York Revolution Brings Back “Sensory Friendly Night” Next Week

On August 31, people with sensory sensitivities, including those with autism spectrum disorders, will be able to attend a baseball game designed just for them.

YORK, Pennsylvania — Editor’s Note: The above video is from August 18th.

The York Revolution announced the return of its “Sensory Friendly Night” on Thursday, according to a press release.

On August 31, people with sensory sensitivities, including those with autism spectrum disorders, will be able to attend a baseball game designed just for them.

The usual audio and visual elements of a professional baseball game, the release said, can make it difficult to attend and enjoy the event if you have sensory sensitivities.

For the game, the York Revolution will play the Staten Island FerryHawks, and officials will reduce the volume of announcements and music played on the PeoplesBank Park audio system, limit the number of announcements and videos played, and give Cannonball Charlie the night off, the States exit.

Cannonball Charlie’s celebratory cannon is usually fired for home runs and kills.

A portion of the ballpark’s skybox level will also be designated as a “Quiet Zone” for attendees who need to take a break.

“Our ultimate goal is to make PeoplesBank Park the most welcoming place in York,” Revolution Chairman Eric Menzer said in a statement. “For our neighbors with sensory sensitivities, typical baseball games, by their nature, are not welcoming. We hope this is an evening where those neighbors, their friends and families can enjoy a night out and the joy of baseball, which is, of course, central to any experience at our ballpark.

The game starts at 6:30 p.m. next Wednesday. To buy tickets, click here. Those wishing to purchase tickets can also call (717) 801-HITS.

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