Vibes finding ways to bring fans ballpark experience

Posted at 11:27 PM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-30 01:27:22-04

It'll be a different Vibe at UCHealth Park this summer without baseball, but make no mistake, there will be plenty of chances for a stadium feel.

"We're trying to take advantage of the great facility we have here, the scoreboard and the catering kitchen," Vibes President & General Manager Chris Phillips said.

In these unprecedented times, the Rocky Mountain Vibes organization has been changing it up, offering fans the chance get a taste of their pastime with Toasty's take out.

"We're hopeful but optimistic is the phrase we're using," Phillips said. "Going on for about six weeks now, a great testament to keeping our kitchen staff on."

The organization also launching a new angle on in-house entertainment with a drive-in movie night Saturday featuring "Back to the Future."

"We're looking forward to getting people back to the ballpark to have fun," Phillips said.

The first of what they hope is many this summer after selling out in five minutes last week.

"We weren't expecting that, it was a pleasant surprise," Phillips said. "People are looking for something to do, it's bringing nostalgia, a movie like "Back to the Future. Very family friendly and that's what we're all about, so we're excited."

While there won't be minor league baseball, Phillips is open to other teams potentially taking the field during the dog days of summer.

"I think we'd love to have baseball this summer, whatever that looks like, we've talked to wooden bat league teams," Phillips said. "We're open for business but we're going to make sure we're safe."

A front office focused on making sure the diamond stays a fan's best friend.

"We're looking into concerts this summer, looking into July 4th as a re-opening weekend with fans at the concessions," Phillips said. "Have a big tailgate, definitely getting creative in the summer and fall here."