Columbia baseball fans can now enjoy dinner in the bullpen boxes along the third base line at Segra Park, home of the Columbia Fireflies.
The new restaurant boasts a full-time chef, outdoor serving bar and screenings of past Fireflies games on the jumbotron Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 9 p.m.
According to the company's website, dinner options include "traditional ballpark favorites, plus wraps, salads and great appetizers.” The restaurant also runs beverage deals similar to those during the regular baseball season.
Segra Park closed to the public March 18 following the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. After searching for safe ways to get fans back in the park, ballpark management decided to open the full-service restaurant in the outdoor bullpen boxes. The area is being kept below full capacity, with only 21 tables spaced about ten feet apart.
Adding another level of safety, the restaurant requires guests to apply for table reservations online. Management notifies guests after assessing availability if their reservation was accepted. A server at the restaurant explained that since tables are limited, reservations help to keep the amount of customers dining at the same time under control.
Guests are also required to sign a COVID-19 waiver prior to their arrival, wear a mask until they are seated at their table and pay with credit or debit instead of cash.
While the minor league baseball season has not been cancelled, the Fireflies have not yet been playing. South Carolina American League Baseball Summer League officials announced Friday that they will have Segra Series games this summer, as various teams around the state will come to Segra Park to play throughout the season.
To make a reservation for dinner at Segra Park, visit HERE.