Erie Seawolves: Giving You the Business
The Erie Seawolves have been entertaining local baseball fans since 1995.
Along the way, fans have had a chance to see many players who have gone on to the major leagues.
The team plays 70 homes games each year at UPMC Park in downtown Erie.
More than 200,000 fans come to the park every year.
The vast majority of the regulars are from the Erie area. But in the summer, a lot of tourists also come out to the ballpark.
VisitErie President & CEO John Oliver said, "We promote the fact that we have affordable, family fun and I think the Seawolves epitomize all of that."
But the team doesn't limit work to the ballpark. The team provides a helping hand to many local charities.
Assistant General Greg Gania said, "Community involvement is one of the lifeblood things we do here at the Seawolves. Every year we give over $250,000 in charities giving back to the community."
But of course the Seawolves exist to help give the players experience and hopefully get to the team's parent club the Detroit Tigers. That means the players work hard.
But most of them enjoy their time in Erie where the fans are very close to the action.
Gania said, "They enjoy it. Playing here especially in the summer when we get big crowds, it is a fun place to play because you are literally right on top of the game, so they enjoy it."