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MiLB Ballpark Rankings

By Paul Swaney -- September 28, 2015 11:54 AM EDT


Another exciting season of minor league baseball has concluded. Congratulations to the Columbus Clippers, Fresno Grizzlies, Bowie Baysox, Chattanooga Lookouts, Midland RockHounds, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Charlotte Stone Crabs, West Michigan Whitecaps, Hickory Crawdads, West Virginia Black Bears, Hillsboro Hops, Greeneville Astros, and Missoula Osprey on their championship campaigns.

Of course, there is more to minor league baseball than the success on the field. A big part of the draw to a minor league ballpark is the overall experience of attending a game. We continue to be committed to providing the most up-to-date information on the ballparks of MiLB, and re-reviewing at least once every three years.

Our ranking list is based primarily on the score of our correspondents, known as our FANFARE rating. This includes looking at the ballpark's food & beverage options, the overall atmosphere, the neighborhood around the park, the fans, the access, the overall return on investment, and one category for any extras or special features. We also use the ratings of our readers, known as the "crowd score" as our primary tiebreaker. We hope you will share your own opinions, and that our list will inspire you to go and see a new ballpark in 2016. Happy Journeys!

  1. Parkview Field - Home of the Fort Wayne TinCaps

    Parkview Field takes the top spot on our annual list of minor league ballparks for the second consecutive year. The experience at Parkview Field is what all minor league baseball teams should strive for. Great food, great seating options, a great neighborhood, great entertainment, and great customer service are all present here on a nightly basis. Parkview Field on its own would be one of the finer facilities in minor league baseball. Couple that with a major league organization and customer service, and you have an unbeatable combination.

  2. Blue Wahoos Stadium - Home of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos

    A gem sitting on the waters of the Gulf Coast, Pensacola Bayfront Stadium provides a setting that is hard to replicate at any level of any sport in the United States. Everything about the stadium screams that you should have a good time at a Blue Wahoos game. The seats come with great sightlines, and there is plenty of room to move about the rows. On a summer night with an ocean breeze, it's hard to imagine a more perfect setting.

  3. Frontier Field - Home of the Rochester Red Wings

    To say Rochester, New York has a bit of baseball history is an understatement of biblical proportions. It has one of only six sports franchises in North America (and the only in the minor leagues) to play continuously in the same city and league since the 19th century, and (along with the Hamilton Canadian Football League team) is one of only two North American teams to win championships in every decade of the 20th century. Befitting its long and rich baseball heritage, Frontier Field offers an exemplary (yet cost-conscious) experience for hard-core baseball fans or just people seeking a fun night out with the family.

  4. Raley Field - Home of the Sacramento River Cats

    Up from #10 on our list last year, the Sacramento River Cats led all of MiLB in total attendance, and it is easy to see why. The old cliché, "There isn't a bad seat in the house" definitely applies to Raley Field. Built in 2000, fan comfort and viewing ease were at the top of the priority list. Sightlines are great from any seat and lawn seating allows for an inexpensive way to bring the whole family.

  5. Durham Bulls Athletic Park - Home of the Durham Bulls

    Durham Bulls Athletic Park has consistently ranked as one of the best experiences in MiLB. Every seat at the DBAP is a good one, considering that they all have extra wide seat backs and extra leg room. The team claims that 95% of seats also have cup holders, which are often forgotten when trying to give fans leg room. This is a "must-see" ballpark for any baseball fan.

  6. AutoZone Park - Home of the Memphis Redbirds

    Memphis is up one spot from our ranking in 2014. The first pitch was thrown in the year 2000 at AutoZone Park. Although that year implies it might be seasoned, the venue shows minimal wear and all of the locals still call it “Our new ballpark.” Strategically placed in the heart of downtown, a family evening at AutoZone Park exposes everybody to so much more. You might drive down Riverside Drive and see the mighty Mississippi River on your arrival. You could park near the legendary Beale Street, or walk by the infamous Peabody Hotel or simply stroll close enough to catch a whiff of the smoke from the world famous Charlie Vergo’s Rendezvous BBQ restaurant. Getting into AutoZone Park can be half the fun.

  7. BB&T Ballpark - Home of the Charlotte Knights

    BB&T Ballpark completed its second season in 2014 and has quickly become one of the best ballpark experiences in the land. The team led the minors in average attendance per game with 9,428 patrons in the stands on a typical night. There's a palpable buzz in the park, between the standard seating bowl, the concourse and the party decks. The concourse wraps completely around the park, and people are just walking along it throughout the game, taking it all in from all angles. There's a play zone in center field, behind the batter's eye, a picnic area in left, and a two-story Home Run Porch in right. All these touches add a new energy to the stadium, with unique and varied viewpoints.

  8. TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark - Home of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans

    It was another successful year, both on and off the field, for the Pelicans. The club won the 2015 Carolina League championship, and the fan experience remains as one of the Top 10 in minor league baseball. The truly amazing part of a Myrtle Beach Pelicans game is the way the team caters to both the out-of-town tourists and the die-hard local fans. For the families, there are tons of things for kids to do. There is a playground, an inflatable area, and several nightly promotions.

  9. Trustmark Park - Home of the Mississippi Braves

    Fans visiting Trustmark Park for the first time will be able to quickly brush up on the history of the stadium, due to the prominent Wall of Fame in the concourse and the celebrated players listed in a ring of honor around the stadium. With Jackson's history of Minor League Baseball, it should not come as much of a surprise that many fans have readily adopted the Mississippi Braves as their squad. All throughout a game, a buzz can be heard and felt in the stadium. Rarely is there a quiet moment.

  10. Huntington Park - Home of the Columbus Clippers

    Once again, Huntington Park is one of the Top 10 ballpark experiences in MiLB. The designers of Huntington Park clearly put a lot of thought into it, from the center field fence running along the abutting sidewalk, to the double-decked "Hamburger Balcony" out in right, to the complete refurbishment of the building in left into the Power Pavilion that houses restaurants and stores, with its own bleachers on the roof. The thought involved in the details are the one thing that really strikes you after being in the park for a while, and it really improves the experience. Downtown Columbus pokes up behind all of this to provide the backdrop for your game.

  11. Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium - Home of the Vancouver Canadians

    While the actual baseball being played on the field may not be Major League quality, Nat Bailey Stadium offers a first class experience for fans of all ages. It is an enjoyable and affordable way to spend an evening in Vancouver. The people who work at the stadium are very polite and helpful. The fun factor cannot be beaten, and wandering around the stadium gives spectators a sense of childlike joy.

  12. Fluor Field at the West End - Home of the Greenville Drive

    Fluor FIeld at the West End atmosphere is impressive the moment you near the facility. The downtown streets are busy, restaurants adjacent to the park are filled with customers and lines of people are gathering around the entrances. The ballpark utilizes almost every nook and cranny of the facility to adhere to both the younger and older fan base.

  13. Isotopes Park - Home of the Albuquerque Isotopes

    Isotopes Park climbs 10 notches on our annual ranking list. From the unique façade in front of the stadium to the beauty inside, the park is hard to beat. Once you enter the stadium, it's impossible not to notice the spectacular view of the Sandia Mountains. Be sure and purchase your tickets on the third base side or behind home plate as it gives you a better view of the Sandias (and more shade). A large video board sits over the left-center field wall. The new board was installed in time for the 2014 season and is one of the biggest in baseball.

  14. Fifth Third Field - Home of the Dayton Dragons

    The Dragons have become one of minor league sports great success stories. The team blends professional amenities (for fans and players alike) with the more casual environment of minor league baseball. A night at a Dragons game offers experiences to suit many different types of fans and appears to serve them all well. Dayton's Fifth Third Field offers one of the great baseball experiences in the minor leagues, and the Dragons sellout streak is well-earned.

  15. FirstEnergy Stadium - Home of the Reading Fightin Phils

    This is the easily one of the best parks in the minor leagues at any level and by nearly any criteria. It is a poster child for how an old stadium can keep its character while still being a modern success. Every inch of the place is packed with a celebration of its history and crammed to bursting with activities, concessions, and character that should please any fan.

