Next time you’re at a Grizzlies game you’ll notice something missing. A few seats in left field are being removed as they prepare for their new construction project happening this season. There will soon be a new “social area” in left field.
Say goodbye to the stadium chairs in that area. Instead the Fresno Grizzlies are tearing down almost 1,000 seats to transform the space.
“You’ve got shade, six 65-inch big screen TV’s, and a full service bar. Instead of traditional seating we will have lounge type seating,” said General Manager Derek Franks.
It’s the first project since the Triple-A minor league team announced it’s new ownership and new lease with the city. As the Grizzlies staff picked up and put away the seats Franks said he expects the “social area” to open this August.
“This adds an experience you would normally only get with a premium ticket. This creates a destination for everyone who comes into Chukchansi Park to come and enjoy that premium experience without buying a premium ticket,” he said.
Construction for the “social area” is set for May 30th.