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Ducks to provide exciting new area for fans in 2016

(Central Islip, N.Y., April 7, 2016) – In celebration of National Beer Day, the three-time Atlantic League champion Long Island Ducks today announced the debut of a brand new Beer Garden at Bethpage Ballpark in 2016. The area will offer all fans the opportunity to enjoy a variety of adult liquid refreshment options in an exclusive area right next to the playing field.

“We are always looking for new, innovative ways to improve the fan experience at Ducks games,” says Ducks President/GM Michael Pfaff. “The Beer Garden will provide fans a new ballpark option to visit while enjoying a ballgame.”

The Ducks Beer Garden will share the same space as the Smokin’ Al’s Party Deck, which is located adjacent to the playing field along the left field line. On nights where the Party Deck is not rented by a group, it will transform into the Beer Garden and be open for all to experience. To enhance the experience, Seating Solutions, a custom spectator seating company located in Commack (Long Island), N.Y., has added brand new bar rail seating and Ducks branded furniture for fans to use while watching the game. These will help provide a comfortable atmosphere for all in the Beer Garden.

Fans will be able to enjoy draught beers from several popular breweries, including Blue Point - a Long Island favorite - Shock Top, Goose Island and more. Bottled beer will also be available from the Chill Chamber installed in the Beer Garden. Taps are planned to be rotated during the course of the Ducks’ 70-game home schedule. In addition to the beer options available, Centerplate, the official concessions partner of the Ducks, will feature action stations complete with a variety of food choices that can be purchased during the game.

The Beer Garden will make its debut on Opening Night, Thursday, April 28, as the Ducks begin their 17th season of play on Long Island with a 6:35 p.m. game against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. Tickets for Opening Night, as well as all Ducks games, are available by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX or CLICKING HERE.

The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Bethpage Ballpark. For further information, call (631) 940-DUCK or visit

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 34 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.

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