  16. Coca-Cola Field - Home of the Buffalo Bisons

    The best game day atmosphere is experienced when the ballpark is full. With a capacity of 18,025 that can be a challenge at times. The team runs an annual Star Wars night in June, which sells out early, and the Independence Eve celebration on July 3 with the Buffalo Philharmonic is also an anticipated event. In recent years, the team has shrunk capacity, removing bleachers and some seating areas and installing party decks instead. There are plans for future shrinkage of the ballpark. The Bisons also added a spectacular high definition video board in 2011, along with LED side information boards, to enhance the game day experience. The graphics and video presentation are top notch and rival anything delivered in a Major League ballpark.

  17. Dow Diamond - Home of the Great Lakes Loons

    This is both a large park, and a cozy park. The concourses are wide, and the leg room in the seats is a little better than average. There are two fireplaces found behind the home plate area and two fire pits in the outfield concourse. Both are fantastic for cool summer nights, or downright cold spring night games. The park is also somewhat of a technological marvel. For one, there is access to wi-fi for all fans throughout the stadium. More impressive though is that the scoreboard is entirely powered by a solar panel farm beyond the right field fence, and it's not exactly a little scoreboard (17x35 foot LED display).

  18. Modern Woodmen Park - Home of the Quad Cities River Bandits

    Anyone who is a baseball fan simply must come to Modern Woodmen Park. The views can't be beat, the staff is super friendly, and the prices are very reasonable. The view at night with Centennial Bridge lit up is worth the price of admission by itself.

  19. Coca-Cola Park - Home of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs

    Coca-Cola Park turned heads when it debuted, and it absolutely deserved the attention. While it might not be best-in-class in any one area, overall the park is a definitely top-tier effort, above average in all categories that becomes more than its individual parts.

  20. Fifth Third Field - Home of the Toledo Mud Hens

    Baseball dates back as far as 1883 in Toledo. In 1884, Moses “Fleetwood” Walker played for the Toledo Blue Stockings of the American Association, and became the first African-American player to play in the major leagues. He went on to play in only 42 games professionally. The corner near the main entrance to Fifth Third Field is known as Moses Fleetwood Walker Square, and there is a plaque to honor the pioneer. There are a lot of positive things happening that contribute to a great atmosphere at a Toledo Mud Hens game. Because of the tradition of baseball in Toledo, there is a certain nostalgic vibe that one gets from the minute you park your car. There also is the downtown energy which contributes to your excitement.

  21. BB&T Ballpark - Home of the Winston-Salem Dash

    This is one of the best in the minor leagues. While many other minor league stadiums are coupled with a big market city, Winston-Salem still gives you a small town feel. Their ballpark, however, does not. The experience in the park well exceeds most single-A teams and it is nice to see that the fans embrace that. Any way you look at it, BB&T Ballpark is absolutely worth a visit if your travels bring you to this part of the state.

  22. LoanMart Field - Home of the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

    The Epicenter is a truly beautiful venue, where the sun is likely always shining, and tree-lined outfield fence is only overshadowed by the towering San Gabriel Mountains in the distance.

  23. MCU Park - Home of the Brooklyn Cyclones

    There is a certain aspect of attending a Brooklyn Cyclones game that separates it apart from many other minor league ballparks. The setting apathetically reminds you of what part of the country you are in. The influence of Astroland Amusement Park paints the ballpark's signature carnival look. The abandoned parachute ride serves as a decoration behind the right field area, and is a signature staple of the Cyclones.

  24. Smokies Stadium - Home of the Tennessee Smokies

    In addition to the extras on the field, the staff makes great use of the video board by showing clips of the Rally Llama to get the crowed fired up any time the Smokies are threatening to put together a big inning when behind. Whether a diehard, a fan passing by, or someone looking to do a little something different in the Smokies after a long day of hiking, a game at Smokies Park will have everything a fan needs to enjoy a baseball game.

  25. UPMC Park - Home of the Erie SeaWolves

    Jerry Uht Park is a classic minor league ballpark in both location and design. Placed in the confines of an Erie, PA city block, “The Uht” has hosted the SeaWolves franchise since day one in 1995. Currently, the AA affiliate of the Detroit Tigers call home a stadium that has one of top ten seats in all of minor league baseball. The stadium has undergone one major transformation in 2006 that added two picnic gardens, club boxes and concession stands.

  26. ONEOK Field - Home of the Tulsa Drillers

    The beautiful (if a bit small) Tulsa skyline that juts up over right field adds tremendously to the atmosphere. Fans can also shop at Drill Bits, a souvenir stand, and Black Gold Outfitters, which is a separate, air-conditioned souvenir store.

  27. McCormick Field - Home of the Asheville Tourists

    Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains (literally built into the mountains) you’ll find McCormick Field, home of the Asheville Tourists. Baseball has been around in Asheville since the Asheville Moonshiners played in 1897 and McCormick Field has been a huge part of that rich tradition. The ballpark opened its gates in 1924 and has been home to baseball almost continuously since. Easily dismissed as a quirky, old Single A park with the benefit of a cool location, McCormick Field definitely requires a second look to see its best characteristics. Baseball history is engrained all around the park and is combined with a top notch minor league baseball atmosphere to make this park a must see for baseball purists, Saturday drinkers and Sunday families alike.

  28. Werner Park - Home of the Omaha Storm Chasers

    Beyond the left field corner is the Family Fun Zone. Younger children have the option of climbing in jungle-gym type equipment along with a carousel and other fun options. Beyond the center field wall is the Borsheims Diamond. Here, you can play whiffle ball on a mini field with game day staff running the games. There is also a small basketball court next to the whiffle ball field should you have the urge to shoot some hoops during the ballgame. The large video/scoreboard sits beyond left center field. Below the scoreboard is the Budweiser Downdraught Bar. The bar is outdoors but covered. It is fully stocked and there is also a mini-pool table.

  29. Hadlock Field - Home of the Portland Sea Dogs

    Hadlock Field, named for longtime Portland High School baseball coach and physics teacher Edson J. Hadlock Jr., has served as the home field for the Portland Sea Dogs since their inception in 1994. The Sea Dogs, once affiliated with the Florida Marlins, have enjoyed a surge in popularity since affiliating with the nearby Boston Red Sox. In addition to the Sea Dogs, Hadlock Field also serves as home for the Portland High School and Deering High School baseball teams.

    Hadlock Field has undergone several changes over the past few seasons, many intended to make the park more similar to their parent club’s home in Boston. In particular, to commemorate the Sea Dogs’ affiliation with the nearby Red Sox, the “Maine Monster” was installed in left field. The wall, which measures 37 feet high, is painted green just like its doppelganger at Fenway Park. To further enhance the resemblance, there is a Citgo sign and a giant Coke bottle on top.

  30. Daniel S. Frawley Stadium - Home of the Wilmington Blue Rocks

    While it may not be the big leagues, Frawley Stadium knows its target and caters to them perfectly. It provides an affordable and fun afternoon or night out for the family, located in the middle of the Wilmington Waterfront that provides a bevy of options before or after the game.

  31. Jackie Robinson Ballpark - Home of the Daytona Tortugas

    Instead of Cubbie Blue or Cincinnati Red, the color seen at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in 2015 has been Tortuga Green. At first, many fans thought the name was a bit silly. Red Snapper is one of the most popular fish native to Daytona waters. The team could still have been called the Reds and kept with its Daytona theme by making the mascot a fish. But soon after the season began, the green began to grow on the fans. Rarely can you find a fan wearing Daytona Cubs gear at the game anymore. Nearly everyone is dressed in Tortugas gear.

  32. Louisville Slugger Field - Home of the Louisville Bats

    Baseball has been an integral part of Louisville since the 19th century: Louisville Slugger bats, Honus Wagner’s, the National League, and the first minor league team to attract 1 million people. The current AAA baseball team, the Louisville Bats have called Louisville Slugger Field home since 2000. The 13,131 seat stadium has not only been one of top draws in the International League, but throughout minor league baseball. The ballpark successfully incorporates the rich history of Louisville baseball with the present day amenities expected by today’s ballpark traveler.

  33. Peoples Natural Gas Field - Home of the Altoona Curve

    Surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains, Peoples Natural Gas Field is probably best recognized because of the wooden Skyliner Roller Coaster located just over the right field fence, part of Lakemont Park. The Curve organization relies on affordability and the unique and comfortable charm of its ballpark to bring in fans, and they have achieved success and stability. A trip to Peoples Natural Gas Field is a worthwhile journey for any baseball fan.

