Whitecaps solicit ’14 ballpark menu idea

The Baco (pictured upper right) won the West Michigan Whitecaps' fourth annual food menu contest and was featured during the 2013 season at Fifth Third Ballpark. (file photos)

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich – For the fifth year, the West Michigan Whitecaps are once again soliciting ideas for new food items to be served at Fifth Third Ballpark.

Last year’s winner was The Baco — a taco shell made of bacon.

“As part of the Whitecaps experience, we enjoy a wide variety of choices and we love having the fans weigh-in on the things they’d like to see here,” Whitecaps Director of Marketing Mickey Graham said in a news release. “It’s going to be especially interesting to see what they will come up with considering the recent fire we experienced. Last year we introduced the ‘Squeelin’ Pig,’ the spiciest sandwich served at any ballpark, and I think there will be several creative entries surrounding a hot theme.”

Food idea submissions for this year began Thursday and will last through Feb. 4 via these options —

All submissions should be accompanied by a complete description and a picture, if possible. They will then be whittled down to about 10 finalists. On Feb. 25, fans will be able to vote for their choice for the new 2014 concessions item.

Voting will take place on the Whitecaps’ website. The winning entry will be on the menu for all fans to enjoy during the 2014 season at Fifth Third Ballpark.

The Whitecaps’ home opener is scheduled for April 8 against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers at 6:35 p.m.

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