To say our lives were turned upside down in 2020 would be an understatement. America’s favorite pastime, baseball, was absent from our summer fun, but 2021 is a new year, and the Winston-Salem DASH are ready to take the field with a few changes to address fan safety while still having fun.
Facing Challenges Head On with A Goal in Mind
The Winston-Salem DASH know that there are challenges to starting their season with their devoted fans cheering them on, but they have faced each challenge with a plan in place to ultimately keep DASH staff and fans safe.
Amanda Weaver, Marketing and Social Media Coordinator for the DASH, said, “These are unprecedented times which have been and continue to be challenging for everyone. Thankfully our fans and partners have been extremely supportive and understanding while we make the necessary safety changes at Truist Stadium. As always, our number one goal is to create a safe, fun environment for our fans. This will ring true more than ever in 2021.” So, what can you expect as a DASH fan?
Safety and Fun Can Go Hand in Hand
Working with state and local guidelines, as well as with Wake Forest Baptist Health, the DASH have built a comprehensive safety plan. “Our safety plan includes deep cleaning before, during, and after games on high touch areas, social distancing in all areas including seating, ticket office, and concessions. We will also provide personal protective equipment for all of our staff members. We truly believe safety and fun can go hand in hand. We are working diligently to be safe, but also have the least impact on our fans’ experience in the stadium. We may be seated further apart, but we’ll still have lots of fun,” Amanda commented.
Some Familiar Faces and Some New
A familiar face to DASH fans is Ryan Newman, who previously managed the DASH in 2013; he is back to manage the team this year. At this time, the 2021 roster is still taking shape, but the White Sox 2020 post-season roster featured 14 former DASH players. Fans also have their favorite vendors, and many are coming back this year!
“We have been very fortunate in the past to have vendors our fans love and those favorites, Foothills Craft Beer on Draft, Domino’s Pizza, Chick-fil-A, Lowes Foods, and Childress Wine, will be serving our fans this year. We will still have some great promotions all season long and plan to announce more in the coming weeks and months. These include Chick-fil-A Saturdays, Lowes Foods Family Sundays, Free Hot Dog Days, Thirsty Thursdays, and everyone’s favorite, Fireworks Night!” stated Amanda. So, while some things will be familiar, the DASH have a new logo and uniforms for this season.
“We cannot wait to unveil our new uniforms in 2021! We redesigned our logo after the 2019 season and due to the pandemic, were not able to see it on the field in 2020. We also have some great new merchandise, which showcases our new look,” Amanda said.
So, grab the family, co-workers, neighbors, or your best friend and come to Truist Stadium, get back into the swing of things, and enjoy a special part of not only our city, but of our country: BASEBALL!
The DASH is committed to providing a safe, fun environment for all fans. If you have specific questions regarding safety protocols or any other Truist Stadium information, please visit the DASH’s website wsdash.com or call 336-714-6866.