  34. Appalachian Power Park - Home of the West Virginia Power

    In 2005, Appalachian Power Park opened, and the team made a terrific re-brand to the West Virginia Power, with a nickname that displayed the vast contribution of energy sources made by the state. Over a decade later, the team continues to take the field in their sharp black and yellow uniforms, in a great little park that features a superfan worth a seat behind home plate.

  35. Dehler Park - Home of the Billings Mustangs

    Dehler Park made one of the largest leaps forward in our annual rankings list, up from #82 in last year's survey. The organization does a fabulous job at making a game day experience so very entertaining for fans attending a ball game in Billings; one you’ll want to go back to several times. The game, the players, and the fans are the entertainment and there are many conveniences for the modern baseball fan at this ballpark.

  36. Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park - Home of the Charleston RiverDogs

    A new stadium was built in 1996 and was named after the city’s beloved mayor, Joseph Riley. “The Joe” seats a few thousand more than College Park, but its surroundings make it far better than most single-A stadiums. Its location right on the Ashley River and near downtown provide a perfect setting for a baseball night in Charleston.

  37. Hammons Field - Home of the Springfield Cardinals

    Hammons Field has been called the centerpiece of Springfield’s midtown development project. The Field shares a beautiful area with Jordan Valley Park, The Creamery Arts Center, Jordan Valley Commons, the Springfield Expo Center and the Jordan Valley ice arena. It should be a baseball stadium and area to be shared with generations to come. It was fortuitous that a large parcel of land was available near downtown and the field has none of the quirks of inner city parks. Hammons Field is a delight to the eye and to the game.

  38. MGM Park at Beau Rivage - Home of the Biloxi Shuckers

    The first of the new ballparks of 2015 to make our countdown, MGM Park is bound to be one of the favorite ballparks of baseball fans as they continue to work out the kinks. A temperate climate, miles of beaches, casinos, great baseball and a brand new stadium make this a "must-do" on your baseball stadium list. To paraphrase an old saying, "Biloxi is your oyster"... so come on down and enjoy Shuckers ball!

  39. Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium - Home of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

    Fox Cities Stadium underwent renovations in 2013 that added a second level behind home plate that includes six suites and the Club Level with seating for 250 people. Fans with a Box Seat ticket ($12) can access the club level, which includes table seating and a bar with a full dining menu.

  40. Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium - Home of the Montgomery Biscuits

    Is there a better team name in minor league baseball than the Biscuits? An argument can’t easily be made against this, since the Montgomery Biscuits come complete with a butter-tongued biscuit logo on their cap. It’s minor league baseball naming convention at its finest. But there’s more to the Biscuits and Riverwalk Stadium than the delicious moniker.

  41. The Dell Diamond - Home of the Round Rock Express

    The amazing atmosphere begins with the large attendance of fans that support the Express. Round Rock is just north of Austin, which is the largest city without a professional sports team. Located a few hours' drive from the two closest Major League Baseball cities of Arlington and Houston gives the Express a large area of baseball fans to visit Dell Diamond. The atmosphere is welcoming as you approach Dell Diamond from the parking lot surrounding the ballpark. Once in the stadium, there are plenty of giveaways to collect throughout the season.

  42. Victory Field - Home of the Indianapolis Indians

    The team ranks in the top 10 for average attendance in all of minor league baseball, packing in a robust 9,331 fans during the 2015 campaign. The secret to the team’s success might be the spacious ballpark that ages like fine wine, affordable tickets, or its location downtown near the zoo, WhiteWater Amphitheater concert venue, restaurants, bars, bike paths, museums, and Lucas Oil Stadium. Then again, it may be the stunning views of the Indianapolis skyline that keep people returning year after year.

  43. BB&T Ballpark - Home of the Williamsport Crosscutters

    Contrary to popular belief, there are TWO historic baseball stadiums located in the Central Pennsylvania town of Williamsport. The first is Lamade Stadium, which has hosted the Little League World Series since 1959. The other is Bowman Field, the fourth oldest minor league baseball stadium still in use. It has hosted baseball since 1926, trailing only Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Bosse Field in Evansville, and Centennial Field in Burlington Vermont in years of service. Over the years, it has been the home field for area colleges, semi-pro teams and its current tenant, the Williamsport Crosscutters of the New York-Penn League.

  44. Principal Park - Home of the Iowa Cubs

    Principal Park continues to get better. Amazing views, a great staff, a great downtown, not to mention a quality product on the field makes attending a game in Des Moines well worth the cost.

  45. FirstEnergy Park - Home of the Lakewood BlueClaws

    The energy and excitement can be found in multiple areas from the center field Coors Light WRAT Trap cantina on Thursday nights, the various appearances of former major leaguers and other entertainers, and the between inning gimmicks that include races featuring a pork roll, egg, and cheese, and eye balls. However, it might just be the cleanliness of the stadium and the friendliness of the staff that keeps people from returning year after year to Lakewood.

  46. Canal Park - Home of the Akron RubberDucks

    Defying corporate naming that has infiltrated even the lowest minor leagues, the city-owned Canal Park takes its name from the Ohio and Erie Canal that runs beyond the outfield of the ballpark. Opened in 1997, the 9,097 capacity park is home to the Akron RubberDucks, who changed their name in 2013 (from the Aeros) to reflect the history of Akron's rubber industry. The RubberDucks have been the AA Eastern League affiliate of the nearby Cleveland Indians since 1989, when they were located in nearby Canton, Ohio, the decade before the opening of Canal Park. While Canal Park may not be a league leader in any one category, it is definitely above average in nearly all important ways when evaluating a ballpark, providing a great environment to enjoy a game.

  47. Four Winds Field - Home of the South Bend Cubs

    The experience continues to get better and better at Four Winds Field, and the new affiliation with the Cubs certainly hasn't hurt that trajectory. The bllaprk came in at #72 on our list in 2013, #62 in 2014, and this year has cracked our Top 50. The Midwest League has some great ballparks and Four Winds Field ranks among the best. From the uniqueness of a synagogue as the team store to plenty of fun for kids to the new affiliation with the Cubs, the South Bend staff and Four Winds Field provides a fabulous game day presentation. A trip to South Bend and Four Winds Field is well worth the trip.

  48. Clear Channel Stadium - Home of the Lancaster JetHawks

    The intimate size of the stadium with the Mojave Desert in the distance and the sight of big rigs cruising the nearby I-14 add to the true feel of being in a minor league park far from any major city life.

  49. Joseph L. Bruno Stadium - Home of the Tri-City ValleyCats

    Up nearly 100 spots from our last ranking list, Bruno Stadium is getting its due. The stadium design is not spectacular and follows similar patterns of other ballparks built at the time; however its colors of sand brown and tan stray away from the obligatory hunter green and brick red found in many other facilities.There are many wonderful spots inside the stadium that include grass berm seats in right field, picnic area and seats behind the left field wall, underneath the scoreboard, the tiki bar area on the third base line, and the Brown’s Brewing Company bar area on the first base line. The stadium design, food and beverage, and ticket prices make this ballpark a must visit to both a casual and a baseball fan.

  50. Avista Stadium - Home of the Spokane Indians

    There is a fantastic view of the mountains beyond the outfield walls. There is an operating train track beyond outfield wall, as well. The section leaders (ushers) motivate the crowd with dancing and clapping and high-fiving. They verify everyone in their section is fine by using the 'thumbs up' motion.

  51. San Manuel Stadium - Home of the Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino

    Without a shadow of a doubt, the ballpark is the highlight of downtown San Bernardino, and therefore the crowds are often plentiful at the field. This results in hoards of children playing games in the vast open areas and the adults often cheering the 66ers and jeering the opposing players.

  52. Banner Island Ballpark - Home of the Stockton Ports

    Locals believe that Ernest Thayer’s, “Casey at the Bat” was written about the local nine. It was published in the San Francisco Examiner in 1888 under the pen name Phin, the same name Thayer used when writing for the Harvard Lampoon. The fictional team depicted in the poem was called the Mudville Nine and the people of Stockton believe this is a reference to the team that played on Banner Island, otherwise known as Mudville, during that time. Thayer too, supposedly covered the Stockton team in the late 1800s and due to the proximity to San Francisco the assumption that the "Mudville Nine" were based on his experience with the Stockton baseball team, has some bearing.

