CHARLESTON, W.Va. — When the gates open Thursday night at Appalachian Power Park, the West Virginia Power will make its 2014 home debut for its 10th season in Charleston. Fans can expect to see a few new features at the ballpark today, and a season filled with special promotions and fireworks to celebrate the Power’s milestone.
Adam Marco, director of marketing and media for the West Virginia Power, said the organization will not only celebrate the Power’s nine-year history in Charleston. It will also pay homage to the other minor league teams that have come and gone over the past 105 years.
“Any baseball season is a chance to do some fun things,” Marco said, “and this year is a nice compilation of paying tribute to Appalachian Power Park and remembering the history of Charleston baseball.”
The first thing guests will notice when they arrive to the park is less time standing in line to enter the park and get their pre-game snacks and drinks. A new point-of-sale system was installed over the offseason that will speed up credit card transactions and help Power staff have a better indication of what concessions and souvenirs are most popular among fans.
“Once our cashiers and customer service representatives get comfortable using this system, it will make the transactions run more smoothly,” Marco said. “It’s a one-stop place. You don’t have to go to another place to swipe the credit card. It will expedite orders from the window to the kitchen…”