By Jerry Del Priore, Staten Island Yankees
Ready Player One isn’t just a hit Steven Spielberg movie. It could be a reality one day, as virtual reality may be part of everyday reality for all us.
With the in mind, the Staten Island Yankees (short-season Single-A New York-Penn League affiliate of the New York Yankees) are partnering with YokeyPokey Virtual Reality Club to provide Minor League Baseball’s first season-long virtual reality suite experience.
“Offering unique family-friendly experiences is what the Staten Island Yankees and Minor League Baseball are all about,” said Ian Fontenot, Director of Communications and Entertainment for the Staten Island Yankees. “Our team is thrilled to partner with YokeyPokey to provide a fresh and engaging element to the game day experience at Richmond County Bank Ballpark. I can personally attest to how much fun YokeyPokey’s product is.”
YokeyPokey caters experiences to their guests and passions. Whether you’re battling zombies, becoming the next top race car driver, globetrotting, or stepping into a painting that you created yourself, these are just some of the unique adventures YP visitors experience through VR gaming and 360-degree videos.
YokeyPokey will provide a library of family-friendly games perfect for both children birthday parties and corporate outings alike. And for the VR rookies, a customer experience provider will be there to guide you along the magical way.
The virtual reality experience is available as a $500-dollar add-on to the team’s $1000-dollar luxury suite offering which comes with 20 tickets and a $400-dollar food and beverage credit.
“We are excited to work with the Staten Island Yankees baseball team to bring virtual reality to the stadium,” said George Casseus, Business Development Manager for YokeyPokey Virtual Reality Club. “VR is new, fun and futuristic, and the Staten Island Yankees are really forward-thinking and innovative in creating an even more immersive sports experience. The guests are going to love this!”
One VR suite is available for all 38 Staten Island Yankees home games and is reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. To inquire about renting a VR suite, fans can call the Staten Island Yankees front office at 718-720-9265.
YokeyPokey’s brick-and-mortar location is just a block away from Barclays Center in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.