  53. Greater Nevada Field - Home of the Reno Aces

    Aces Ballpark is part of a larger redevelopment project called the Freight House District. Construction on the new redevelopment has slowed but has opened a few restaurants over the years and is great place to hang prior to games. Since the ballpark is only a few years old there isn't much in the way of historical context here. The ballpark, the Aces and the city of Reno hosted the 2013 Triple-A All-Star Game.

  54. Joker Marchant Stadium - Home of the Lakeland Flying Tigers

    The Tigers' and city of Lakeland's relationship extends past 75 years, with almost 50 of those years providing summer ball from the Flying Tigers. The house that was built out of this arrangement is an obvious labor of love, not only for the team, but for also the previous occupants of the acreage, the United States Air Force. Every small detail, from the Detroit diner-styled food kiosk under the overflow bleachers to the "P-47 Thunderbolt"-inspired logo, invoke the past of both the team and the city.

  55. Regions Field - Home of the Birmingham Barons

    The stadium has a modern feel all the way around, and you'll love the open feel if you enjoy walking the park and taking in the sights. There are so many unique areas around the park that have their own feel that you'll definitely find the right spot to take in a Barons game. The park is full of character.

  56. Municipal Stadium - Home of the Hagerstown Suns

    This is an old stadium. There is no doubt about that. It does not have the bells and whistles of stadiums built in recent years. It does not even have the features of a stadium built in the 1950s. Older can still be good. The atmosphere is very good at a Suns game. If you're a true baseball fan you will enjoy your experience here. The casual fan will also enjoy the extras such as good food and some fun diversions for the kids.

  57. AT&T Field - Home of the Chattanooga Lookouts

    AT&T Field presents a friendly, laid back atmosphere. As you enter the stadium you are serenaded with the famous tune "Chattanooga Choo Choo." Music is family friendly and kept at a pleasant level. The stadium announcer keeps commercial announcements to a minimum, as the outfield walls from foul pole to foul pole are covered with ads by the team's sponsors.

  58. Arthur W. Perdue Stadium - Home of the Delmarva Shorebirds

    A part of the small town atmosphere of Salisbury on Maryland’s eastern shore just south of Delaware, Arthur W. Perdue Stadium is the hub of a proud tradition of eastern shore baseball. On the first floor of the stadium is a unique Eastern Shore Hall Of Fame that will tell you all about the history of lower level or “sandlot” baseball (as the ex-baseball player Kirkland Hall and Hall Of Fame board member will tell you) in Delaware and eastern Maryland. Although baseball went dormant in the area for a long time, it returned to the area in 1996, as Perdue Stadium opened its gates with a Single-A affiliate of the Montreal Expos. Just one year later the Shorebirds, or ‘Birds, became the Orioles' Single-A team and started their own tradition of Maryland baseball, with two South Atlantic League titles and boasting notable MLB alumni like Nick Markakis, Brian Roberts and Javier Vazquez.

  59. Ron Tonkin Field - Home of the Hillsboro Hops

    Attending a game at Ron Tonkin Field is a great family experience. Even with the Portland area's rich baseball history, short season Single A baseball attracts true baseball fans. When you walk in the gates, you get the sense that you're going to have a good time, and the game is a bonus. The staff is very helpful in every way. If you need help finding your seat, locating a bathroom, or just need general information, Hops employees are easy to find and ready to help. The field is so open and inviting that you would have to try very hard not to have a good time.

  60. Ashford University Field - Home of the Clinton LumberKings

    Ashford University Field isn't the fanciest stadium around. There are no big video boards or constant between innings filler just to have something to watch. This stadium is about baseball. It has a pleasant feel, the people are friendly, and the price is right. If you are in Iowa or passing through, this should be on your list of places to see.

  61. Lindquist Field - Home of the Ogden Raptors

    The beauty of minor league baseball is that there is so much to see, and it is a great way to get to know the United States. If you are planning a future MiLB road trip, be sure to keep Utah, and specifically a trip to Lindquist Field in Ogden on your potential agenda. You'll be in for a real treat with some of the best views in all of baseball.

  62. The Diamond - Home of the Richmond Flying Squirrels

    The Diamond may not be a classic park or a state-of-the-art retro park, but they don't do anything wrong and are exceptional in some areas, serving a dedicated fan base in the busy capital of Virginia.

  63. Smith's Ballpark - Home of the Salt Lake Bees

    While the ballpark itself has a bit of a generic feel, there’s still a lot to like about the experience of seeing a Bees game. Without a doubt though, the majestic view of the Wasatch Mountains, highlighted by Mount Olympus directly behind center field is the absolute highlight of a game at Smith’s Ballpark. There may be no better view in all of sports.

  64. The Diamond - Home of the Lake Elsinore Storm

    With the size of The Diamond and its aesthetic appeal, the yard here could serve very well for a Triple A organization. If I were to have one minor gripe here, it would be its size. Despite the aesthetic appeal, the seating capacity, and perhaps the size as well, may be just a bit too high for a Single A organization. Aside from its vast size for Single A standards, one should not miss the opportunity to experience a game in Lake Elsinore.

  65. Spectrum Field - Home of the Clearwater Threshers

    Even regular season games carry that laid-back spring training vibe. It's easy to just relax, and take a stroll around the outfield concourse, gaze over the practice fields and imagine that they're all filled with young hopefuls working on PFP (pitcher's fielding practice) or getting in some extra reps. You can watch the pitchers warm up in the two-tiered bullpen from the tiki bar in the left field corner, and let your kids run wild on the grassy berms from left-center to right.

  66. LewisGale Field at Salem Memorial Baseball Stadium - Home of the Salem Red Sox

    Say what you will about the Red Sox, but their minor league system is universally above-average in facilities and amenities, and LewisGale is no exception. LewisGale Field at Salem Memorial Ballpark is a great park, with excellent concessions, at a very reasonable prices, but despite that, the franchise still seems to have problems getting people to come.

  67. Dr Pepper Ballpark - Home of the Frisco RoughRiders

    Dr Pepper Ballpark offers a little bit of everything. The bullpens that are built into the stands, which makes you feel closer to the on-field action. There is the Kroger pool area in right center field available for up to 25 people which can be rented to host parties. In left field, there is a party deck that can be rented to host business meetings or parties. There is a playground for fans between the ages of 5-10 that is open through the 8th inning. Frisco keeps fans engaged between innings as Deuce, the mascot, and cheer squad entertain with contests. The overall atmosphere is a very entertaining one and well worth a trip to take in the experience.

  68. First National Bank Field - Home of the Greensboro Grasshoppers

    There are so many wonderful aspects to attending a game at NewBridge Bank Park. The team staff is as nice as any you'll find, the environment is comfortable and the product on the field is extremely solid. The old saying "there's too much of a good thing" can creep in at times, though. If fans would realize what they have in Greensboro and the game day staff would dial back on the need for incessant sound effects and promotions, a Grasshoppers game could creep into the discussion with Durham and some of their counterparts at higher levels.

  69. Community Field - Home of the Burlington Bees

    Like many of the stadiums in the Midwest League, Community Field has an old time feel to it. You won't get many bells and whistles when you attend the game but that is the charm of the stadium. You can spend very little money and sit back, relax, and enjoy a ballgame.

  70. McCoy Stadium - Home of the Pawtucket Red Sox

    The end of an era looks as though it may be coming for the PawSox as the team is looking for a new stadium in Providence. McCoy Stadium will turn 75 years old in 2017. While it may be an older ballpark, it still has its charm, and fans should come out to see the ballpark one last time (possibly) in 2016.

  71. Joe O'Brien Field - Home of the Elizabethton Twins

    The park is certainly family-friendly. Kids roam free, but are not a nuisance. There's a nice area under the radio booth for disabled seating that has fantastic views of the action at home plate. Reserved seats are $6, and are bucket seats attached to bleachers, raised above field level. General Admission prices are lower, and are all bleacher-only, or bring-your-own chairs.

