There will be a decidedly familiar “pink” look to the third base deck at Sports Trader’s Diamond at RAP this season – and the familiar smile of Marilyn Monroe, to boot.
The Victoria HarbourCats are excited to announce Floyd’s Diner will be providing the burger/food options on the third base side for 2015, and both sides couldn’t be happier.
“Our brand is so well-known in Victoria and this is a perfect match for us to be offering our signature burgers and poutine for HarbourCats games this season,” said Petr Prusa, owner of Floyd’s Diner – the famous landmark on the corner of Yates and Quadra being the best-known. There is also a location in Langford.
“That area of the ballpark, with the picnic tables and the perfect sightlines, is always teaming with people and we look forward to the challenge of making their mouths water and adding to the enjoyment of the games. This is an exciting project for us – who doesn’t have fun at baseball games?”
Floyd’s stepped to the plate for the area that had Bin 4 Burger Lounge last season. With Bin 4, a valued partner, recently opening another great location (beside HarbourCats partner Accent Inns on Blanshard), owners Mike Ringland, and Dan and Sarah Blackmore, were regretfully unable to return after a successful 2014 season. Floyd’s was more than happy to step into the place that became a buzz of activity in 2014.
Also returning to the food service lineup – considered by many the best in the West Coast League, from feedback from other teams/officials – is Romeo’s Pizza, a quality slice from the great local food chain. The city’s tried-and-true concession faire, including traditional hot dogs, popcorn and beverages, also helps assure every taste is satisfied.
And added to the mix this year is another new option – Fat Daddy’s Catering, providing a plated-meal offering and located near a new picnic section by Section 7 and the main ticket booths.
The variety does not stop there. Various local food trucks will be spotted from time-to-time along the first-base side concourse.
“We think these options will give everyone a chance to find something they really like, and we clearly heard the feedback last year that the burgers were a hit, the pizza was outstanding, and the variety from night-to-night added to a great ballpark experience,” said General Manager Jim Swanson.
“The beer is already getting cold – we’re that excited to start the season with this franchise’s first true exhibition game on May 31, and then games on June 2-3-4 before our Home Opener against Kelowna on June 5. It’s not far away!”