Express Announce Local Food Partners in Group Areas

Eau Claire, Wis.- The Eau Claire Express announced today the expanded partnership of Eau Claire Ale House and Rump’s Butcher Shoppe.   Both local partners will be supplying food in private reserved group areas during the 2017 season at Carson Park.   

The Rump’s Rooftop Bar-N-Grill formerly known as the 10th Inning Terrace is a private, elevated group area on the fan deck which accommodates group outings of 75-150+ people.  The area features a bartender and exclusively Rump’s food on the deck.  The menu will include Rump’s pulled pork, pulled chicken, hot dogs, and polish sausage.  Fans reserving this private area also have access to the full fan deck buffet line.  Unlimited water and soda are included, along with four domestic beers per ticket.  The pricing for this area is $27/person. 

The team has also partnered with Eau Claire Ale House as the sponsor for the Best Seats in the House section.  This private group area is located behind the Express bullpen right next to the fan deck and accommodates groups of 10-20 people.  Groups will be able to make food selections from a select Eau Claire Ale House menu and receive a server in the section.  The menu is currently being finalized and will be released in early May.  This area includes access to the full fan deck buffet line of food, unlimited water, soda, and 4 domestic beers per ticket.  The pricing for this area is $35/person. 

Express Director of Food and Beverage Chris Thompson is excited to have both of these sponsors on board stating “we’ve made a conscious push as an organization to expand our local selections at the park, particularly in the food and beverage department.   Both of these businesses are locally owned and operated, so this aligns perfectly with that vision.” 

The Rumps Rooftop Bar-N-Grill and Eau Claire Ale House Best Seats are both ideal fits for your next company picnic, family reunion, bachelor or bachelorette party, birthday celebration, and more!  Fans can check 2017 availability for both of these sections by clicking here

The Express begin season number 13 in the Northwoods League on May 30 as they travel to Bismarck, N.D. for the inaugural series for the Bismarck Larks. They continue to Willmar to take on the Stingers for a two-game set before opening their home schedule at Carson Park on Saturday, June 3 versus the Mankato MoonDogs. First pitch of the home opener will be at 7:05 p.m. and the game will be followed by a fireworks show. Purchase your 5-Game Packs, including a reserved seat and unlimited food and beverage, online by clicking here or by contacting the Express office at 715-839-7788 or 102 E. Grand Ave. in downtown Eau Claire. Single-game tickets go on sale May 1. Please note that certain seating areas for select games will not be available until a later date due to ticket package commitments

The Eau Claire Express are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, 160 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS),two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Express as your favorite team.