  72. Arvest Ballpark - Home of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals

    The atmosphere during a game is a fun one to say the least. The crowd is lively and energetic, and you can tell that this park is really the place to be on a summer afternoon.

  73. Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville - Home of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

    In the shadow of Everbank Stadium, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, is another venue that is more than worth a visit. The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville has been open since 2003, but baseball in Jacksonville has a much longer and more storied history. Baseball has been continuous in the city since 1904 (except for 1969), with the Suns making the Southern League playoffs 14 times and winning five championships since 1970.

  74. Edward A. LeLacheur Park - Home of the Lowell Spinners

    Whether or not you enjoy the game day experience at LeLacheur Park may depend entirely on your age. One thing is for sure, the Spinners staff certainly do try. They try hard, very hard. That may be their biggest problem in fact. There are sound effects, video clips, PA announcements, and exhortations for fans to clap their hands and/or stomp their feet between every single pitch all game long. For the great many children in the stands, these distractions from the action are welcome. They are more than happy to oblige, and the aluminum stands at LeLacheur Park are perfect for jumping up and down and making lots of noise. It doesn't take long for all this noise to annoy many fans in attendance, but many others enjoy the experience thoroughly.

  75. Medlar Field at Lubrano Park - Home of the State College Spikes

    For most sports fans, the town of State College, Pennsylvania is known as the home of Penn State. No doubt, this is a university town even in the summer, but the only sport available at this time is minor league baseball. The State College Spikes of the Class A short-season New York-Penn League (NYPL) play on the PSU campus at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, just across the street from Beaver Stadium, home of Nittany Lions football.

  76. Intimidators Stadium - Home of the Kannapolis Intimidators

    The drive to CMC-NorthEast Stadium is unlike many others. A winding road takes one through what almost appears to be a forest, as the small road cuts through the trees. The ballpark suddenly appears from the trees to the left, surrounded by a large parking lot. Though Interstate 85 is nearby, it is never an intrusion. This allows fans to focus on the game in front of them and the conversations with their friends around them.

  77. Classic Park - Home of the Lake County Captains

    Classic Park is home to the Lake County Captains of the Midwest League. The Single-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians is located nearby downtown and is one of various minor league teams that are within close access to its parent club. The 6,157 seat ballpark is set in a residential/retail neighborhood and is located a few miles north of I-90. There are many positive aspects inside the stadium, but its location to bars, restaurants, retail and even downtown Cleveland, will be a huge drawing card to any outside visitor or traveler.

  78. Fifth Third Ballpark - Home of the West Michigan Whitecaps

    In January 2014, a fire broke out and destroyed most of the first base side of the ballpark. The club worked feverishly to have the ballpark ready for opening day that season, and had completed all repairs in time for the Midwest league All-Star Game that summer. In some ways, the fire was a blessing. It allowed the club to move ahead with some renovations that needed to be made including a new team shop, new craft beer area, offices and a new deck area in right field, and improved wi-fi throughout the ballpark. Overall, Fifth Third Ballpark is a lovely stadium with good food, may comfortable viewing options, and an ideal affiliation with the Tigers across the state.

  79. Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark - Home of the Oklahoma City Dodgers

    The park does a great job of paying homage to the history of baseball in the area. Pictures of Oklahoma State and the University of Oklahoma baseball teams from 100 years ago and pictures of other teams of the past litter the walls. There are also statues outside the park commemorating famous baseball players from the state of Oklahoma like Johnny Bench, Warren Spahn, and Mickey Mantle.

  80. Brent Brown Ballpark - Home of the Orem Owlz

    There may not be a better-priced ticket for any professional sport in the state. $12 lands you front row seats behind home plate (if you buy them in time), and $4 gets you general admission seats on the grass. A definite plus is the location. Beautiful views of the Wasatch Mountain Range to the west are available to nearly anyone in the stadium, but more visible to those sitting on the first base side.

  81. Centennial Field - Home of the Vermont Lake Monsters

    Centennial Field is a historic park, and as with many such parks still in use, the expansion has gone wide instead of up. The venerable grandstand is surrounded by a wide exterior walkway that runs around the park from left field to right field, past the main entrance by home plate. All the concessions are located in this outer ring in order to help with crowd flow. The grandstand runs from third base to first base behind home plate, topped with a wooden press box under the reserved seating awning.

  82. FNB Field - Home of the Harrisburg Senators

    Antiquated Riverside Stadium is an afterthought here in Harrisburg. Now it is Metro Bank Park, and it offers a great value baseball experience in one of the most unique settings around. A baseball fan, or even a fan of a good entertainment experience should make a trip to see the stadium and surroundings.

  83. Everett Memorial Stadium - Home of the Everett AquaSox

    The fans that sit right behind the plate are knowledgeable. Once you get out to the fringe parts of the park you may see the more casual fan. The AquaSox draw well, although the stadium is not 100% filled to capacity on most nights. It still has a consistent fan base in attendance. The short season of the Northwest League tends to compress attendance into a shorter timespan.

  84. Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium - Home of the San Antonio Missions

    Even though Wolff Stadium is the oldest park in the Texas League, it has kept up to date through numerous renovations over the years. The team's ownership expertise in owning several franchises is evident in the high level of attention they pay to fan comfort.

  85. Five County Stadium - Home of the Carolina Mudcats

    A good ballpark with some unique amenities, Five County Stadium is worth a visit if you are in the area. It's a bit out of the way, but worth the drive, with great sight lines, its own restaurant, and lots of energy.

  86. Coolray Field - Home of the Gwinnett Braves

    Coolray Field has a truly small-town baseball feel to it, while still being on the immediate outskirts of one of the country's larger cities. Located just off I-85 in the Atlanta suburbs of Gwinnett County, the park has a distinct smaller community feel. Couple that, however, with the fact that the park is just 37 miles from Turner Field and the heart of the Braves organization and their passionate fan base, and you really get a rare mix of Braves fandom and small town support.

  87. First Tennessee Park - Home of the Nashville Sounds

    First Tennessee Park is a modern facility that attempts to be the envy of any other Triple-A stadium in the country. It is sleek, urban, hip, and pure Nashville. It was designed to incorporate the city's musical and baseball heritage. The location markers feature images of former players from the Sounds, Negro League teams, and the Vols. The iconic Sulphur Dell sign dominates the back of the metal backstop in center field, and there are musical themed guitar picks, clef symbols, and strings that adorn the concourses, aisles, chairs, and signage throughout the stadium.

  88. The Ballpark at Jackson - Home of the Jackson Generals

    The Ballpark at Jackson is literally located right on the Interstate. It's so close that you can see the tops of semi trucks driving by when you're looking towards the outfield. You would be hard pressed to find anything wrong with the concession stands at the Ballpark at Jackson. There are more than enough menu items to satisfy the hungry baseball fan, and there are plenty of concession windows to keep the lines short.

  89. Harbor Park - Home of the Norfolk Tides

    Harbor Park is situated in downtown Norfolk next to the Elizabeth River. There is a constant smell of salt water and the sound of blaring horns from ships in the distance. The views over the outfield walls are majestic and you will never second guess where you are in town. Between the sounds in the distance, the aroma of food, and the cacophony of fans in the crowd, there is a lot to take in as you walk around the stadium.

  90. PNC Field - Home of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

    Besides the field and lower bowl, very little remains from the old park. While the old park was state of the art when it opened in 1989, nobody could have foreseen the building boom that was to come in the minor leagues during the 1990's which would make the place obsolete by the 2000's. Along with the new park came a new nickname for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre franchise - a name the team contest resulted in the RailRiders being picked, but because the Porcupines names finished second it is featured prominently in the team's logo.

  91. Shrine on Airline - Home of the New Orleans Baby Cakes

    As Zephyr Field concludes its 17th year of service, the New Orleans Zephyrs continue to provide families in the greater New Orleans region with their only taste of professional baseball in the state of Louisiana. Now a Triple-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins, some luster has worn off since the Zephyrs were connected with the much more closely located Houston Astros (many New Orleanians were, and still are, Astros fans).

    While the days of closely watching your favorite Astros prospects work their way up the ladder are gone, the Zephyrs still remain a wonderful outing for families. From the pool in right field, to Friday Fireworks, the playground in the right field concourse, and the kid friendly Boudreaux and Clotile mascots, a night at Zephyr Field is worth the price of admission.

