Baseball fans in New York and Chicago got a special treat when their teams returned to their ballparks to start the 2016 season, as both Citi Field, home of the Mets, and U.S. Cellular Field, home of the White Sox, were converted to Coca-Cola venues during the offseason, joining the list of teams around the league who are part of the Coke family.

Of course, this means more than having delicious Coke products available around the park. In New York and Chicago, it meant transforming parts of the stadiums to ensure fans receive a Coca-Cola experience that goes beyond the bottle.

“Our focus for Coca-Cola Corner was all about an enhanced fan experience,” Dori Silverman, regional marketing director, Coca-Cola North America, said of the Citi Field rebrand. “As a part of the enhanced experience, one of our objectives was to find a ways to enhance our social and digital engagement with fans and we used that to guide us as we created the space."

Several new additions include a multiscreen gaming wall featuring a virtual home run derby where you can test your skills, a Coca-Cola lounge with branded chairs and couches, a customized DJ booth, a 13-foot Adirondack chair emblazed in Coke red and games for fans to play as they watch the Mets on the field.

“The space has a backyard feel complete with cornhole games for fans to play while they watch the Mets on the field," Silverman added. "We hope it becomes a place to meet up and hang out with your friends.”

The most visible sign of the makeover is the 26-by-84 foot, full-color LED Coca-Cola script sign that hangs in right field. Featuring more than 14,500 freeform LED lights, the sign, with took a month to build and install, ties into what is happening on the field with specific light programming to match, say, the National Anthem or specific players on the Mets.

In Chicago, Coca-Cola is back at U.S. Cellular for the first time since 1999, giving White Sox fans a taste of Coke brands and a look at new branding around the stadium, including on the new state-of-the-art video scoreboard.

On that board, fans will be able to take part in the “Snap A Coke” experience, where fans can send selfies with a designated hashtag that will allow them to get their pictures up on the screen for everyone to see.

“We’re excited about the opportunity to be able to partner with the White Sox,” says Luke Emery, chief sales officer for Great Lakes Coca-Cola, Coke's Chicago-area bottler. “The Snap-a-Coke promotion is a good opportunity to connect with customers and White Sox fans during the game, and the Coca-Cola Family Sundays provide an incredible gameday experience for fans. Being a locally-owned company, we are thrilled to connect with Chicago White Sox consumers.

New York and Chicago aren’t the only parks where fans can get the Coke experience. Here are a few big-league teams that bring together Coca-Cola and baseball on and off the diamond.

Coca-Cola Sky Field Atlanta Braves

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Atlanta Braves: Coca-Cola has been a partner with the Braves since the team moved to the city in 1966. At Turner Field, the 23,000-sq.-ft. Coca-Cola Sky Field along the left-field corenr of the upper deck is considered by many fans to be the stadium's hidden gem. The area features a giant Coke bottle, a basepath for kids and a picnic pavilion. And when the team moves to the new SunTrust Park next season, Coke will be there with the Red Porch, a seating section in left field under a large script sign. 

David Ortiz

Boston Red Sox: Coke is collaborating with the Red Sox and have teamed up with David Ortiz to celebrate the star's final season with the Red Sox. Coca-Cola brands have had a long history of partnership with Ortiz, Silverman noted, "so it was only fitting for us to be a part of his celebration of his career as a Red Sox player." The campaign includes custom packaging and robust retail programs featuring Ortiz. In addition, Fenway Park will host a “morphing station” where fans can take a selfie with Big Papi. “We would like to send him off in a really big way and be a part of the celebration,” Silverman added.

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San Francisco Giants: One of the iconic features of AT&T Park remains the giant Coke bottle just beyond let field – 465 feet from home plate to be exact. The 80-foot long bottle weighs 130,000 pounds and features four slides – two 56-foot curving slides and two 20-foot twisting slides.

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Philadelphia Phillies: Citizens Bank Ballpark is host of another “morphing station,” this one where fans can take a picture of themselves and turn it into a Phillies bobblehead, in full uniform. Fans have lined up to participate and are posting these fun images on their facebook and intagram accounts.