When the Lancaster Barnstormers take the field this Friday, nursing mothers can enjoy a new ballpark attraction. In partnership with May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology, Clipper Magazine Stadium will have the May-Grant Little Slugger Dugout for nursing mothers’ comfort and convenience.
The lounge will be located off of the first base line behind Section 13. It will include comfortable chairs, a play area for toddlers, a diaper-changing station and a television for mothers to watch the game.
“The May Grant Little Slugger Dugout will be a friendlier place for nursing mothers, a private place where moms can feed their babies without missing an inning,” said Barnstormers’ Vice President Kristen Simon in a prepared statement.
The Lancaster Barnstormers’ season opens Friday, April 26, when the team takes on the High Point Rockers at 7 p.m. Superheroes will join fans for the celebration, with fans given the opportunity to have their photos taken with their favorite superheroes. Additionally, the first 1,000 fans ages 16 and older will receive a free superhero T-shirt courtesy. The Barnstormers will later auction off their game-day jerseys to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. To cap off the evening, the Barnstormers will have a super fireworks display.
“We want to be a part of the community, not just in the community, and we share this focus with the Barnstormers,” said Mona Engle, CEO of Susquehanna Valley Women’s Health Care, which oversees May-Grant. “This room will provide moms the opportunity to go quietly to a place they can feel comfortable and secure while they and their families can still enjoy the game.”
May-Grant Obstetrics and Gynecology has seven locations throughout the Lancaster and Lebanon County area.
The Lancaster Barnstormers are now in their 15th season as a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Home games are played at Clipper Magazine Stadium in downtown Lancaster.