  92. G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium - Home of the Potomac Nationals

    Pfitzner Stadium may be on its last legs (although the team has stated they will stay through 2018), but despite somewhat spartan accommodations, this can still be a great place to see a ballgame. As the big club Nationals have improved, interest in the farm teams has grown, as well. This park is less than 30 miles southwest of Nationals Park, and offers an outstanding value for the baseball fan who perhaps can’t afford good seats in DC.

  93. Roger Dean Stadium - Home of the Jupiter Hammerheads

    Overall, Roger Dean Stadium succeeds on many levels: small but cool neighborhood, free parking, and essentially open seating with great sightlines. With two teams playing there, it would be tough to find a day on which there is no game. Make sure to keep Jupiter in mind as a potential stadium stopping point on your next Florida trip.

  94. Cooley Law School Stadium - Home of the Lansing Lugnuts

    As you enter through the main gate behind home plate, you reach the concourse and see the field below you. Down the aisles, you'll find 19 rows of green plastic seats stretching from dugout to dugout. There are cupholders for each seat, and about average leg room. Other than that, most of the seating consists of metal bleachers with green plastic backs. They're reasonably comfortable as bleachers go, and have slightly better than average leg room.

  95. Pioneer Park - Home of the Greeneville Astros

    Pioneer Park is a great stadium, with a wide concourse, chairback seats with cup holders in all areas, a very friendly staff, and an interactive mascot. The park looks sharp both inside and out - the front entrance features beautiful brickwork, a raised garden, and even a large concrete baseball to set the stage for the event.

  96. William Hammond Stadium - Home of the Fort Myers Miracle

    Some people have a soft spot for their hometown teams, and this shows here. Being a retirement hub, plenty of Fort Myers transplants choose the area based on their allegiances to the Twins and Red Sox, and while there is no Red Sox FSL affiliate, the Miracle can fill that hole in their sports soul nicely.

  97. NYSEG Stadium - Home of the Binghamton Rumble Ponies

    NYSEG Stadium is located on the eastern edge of downtown Binghamton, NY. The 6,000-seat facility is entering its third decade hosting the Binghamton Mets, the AA Eastern League affiliate of the New York Mets. Bordering the main rail line through a depressed area of town, the location and stadium layout leave something to be desired, but NYSEG Stadium offers a good value for your dollar and features some of the best food in the minors.

  98. Dozer Park - Home of the Peoria Chiefs

    Dozer Park is just over ten years old and a is very nice facility. The Firehouse Team Store contains all the Chiefs merchandise you could ever need. The store is just to the left of the main gate as you enter the park.

  99. First Data Field - Home of the St. Lucie Mets

    The stadium was built in 1987, but for the most part still looks as good as the day it opened. The façade has a fresh and modern look with the all-glass press and suite elevator, and the landscaping around the park is simply breathtaking. Plus, the design of the park allows for a breeze almost nonstop.

  100. Rawhide Ballpark - Home of the Visalia Rawhide

    Rawhide Ballpark is a great example of a small setting enhancing the atmosphere. The many quirks of the park itself immediately create a unique feel. The grandstand is built on top of a large curved stone with no support structure, making the stadium take on a very natural feel. The stone itself is painted with pennants on one side and cartoon characters representing all past MLB affiliations on the other. The right field wall turns into a barn at one point with a section for viewing from ground level through a chain link fence. The berm is massive and wraps from first base around the right field foul pole and behind the right field fence, providing a large family area with picnic tables and blankets. Down the left field line is the Cold Zone and Snakebite Saloon, which can be accessed with separate admission or as a reserved party.

  101. Richmond County Bank Ballpark - Home of the Staten Island Yankees

    Although New York City area ballparks have been romanticized over the decades, with its grand architecture and quirky dimensions, Richmond County Bank ballpark has arguably the most beautiful skyline view in the history of Big Apple baseball.

  102. Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium - Home of the Frederick Keys

    The design of the stadium is the norm now. The concourse is in full view of the field so that one can always stay engaged with the game action. This concourse is pretty small and would likely now be designed to be a bit bigger than what it is currently. It can be a tight squeeze moving around the concourse between and during innings.

  103. Veterans Memorial Stadium - Home of the Cedar Rapids Kernels

    Veterans Memorial Stadium doesn't have the big video boards or the most up to date stadium around. It does have a pleasant atmosphere, a good value, and nice people. Simply put, Veterans Memorial Stadium is a nice place to sit back, enjoy a drink, and watch a ballgame.

  104. Hank Aaron Stadium - Home of the Mobile BayBears

    The Mobile BayBears do an excellent job of honoring baseball in Mobile throughout the venue. Whether it is their Hall of Fame at the entrance, seats and photos from various stadiums connected to the players from Mobile, or reproductions of sports pages about baseball and Mobile, the team makes sure that fans know how special Mobile finds baseball.

  105. Space Coast Stadium - Home of the Brevard County Manatees

    Although more than 20 years old, Space Coast Stadium appears brand new, likely due to a large number of improvements that have been recently implemented. Wide-open and the home of good fans, this ballpark is highly recommended as a good place to begin a Florida State League stadium journey.

  106. Southwest University Park - Home of the El Paso Chihuahuas

    The park itself is modeled after the old train station, which is almost right next door. The roofing and columns definitely resemble an old-school train station. In fact, during the games you'll hear and even feel the train going by as it chugs along beyond the first base stands. Looking out beyond the park you get a view of the mountains, as well as the rest of El Paso. It's definitely a unique view and feel.

  107. Northwestern Medicine Field - Home of the Kane County Cougars

    This is a great ballpark to splurge on the food and beverage options, as the Cougars have a wide variety of great food to satisfy every member of the family regardless of their taste preference. The home plate stand and baseline bites stands have a wide variety of the usual ballpark fare. A great feature that is sure to catch on at ballparks around the country is the Cougars Craft Beer Cave which is located on the concourse down the left field line and is a restaurant style walk in cooler with more craft beer than you can imagine in a ballpark all for $6.

  108. Lake Olmstead Stadium - Home of the Augusta GreenJackets

    On the banks of what looks and feels like a quiet, lazy river, Lake Olmstead Stadium is a quiet, peaceful ballpark. It comes with all the basics and a few clever additions which make it unique to the area. Just down the road from the famed golf course of Augusta National, a quiet evening or afternoon to see an Augusta GreenJackets game is well worth your time.

  109. L.P. Frans Stadium - Home of the Hickory Crawdads

    The entry through the gates into L.P. Frans Stadium provides a view of a lot of brick. This is a great thing, because all of the brick around you really lends a "homey" southern feel to the park. It is also a bit of a bad thing, because the "money shot" of the expanse of the park opening before you is not available as you enter the park. The day's lineups are straight ahead of you on one of the aforementioned brick walls, which is one of the traditional touches found in many minor league parks in the Carolinas.

  110. Eastwood Field - Home of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers

    Despite its bland surroundings in the rear of an eastern-Ohio mall, Eastwood Field makes up for it with a surprisingly wide selection of food and drink at very affordable prices, serving up a good venue for a day out at the ballpark.

  111. Calfee Park - Home of the Pulaski Yankees

    Calfee Park is a great historic venue that has undergone a fan renaissance with the new team. It has solid food offerings and great overall affordability that overcomes its somewhat limited environs in a tiny Virginia town.

  112. Dodd Stadium - Home of the Connecticut Tigers

    Dodd Stadium is a bit of an adventure to find if you have never been to it, but once you get to it, it is a fine minor league experience! The food, parking, and tickets all will not hurt your wallet. You will also see some fine young players who are fighting their way to make it to the majors. If you are looking for cheap, entertaining, and well played baseball, Dodd Stadium is the place for you.

  113. American Legion Field - Home of the Danville Braves

    The best thing about Legion Field is the Blue Reserved section - this section is covered, features chair back seats with cup holders, has ceiling fans to help keep you cool, and even has wait staff to take your order and bring you food and drinks during the game. This section is located behind home plate, and sits higher than any other - in an interesting aesthetic, the stands seem to very slowly decrease in height as you move from home plate toward first and third bases.

