RAMAPO, NY (WCBS 880) – Provident Bank Park is quiet now, but tonight the Rockland Boulders are opening up this stadium with a game against the Brockton Rox.
Ramapo town supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence says this home opener is going to be the start of something great.
“There’s not a bad seat in the whole ball park,” said St. Lawrence.
Plagued by problems and controversy, the park is now complete and you can’t help but be overwhelmed by its beauty and energy.
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“I think that once people come out and see this park, any of the nay-sayers will be steady customers to the park,” said St. Lawrence.
“We want to win as many games as we can, but obviously we’re not going to but what we can control is that experience,” said Boulders managing partner Ken Lehner.
Lehner says with the average ticket price $10, this is as much about affordable fun as it is baseball and a beautiful stadium over which there’s been some ugly rhetoric.
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“Everybody’s got the right to their own opinion, but the fact of the matter is in time, I think people will start to realize what a community asset this is,” said Lehner.
He says he wants the Boulders to be the team that raises the bar for minor league play.
The team is managed by Dave Lapoint who played for the Yankees and the Cardinals.
The game starts tonight at 7:30.