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Revs unveil plans for 'Revolution Revolution'

(April 1, 2023, York, Pa.) — The newly cleared space in front of WellSpan Park will soon be home to a “revolutionary” attraction.

York Revolution officials today unveiled plans for a five-story cantilevered Ferris wheel observation attraction to be erected in space recently cleared by demolition of five abandoned houses on George Street. Dubbed the “Revolution Revolution,” the wheel will provide visitors unparalleled views of York’s historic downtown area and Revolution home games at WellSpan Park.

Designed by the Albuquerque, New Mexico-based engineering firm Dewey, Hookum & Howe, the Revolution Revolution will incorporate green technology, combining solar and wind power with auxiliary power from generators powered by the currents of the nearby Codorus Creek.

Inspired by the famous London Eye, the Revolution Revolution is intended to boost tourism in the White Rose City, joining WellSpan Park, the newly reopened Yorktowne Hotel, Keystone Kidspace, and the Appell Center for the Performing Arts in drawing visitors to downtown York. At more than 70 feet in height, it will also be one of the tallest structures in the area and give a unique new shape to York’s famous skyline.

“We’ve had this idea kicking around for quite a while,” said Revolution President Eric Menzer. “I say all the time that not everything revolves around baseball, so when we knew demolition of the houses on George Street was scheduled, we circled this date to announce this revolutionary idea. Things are certainly looking up around here, and we can’t wait to wheel out this new attraction.”

Menzer added the team will soon announce a contest to select test riders of the new attraction. Called the “Whirling Wheelies,” the select group will receive tickets to all York Revolution Monday games and exclusive “I Can See My Ballpark From Here” T-shirts.

The Revolution Revolution is slated to open on Opening Day 2024.

About the York Revolution: The York Revolution Professional Baseball Club is a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. The Revolution was Atlantic League Champions in 2010, 2011, and 2017. The 2023 season is the team’s 16th. Located at 5 Brooks Robinson Way, WellSpan Park hosts all Revolution home games, in addition to myriad events through the entire calendar year. For tickets or more information, please call 717-801-HITS (4487) or visit the Revolution online at www.YorkRevolution.com.

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB): Celebrating its 25th Anniversary season in 2023, the Atlantic League is Major League Baseball’s first Professional Partner League, a player gateway to the major leagues, and a leader in baseball innovation. ALPB has sent more than 1,200 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 45 million fans to its family-friendly ballparks throughout its 25-year history. Please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.  



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