  114. San Jose Municipal Stadium - Home of the San Jose Giants

    The stadium is now over 70 years old and much of the main structure has remained unchanged. However, the organization continues to make improvements to the venue which include the new entryway, a resealed main bowl of seating and an awning down the first base line.

  115. Kindrick Legion Field - Home of the Helena Brewers

    Kindrick Legion Field exemplifies all the positive qualities of Montana, and then some. Nestled under Montana’s famous “Big Sky,” the stadium is encapsulated by the picture perfect landscape that is Montana. While in attendance, a fan gets a glimpse of the glorious northern side of Mount Helena, a mountain that overlooks the southern side of the Queen City.

  116. Melaleuca Field - Home of the Idaho Falls Chukars

    Idaho Falls has had a team in the Pioneer League since 1940 with various nicknames over the years, often just borrowing the mascot of their parent major league club. In 2004, the fans of Idaho Falls voted to permanently call their team the Chukars. A chukar is a game bird, also known as a partridge, that was introduced from Europe and thrives all over Idaho. As a mascot, it is only slightly less intimidating than a previous Idaho Falls incarnation, the Russets (a type of potato). But Chukars is also a very unique mascot not likely to be duplicated, plus it sounds kind of tough if you don’t know what it is. Melaleuca Field can hold up to 3,600 loyal Chukar fans during the Pioneer League’s short, but very pleasant June through September season.

  117. LECOM Park - Home of the Bradenton Marauders

    While McKechnie Field has been around awhile, the team has steadily made improvements to bring amenities up to current standards while still maintaining the integrity of the original design, one that now has reached 90 years.

  118. Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium - Home of the Aberdeen IronBirds

    Ripken Stadium is a very nicely designed stadium. It was obviously designed while looking at what went right and went wrong in baseball design in the late 1990s. The result has often been that the stadium has felt a bit impersonal. The 2014 addition of "Ripken Orange" fences is a welcome attempt at making the place seem warmer, as well as tying into the parent Baltimore Oriole organization. The fences do look much better in person than they appear on paper.

  119. Whitaker Bank Ballpark - Home of the Lexington Legends

    The Legends have found their niche in the minor league baseball universe with their signature mustache logo it adopted off their mascot's face. The logo is featured on field caps, t-shirts, baby bibs and countless other merchandise. It is a solid brand for the team and has become one of the hottest symbols across the country. It is said that almost all 50 states have at least someone ordering the signature ball cap online.

  120. PK Park - Home of the Eugene Emeralds

    At PK Park, it is blatantly obvious who this ballpark caters to: the University of Oregon. Logos and wordmarks from the well-funded university are splashed all over the stadium, and while aesthetically it looks good, the Emeralds have been relegated to a second tenant. A few touches try to change that (like the Sasquatch peering from outside the women's bathroom), but in the end, there is a real shadow from Autzen Stadium in the distance.

  121. State Mutual Stadium - Home of the Rome Braves

    The park itself isn't anything monumental, but the statues as you walk in are a reflection of the local pride in the team. Some of the cooler features of the park include berms, stools and picnic tables in both left and right field, making it a nice place to relax and watch a game, even without premium seating. The main concourse and stands are pretty average, if not boring. The walkable concourse doesn't have views of the field, although you can lap the stadium on a narrow walkway through the stands. The field is pretty average, but a good-sized scoreboard stands out in left-center field.

  122. Cheney Stadium - Home of the Tacoma Rainiers

    Cheney Stadium is your classic Triple-A stadium. It has that community feel to it as well as a clean and friendly atmosphere. There are various seating options, which offer different perspectives to the game. All offer great sightlines so that you can catch all of the action up-close and personal. The left field foul territory offers picnic seating on risers so that each table can catch the action. The right field foul territory offers grass seating on a nice hill. Behind the plate you will find the seated bronze statue of Ben Cheney, who is just part of the crowd.

  123. Boyce Cox Field - Home of the Bristol Pirates

    The acoustics at Boyce Cox Field sometimes feel void, but the layout of the field contributes to this. There is a hill on the third base side where spectators can bring their own chairs and sit to watch the game, as well as plenty of room for kids to play and chase foul balls without fear of losing them due to the fenced in area. The view from the hill is great and you'll find many regulars here.

  124. Hunter Wright Stadium - Home of the Kingsport Mets

    The fans here love to cheer. The Mets have developed a great following over the decades in Kingsport, and their fans are not afraid to let the umpires know when a bad call has been made. It's a fun atmosphere and family oriented. Although you have the very vocal fans, they are not foul-mouthed or extremely rude, they just love their team.

  125. Dwyer Stadium - Home of the Batavia Muckdogs

    Dwyer Stadium is full of little surprises for the visitor and provides a straight-forward, cost-conscious evening of baseball for all comers.

  126. Cashman Field - Home of the Las Vegas 51s

    Atmosphere and entertainment is right in the meaty part of the bell curve for a minor league ballpark. The ball club does the normal cute games in-between innings that include some Las Vegas flare, such as using oversized dice for people to try to roll the highest number. There are also a couple slot machines in the concourse where you can take a free spin to try to win prizes. Cosmo the mascot does a great job of keeping fans entertained and really creates a nice family atmosphere. The stadium and concourse is also nicely painted in 51s colors so you know exactly where you are at all times.

  127. ARM & HAMMER Park - Home of the Trenton Thunder

    Attending a game is still quite fun and there have been vast improvements to the park to enhance a visit that includes a modern 21 x 68 inch high definition video board in right field, cup holders on every seat, and an expanded picnic area. However, the main entrance to the stadium remains the same - a simply elegant design featuring a brick exterior and green canopy.

  128. Sam Suplizio Field - Home of the Grand Junction Rockies

    The Grand Junction Rockies do a fantastic job on keeping fans engaged and interested. Seeing a game at Sam Suplizio Field is a great way to see future MLB players at a cheap cost.

  129. Falcon Park - Home of the Auburn Doubledays

    The park underwent some recent renovations. A scoreboard from a less-recent renovation sits in center field to keep fans up on the action, and the playing field and sound system underwent an upgrade during the 2014 off season, leveling of the outfield and getting new waterproof speakers for clear game announcements to the entire park.

  130. Northeast Delta Dental Stadium - Home of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats

    If you can find affordable parking, the Fisher Cats' home at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium gives a cost-efficient way to watch a ballgame in a park with a few unique quirks.

  131. Centene Stadium - Home of the Great Falls Voyagers

    The Great Falls fans, as is the case for fans throughout the entire state of Montana, are simply, the best. Hospitality is commonplace for every Montanan. Sources say Montana, may in fact, be the "last best place" in the world.

  132. Security Bank Ballpark - Home of the Midland RockHounds

    Baseball has been a staple in the Midland community since 1972 at which time they were a Double A team for the Chicago Cubs. Walking around the stadium and looking at the banners of players that have worked their way through Midland on their way to amazing careers, you can understand why there's a special nostalgia in Midland. From Fernando Valenzuela to Bruce Sutter, there have been many great players that at one time have called Midland their home.

  133. Ogren Park at Allegiance Field - Home of the Missoula Osprey

    Behind the scenes, Ogren Park at Allegiance Field has a relatively tumultuous history. The stadium is built on a reclaimed lumber mill site and it is an infill project in the middle of Missoula. With any large infill project, there is neighborhood opposition, environmental issues (especially building next to a river), and the inevitable lawsuits. To make a long story short, the City of Missoula has taken over ownership of the stadium and hopefully put it and the team on a firm financial footing from here on out.

  134. Gesa Stadium - Home of the Tri-City Dust Devils

    Formerly known as Posse Stadium, Tri-City Stadium, and Dust Devils Stadium, Gesa Stadium opened in 1995. In 2007, a 137 foot high sunshade was added down the first base line. There is no cover from rain in the seating area. Seats are mostly aluminum benches but there are four or five rows of real seats with backs available.

  135. Roger Dean Stadium - Home of the Palm Beach Cardinals

    The stadium is beautiful, built with a Mediterranean feel of stucco and clay typical to most newer buildings in Florida. Its proximity to Interstate 95 and Florida's Turnpike also makes it easy to get to, meaning it's about as centrally-located in the area as possible. Also, the sound and video board are clear, loud, and easy to read.

