As baseball fans begin to return to stadiums, Appetize is proud to power contactless and mobile ordering for 15 Major League Baseball and 27 Minor League Baseball ballparks for the 2021 season. Five MLB stadiums officially went live with Appetize for the first time this year, including Globe Life Field, Progressive Field, Fenway Park, Busch Stadium and Dodger Stadium. Ten MiLB ballparks also went live in their first season with Appetize’s cloud technology.
On opening day across MLB stadiums, just three percent (3%) of transactions on the Appetize platform were cash. Fans at their favorite venues were among the first to experience upgraded digital ordering that’s safer, faster and more convenient through Appetize solutions, including contactless payment devices—from self-service kiosks to handhelds—that offer tap or scan payment options, including Apple Pay, Google Pay and mobile wallets, and mobile ordering, which allows fans to order directly from their seats with either delivery or pick-up.
80% of Appetize’s MLB partners are operating cashless, which provides even less person-to-person contact as well as increased safety and convenience with the elimination of cash.
Major League Baseball stadiums that partner with Appetize to support a fully cashless operation include: Target Field (Minnesota Twins), Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees), Globe Life Field (Texas Rangers), Busch Stadium (St. Louis Cardinals), PNC Park (Pittsburgh Pirates), Angel Stadium (Los Angeles Angels), Coors Field (Colorado Rockies), Citi Field (New York Mets), Petco Park (San Diego Padres), Comerica Park (Detroit Tigers), Minute Maid Park (Houston Astros) and RingCentral Coliseum (Oakland A’s). *Note to editors: Comerica Park, Petco Park and Citi Field are currently using inseat server models this year due to health restrictions.
Appetize enables contactless and/or mobile ordering for Dodger Stadium (LA Dodgers), Fenway Park (Boston Red Sox), and Progressive Field (Cleveland Indians).
Appetize is also powering 27 Minor League Baseball venues—including 10 new partners—for the 2021 season.
New Minor League Baseball partners include Arthur W. Perdue Stadium (Delmarva Shorebirds), Avista Stadium (Spokane Indians), Banner Island Ballpark (Stockton Ports), Truist Field (Charlotte Knights), Day Air Ballpark (Dayton Dragons), Intimidators Stadium (Kannapolis Canon Ballers), New Fredericksburg Ballpark (Fredericksburg Nationals), Dozer Park (Peoria Chiefs), Southwest University Park (El Paso Chihuahuas) and Goodyear Ballpark.
“I can’t say enough how awesome Appetize is to work with,” says Corey Brandt, VP of Ballpark Experience at Sutter Health Park, home to Sacramento River Cats. “With the mandates that were in place for mobile ordering with delivery and pick-up only and a short window to implement this system, Appetize stepped up to the plate and got us the necessary hardware and training needed to ensure our success.”