New York, NY – New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for professional event operators to coordinate and manage events at the Richmond County Bank Ballpark in Staten Island, home of the Staten Island Yankees. Through the proposal, NYCEDC aims to expand the use of the stadium beyond the 38-game season with a new community, entertainment, charitable and sporting events that will augment the St. George neighborhood on Staten Island’s burgeoning North Shore.
Downtown Staten Island is currently undergoing one of New York City’s largest waterfront transformations with more than $1 billion invested in recent years in the neighborhood. It’s estimated that the number of annual visitors will reach 4 million when current and proposed projects are complete.
Proposals for the Staten Island Events Operator Opportunity are due by September 5, 2019, at 4:00 pm. The RFP can be downloaded here.
“Many know and love Richmond County Bank Ballpark for baseball, but with its incredible waterfront views, convenient location and vibrancy, the stadium should be enjoyed by New Yorkers and visitors year-round,” said NYCEDC President and CEO James Patchett. “As the North Shore continues its renaissance, we look forward to growing event and programming capabilities at the stadium as a result of this initiative.”
Located next to the St. George Ferry Terminal, the borough’s main transportation hub, the stadium is adjacent to several new major waterfront development projects in the area that are bringing new residents, visitors, workers and businesses to the neighborhood who will benefit from the additional events and activities. These projects include Empire Outlets, New York’s first and only outlet mall, which opened in May, and, Lighthouse Point, a mixed-use development featuring residential, hotel, dining and office space that is currently under construction at the site of the historic U.S. Lighthouse Service.