  136. Calvin Falwell Field - Home of the Lynchburg Hillcats

    The ballpark is naturally designed into a hillside, and this creates almost a natural amphitheatre curved around the diamond. It's too bad that seating was not located at a higher elevation to take advantage of the beautiful hilly surroundings in the region. Instead, fans barely see the hills off in the distance beyond the outfield wall stacked with double-decker ads.

  137. NBT Bank Stadium - Home of the Syracuse Chiefs

    Syracuse's baseball history is displayed in a few spots at NBT Bank Stadium. The Syracuse Baseball Wall of Fame is tucked into one of the corners of the concourse and is worth checking out. It started in 1998 and there are some recognizable plaques that you will find. Be sure to read Tex Simone's profile as he has been the main executive for decades in the organization.

  138. Burlington Athletic Stadium - Home of the Burlington Royals

    Burlington clearly honors its baseball history. There are banners around the ballpark honoring the all-time Burlington Indians team, along with a plaque memorializing the team's former broadcaster. There are also banners commemorating the former Burlington Royals who are now big leaguers. As the numerous signs around the park point out, the future starts here.

  139. Prince George's Stadium - Home of the Bowie Baysox

    Bowie prides themselves on offering a family atmosphere and a place where the entire family can enjoy baseball. The true fan can enjoy the quality play, while the kids can enjoy the carousel, bounce houses and face painting offered. In-game promotions are also offered to keep the atmosphere fresh and fun. The team tries to keep it happening in between innings so as to not distract from the game.

  140. TVA Credit Union Ballpark - Home of the Johnson City Cardinals

    If you are looking to spend an evening in Johnson City, attending a game at HJF with the Cards is a decent choice. It may not provide a ton of excitement, but the stadium is easy to get around and not very crowded, and it will cost you less than a night at the movies.

  141. John Thurman Field - Home of the Modesto Nuts

    On a warm summer evening, John Thurman Field is a great place to catch a game. It has great sightlines, proper amount of extra entertainment and the fans are engaged.

  142. New Britain Stadium - Home of the New Britain Rock Cats

    The Rock Cats will move to Hartford next season and become the Yard Goats. The ballpark's attendance record was broken in their final home game when 8,672 fans watched and said their good-bye.

  143. Monongalia County Ballpark - Home of the West Virginia Black Bears

    Judging any brand-new stadium is not quite fair, but even as it now stands, Monongalia County Ballpark is a solid (but not exceptional) entry all-around at a good value, with some unique features that may develop into detriments or benefits to the stadium experience.

  144. Dutchess Stadium - Home of the Hudson Valley Renegades

    Amazingly, Dutchess Stadium was built in a mere 71 days. Though there are no discernible features to make this ballpark really stand out, it is still a fine place to watch a game, as long as you're sitting in the right sections. Setting the scene is a beautiful backdrop of towering trees just beyond the outfield wall. Along with the rolling hills behind the right corner of the outfield, it is a view that is serene and typical of the Hudson Valley. There is also some lovely landscaping in along the third base line.

  145. Bowling Green Ballpark - Home of the Bowling Green Hot Rods

    The ballpark is clean, cozy, and comfortable. It has all the elements needed to provide comfort to the ballpark patron. Bowling Green Ballpark features a few great vantage points to make the fan experience a little special.

  146. Charlotte Sports Park - Home of the Charlotte Stone Crabs

    The best thing about Charlotte Sports Park is that it gives the community a bit of an identity. This region took a lot of hits and damage during the 2004 hurricane season, and then the departure of the Texas Rangers. The return of baseball via the Tampa Bay Rays fits nicely. It's a pleasant little stadium with plenty to offer in terms of entertainment diversions.

  147. H.P. Hunnicutt Field - Home of the Princeton Rays

    Hunnicutt Field may not be the best park in the Appalachian League, but it is worthwhile if you live nearby and want to take in a game. If you pick the right night, your visit could be free -- or at least nearly so.

  148. Florida Auto Exchange Stadium - Home of the Dunedin Blue Jays

    While many teams have shifted spring training venues over the decades and in some cases moved back and forth between Florida and Arizona, Toronto’s relationship with Dunedin has been a constant and the Blue Jays are synonymous with this suburban bedroom community on the outskirts of St.Petersburg/Clearwater.

  149. Security Service Field - Home of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox

    Security Service Field is the highest baseball stadium in the US at 6,531 feet above sea level. The seating area and stadium design face the plains area and some housing developments. Although it would be nice to get a good view of Pikes Peak and the Rocky Mountains, the sun setting in the west would be a distraction to hitters.

  150. Memorial Stadium - Home of the Boise Hawks

    There is nothing much in the immediate area of the stadium. It is located on a 4 lane highway with not a whole lot to see or do within walking distance. Memorial Stadium is adjacent to the Western Idaho Fairgrounds.

  151. Whataburger Field - Home of the Corpus Christi Hooks

    Corpus Christi is an amazing port city and a great city for baseball. From the moment you pull up to the stadium, you notice the excitement in the faces of the fans. The field includes a wide variety of concession stands, plenty of space in the outfield to observe the game (including behind see-through bullpens), kids play areas, and, of course, a fair number of luxury suites on the second level. The fixed seating capacity was limited to just over five thousand in order to produce a more intimate setting for spectators.

  152. Volcanoes Stadium - Home of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes

    Volcanoes Stadium was the impetus for the return of baseball to Oregon's third largest metropolitan area during the late '90s. While the ballpark location in Keizer is not as great as Salem would be, it is a simple place to get to. Unfortunately, the stadium was not designed all that well, and the entire experience at a Volcanoes game is poor when compared to the rest of the Northwest League.

  153. Grayson Stadium - Home of the Savannah Sand Gnats

    The Sand Gnats will move on from Grayson Stadium and will begin a new era as the Columbia Fireflies.

  154. Bowen Field - Home of the Bluefield Blue Jays

    Bowen Field is certainly not the premier park to visit in the Appalachian League, but provides an inexpensive way to take in a baseball game, and has some fun elements.

  155. Dickey-Stephens Park - Home of the Arkansas Travelers

    Dickey-Stephens Park is a good experience. The atmosphere is an adult one, especially with features such as the Beer Garden. If you are a fan who really enjoys baseball stadiums for the sake of baseball, this probably is not the park for you.

  156. George M. Steinbrenner Field - Home of the Tampa Yankees

    Former New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner used to love Tampa. In fact, his office and base of operations was right here, and his New York Yankees have a long and robust spring training history which goes back more than a half century in the Tampa Bay area.

    So in true Yankees grandiose style, they built themselves a temple to baseball. Originally named “Legends Field,” this facility is located directly across the street from Raymond James Stadium, home of the NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Legends Field opened to rave reviews in 1996, and helped inspire larger and more opulent spring training venues by peer baseball teams. After Steinbrenner’s death in 2010, the stadium was renamed in his honor.

  157. Pohlman Field - Home of the Beloit Snappers

    There is nothing about Pohlman Field that would even hint at "must-see" or leave you with a once-in-a-lifetime feeling, but there is something very attractive about the sparseness that you find when you arrive at a Beloit Snappers game.

  158. Sam Lynn Ballpark - Home of the Bakersfield Blaze

    "Historic" Sam Lynn Ballpark lies just north of downtown Bakersfield. The word historic tends to be a distinction thrown around a lot in baseball to align with venues like Fenway Park and Wrigley Field, but sometimes in the minor leagues the word "historic" can be confused with the word "old.”Sam Lynn Ballpark is decidedly old, but historic feels like a bit of a misnomer.

  159. Heritage Field - Home of the High Desert Mavericks

    Put it all together, and this is one of the more hidden ballparks in minor league baseball. California has 12 minor league parks, and this one is easily the most remote. Only the most hardcore baseball travel junky will make the trek into the Mojave for a subpar minor league experience.

  160. Chukchansi Park - Home of the Fresno Grizzlies

    Good site lines? Plenty of open seating? Tamales? Quite honestly, there aren't any noteworthy extras which is what makes the experience rate so low. I'll sum it up by saying the park itself has (or had) potential. But until it's cleaned up and some true frills are added, there's just not a whole lot if anything to get excited about.


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