

    401 S Webster Ave, Scranton, PA 18505, USA

    Bar website

    european - $$

  6. Diskin’s Saloon


    Get the best from the best.

    2716 Birney Ave, Scranton, PA 18505, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  7. Zaleski’s Clubhouse Cafe


    Corner neighborhood haunt since 1994 with wings & other pub grub, plus weekly food & drink specials.

    934 Beech St, Scranton, PA 18505, USA

    Bar website

    cafe - $$

  8. O’Malley’s Tavern

    Criterion beer Mazzys Brewballs Cogans Deli Sports Pub Kamikazes Libbys Bar Grill Knot Pub Cara Irish Mess Hall

    Omalleys Tavern, 3277 Briney ave Scranton, great food great beer great people, pool darts, music, bumper pool, and the Best Texas Weiners in town!

    3277 Birney Ave, Scranton, PA 18505, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  9. Penalty Box

    Penalty Box

    Welcome to the Penalty Box Tavern. We are a 40 seat bar with a full dining room, pool table, dart boards, and an extensive menu!

    3277 Pittston Ave, Scranton, PA 18505, USA

    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  10. Pizza by Pappas


    The celebrated pizzeria offers pan-style pies, grinders & other grub at the counter in a casual setting.

    303 N Washington Ave, Scranton, PA 18503, USA

    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  11. Kelly’s Pub & Eatery

    Kellys Pub and Eatery

    Signature wings plus sandwiches & brews offered in a down-to-earth setting with Irish touches.

    1802 Cedar Ave, Scranton, PA 18505, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  12. Arcaro & Genell’s

    Pizza Rock Falls Tavern Humboldt Steel Corp Restaurant Bar

    Bustling, homey trattoria with a full bar dishing up Italian favorites including pizza & pastas.

    443 S Main St, Old Forge, PA 18518, USA

    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  13. Luccas Restaurant

    Luccas Restaurant

    LUCCA is a full-service restaurant. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Catering on premise for up to 150 ppl in our main banquet room.

    802 S Main St, Taylor, PA 18517, USA

    Bar website

    italian - $$

  14. Nonno’s Pizza

    Pizza Palermo Subs Missys Village

    Italian home-cooking has never been this good!

    6 Radcliffe Dr, Moosic, PA 18507, USA

    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$