GERING, Neb. – The Western Nebraska Pioneers, an Expedition League wood-bat baseball club in the league’s Clark division, announces its expanded partnership with FanFood, a Chicago-based technology company that provides in-venue food and beverage mobile ordering, to offer contactless concession pickup for fans at all Pioneers home games this season.

Returning for the 2021 season, Pioneers fans can expect a safer and more convenient concession ordering option at Oregon Trail Park Stadium through mobile ordering powered by FanFood. Game day concessions pickup will be available at the ballpark starting on Tuesday, May 25 at the team’s home opener versus the Casper Horseheads.

With FanFood, fans anywhere in the ballpark will be able to browse the concession stand menu from their phones, order at any point during the game, and pay directly from their device. A text alert will notify fans when their order is ready for pickup from the main concession stand. Fans can skip the lines and spend more time in their seats to not miss any of the action.

“The Pioneers game day experience continues to provide excitement and memorable moments for our fans in a safe and responsible manner,” said Chuck Heeman, owner of the Pioneers. “Mobile ordering played a crucial role in our concession stand service throughout the 2020 season, and our FanFood concessions pickup returns to deliver Pioneers fans an exceptionally safe and easy way to order all season long. After a COVID-19-ravaged 2020 season, we learned the value of the convenience of the FanFood program and the expansion of that program to better serve our guests is a major part of making Pioneers Baseball a better experience.”

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, cashless transactions and contactless pickups have risen in popularity for minimizing physical interactions. The Pioneers join seven other Expedition League teams in offering FanFood contactless mobile ordering at their ballparks this season, including the Casper Horseheads, Souris Valley Sabre Dogs, Badlands Big Sticks, Fremont Moo, Hastings Sodbusters, Pierre Trappers and Sioux Falls Sunfish.

“We’ve seen the pandemic rapidly and permanently changing consumers’ behaviors and mindset, and the new fan experience is defined by both safety and convenience,” said Drake Orser, customer success manager at FanFood. “The Western Nebraska Pioneers have been a fantastic partner for us, and we look forward to providing fans with their much-anticipated opening day experience.”

Pioneers fans can access FanFood instantly from their browser at, or by downloading the FanFood app on their iOS or Android device.

About the Western Nebraska Pioneers

The Pioneers are a charter member of the Expedition League, formed in 2017 and beginning play in the 2018 season. After winning the first EL Championship in 2018 the Pioneers have been a model of consistent winning, fan satisfaction and player/staff development. The Pioneers have led the EL in attendance in each of the three years of the EL’s existence, including a COVID-19 affected season in 2020. Playing at Oregon Trail Park Stadium in Gering, Nebraska, the Pioneers have built a tremendous community asset and regional tourism attraction the State of Nebraska can point to with pride. 

About FanFood

FanFood is an online and mobile ordering platform for contactless services at sports, entertainment and hospitality venues. Fans can order food, beverages and merchandise on their phone for express pickup or delivery to a seat, table, car, or any designated on-premise location. We partner with 300+ locations globally to help streamline foodservice operations, support social distancing, and provide a convenient on-demand fan experience.

Visit FanFood at, and check out our social media platforms on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.