When building the new 24,500-square foot Pass & Stow bar at the Philadelphia Phillies’ Citizen Bank Park, the designers wanted to create a local experience that celebrates the city’s rich history and innovative present. The goal was to immerse their guests in an environment that piques their interest and keeps them coming back, game after game.
To help merge Philadelphia’s past and present in an engaging environment, Pass & Stow commissioned Oat Foundry to build a custom Split Flap Display. The clacking departures board recreates the experience of traveling to and from the city’s central transit hub – 30th Street Station (whose split flap was taken down earlier this year) – successfully cultivating an engaging atmosphere while paying tribute to the city.
Located behind the bar inside Pass and Stow’s indoor sports pub, the new Split Flap display is adorned in Phillies colors and serves as a scoreboard, updating in real-time thanks to an API integration that feeds directly from the Daktronics video board on the field.
The Split Flap also shows cheers, chants, away game scores, updated standings, and of course, the local-favorite Phillie Phanatic. When fans enter the area, they are greeted to the sound of the display clacking and changing, creating a moment of awe that draws their attention directly to the novel display.