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Dell Diamond is Adding an Augmented-reality Baseball Experience- ATX Man

  As if everything weren’t already bigger in Texas, recreational baseball is getting supersized too. Home Run Dugout is creating a worldwide first: an augmented-reality batting experience in Dell Diamond, the home stadium of the Round Rock Express. Opening April 9, Home Run Dugout is adding a bar and two hitting stations called “bays” to the stadium that face a curved screen. Imagine the room like a bowling alley, but the bowlers are swinging baseball bats. Players walk up to the plate and weigh the bat, triggering the customizable pitching machine that can throw baseballs, softballs or hybrids to...

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Austin scores clutch new batting cage and bar concept opening soon in Dell Diamond- CultureMap

Home plate isn’t the only place people will be teeing up in Dell Diamond this baseball season. Just in time for opening day, the popular stadium is getting a sporty new addition: Home Run Dugout, the next evolution of batting cages. This first-of-its-kind batting arena is the product of more than five years of hard work by friends turned business partners, Nick Hermandorfer and Tyler Bambrick. Hermandorfer and Bambrick met at West Point, the prestigious military academy where Bambrick and Hermandorfer’s brother were both enrolled. Over the years, the pair became friends, and eventually decided to launch a business together. In...

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FIRST LOOK: Home Run Dugout elevates America’s favorite pastime- Community Impact

Three years ago, Nick Hermandorfer and Tyler Bambrick were fine-tuning a prototype for a baseball pitching machine in a garage. On April 9, their new technology—the culmination of a love of baseball and beer—will debut with the launch of Home Run Dugout. The entertainment venue redefines batting practice—without confining participants to batting cages and sweaty helmets, COO and co-founder Bambrick said. “It’s less intimidating,” he said. “It creates a more social environment.” Players swing a bat at an effervescent green ball, which is a cross between a baseball and a softball. The pitching system can be adjusted for players...

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Blue Wahoos Stadium swaps concession stands for 4 new restaurant-style storefronts- Pensacola News Journal

  Adding fun, new concession stand items is an annual spring tradition at Blue Wahoos Stadium, but this year, the organization is thinking much, much bigger when it comes to food and drink. This season, the traditional hot dog and hamburger concession stands are gone — though you can still buy a hot dog and hamburger at the ball park — and have been replaced by four new restaurant-style storefronts and a bar behind home plate. The setup is befitting of an establishment on Palafox Street, and that was exactly the team’s intention. “We want folks to think and...

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New foods are coming to Pensacola Blue Wahoo’s Stadium- WEARTV

  PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR-TV) — The Pensacola Blue Wahoo’s are getting a menu change for the 2019 baseball season! Ceviche tacos, Key lime milkshakes, and calamari burgers are just a few of the new options you can expect! You can find these new foods and new menus at Casa de Kazoo, Wheelhouse DinerBubba’s Sandtrap, Fish & Hits Pubs, and Hook, Line & Sinker. Casa de Kazoo Fire Roasted Chicken Pork Carnitas Taco Fresh Pressed Cubano Fresh Fried Tri-Colored Chips Wheelhouse Diner Lemon/Key Lime Milkshakes Grilled Cheese Dog Big Kahuna Dog Basket Deep Fried Elvis Bubba’s Sandtrap Fire & Ice...

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Blue Wahoos Unveil New Food Options-WKRG

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) – Minor league baseball fans certainly won’t leave Blue Wahoos Stadium hungry this season. On Wednesday, the team unveiled four new storefronts, each offering unique food and drink options for the coming season. https://www.facebook.com/BlueWahoosBaseball/?fref=mentions Hook Line & Sinker (Featuring local seafood), Casa de Kazoo (Mexican food), Wheelhouse Diner (Burgers, hot dogs and milkshakes) and the Fish and Hits Pub (Fish and chips) will all be open for the upcoming baseball season. https://twitter.com/RobbyBakerTV/status/1110960893481881601/photo/1  ...

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Hutto Hits a Home Run with Ryan Sanders Sports & Entertainment- Press Release

HUTTO, Texas — The City of Hutto announced today that it has entered into a management agreement with Ryan Sanders Sports & Entertainment to provide live programming in the Amphitheater at Hutto Park at Brushy Creek. Ryan Sanders Baseball is the parent company of Ryan Sanders Sports & Entertainment, which includes the RS3 Events & Entertainment division as well as the Round Rock Express, Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros. The organization has been providing live entertainment in Central Texas for the past 20 years at Dell Diamond. Ryan Sanders Baseball’s primary ownership group is comprised of Hall of...

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Austin Startup Home Run Dugout Steps Up to the Plate – Austin Chronicle

Pre-booking is open for the Dell Diamond facility in advance of baseball’s opening day By: Jessi Cape Native Texans Nick Hermandorfer and Tyler Bambrick are combining America’s favorite pastime with its love of food in a new facility, Home Run Dugout, located at Dell Diamond, home of the Round Rock Express (Houston Astros’ Triple-A affiliate). “Hitting a home run is truly the best experience – whether you’re an athlete or not,” says Hermandorfer, a two-sport NCAA athlete and Princeton graduate with a career background in startups. “I basically created Home Run Dugout to try to relive my glory days...

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RS3 Strategic Hospitality Adds Blue Wahoos Stadium to Portfolio – Press Release

Food and Beverage Provider to Operate Minnesota Twins Double-A Ballpark in Pensacola PENSACOLA, Florida – RS3 Strategic Hospitality, a division of Ryan Sanders Baseball, and the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, announced a new partnership on Thursday that will bring the Round Rock, Texas-based food and beverage provider on board to serve Blue Wahoos Stadium. “We are excited and honored for the opportunity to provide our signature brand of strategic hospitality to the historic City of Pensacola,” RS3 Senior Vice President Jay Kudla said. “Our culinary concepts, storefront renovations and new innovative dining experiences will pay homage to...

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