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Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark

Oklahoma City, OK

Home of the Oklahoma City Dodgers

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Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark (map it)
2 S Mickey Mantle Dr
Oklahoma City, OK 73104


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Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark website

Year Opened: 1998

Capacity: 13,066

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Everything's OK in OKC

Professional baseball has been played in Oklahoma City almost uninterrupted since 1904. The current franchise has been in operation since 1962, when the Oklahoma City 89ers took the field as the Houston Colt .45s’ top affiliate. Name, affiliation, league and ballpark changes have occurred in the six decades since, but the team has remained a fixture at minor league baseball’s top level.

The Pacific Coast league underwent numerous affiliation switches after the 2014 season, and Oklahoma City was one of the cities caught up in the changes. When the dust had settled, the team was purchased by a group that included the Los Angeles Dodgers. As a result, the team would affiliate with the Dodgers, and the team name was changed from the RedHawks to the Dodgers.

Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark is located in the Bricktown Entertainment district of Oklahoma's capital city. Just like the team, the ballpark has undergone several name changes over the years before the facility's naming rights were purchased by the Chickasaw Nation in 2012. The ballpark, which seats just over 13,000, has had its capacity reduced to 9,000 in recent years through the use of several large banners which block off the upper deck in right field.

In addition as serving as home to the OKC Dodgers, the ballpark annually hosts the Big XII Baseball Tournament and the Bedlam Series between the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University. From 2006-2010 the ballpark served as host to the AAA Championship Game between the Pacific Coast League and the International League.

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What is FANFARE?

The FANFARE scale is our metric device for rating each stadium experience. It covers the following:

  • Food & Beverage
  • Atmosphere
  • Neighborhood
  • Fans
  • Access
  • Return on Investment
  • Extras

Each area is rated from 0 to 5 stars with 5 being the best. The overall composite score is the "FANFARE Score".

Food & Beverage    5

The permanent concession stands at The Brick are named Flashpoint Grilles, and all your ballpark staples can be found here. Hot dogs, burgers, bratwurst, chicken tenders and fries can all be purchased at these stands. Fans looking for snacks can choose from pretzels, mac and cheese bites, fried pickles, peanuts, cracker jacks, candy, chips and frito pies. Be warned, even though the hot dogs are touted as "Dodger Dogs," they are not the same dogs as their famous counterparts from Los Angeles.

If the variety at the main stands doesn't do it for you, there are several portable stands scattered throughout the concourse which increase the offerings here. JR's Family Bar-B-Q sells BBQ sandwiches and sides, Salsa offers up nachos and burritos, and Smokie's Sausage Shack offers hot dogs, bratwurst and assorted sausages. Fans looking to satisfy a sweet tooth will find Dippin' Dots stands throughout the concourse.

Pepsi products are featured at the Brick, as are a wide variety of adult beverages. Bud Light, Landshark, Beck's, Goose IPA, Rolling Rock, Hoegaarden, and many more brands can be found throughout the ballpark.

Atmosphere    3

The atmosphere at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark is typical of what you will find across the country at most minor league ballparks. There is a lot of activity going on in between innings to keep younger fans involved. Your typical promotions, such as t-shirt tosses, dugout dances, and 50/50 raffles can all be found here. The team employs two mascots, Brooklyn and Brix, to entertain the kids in attendance.

Despite the presence of many children at the ballpark, the atmosphere is surprisingly quiet and laid back at The Brick. There is a playground area in the outfield for children in attendance to let out some steam.

Neighborhood    5

The Brick is located in downtown Oklahoma City, and is a central piece of the Bricktown District, OKC's entertainment district. Formerly a major warehousing area, the area has been transformed since the building of the ballpark. Also located nearby is the Chesapeake Energy Arena, home of the Oklahoma City Thunder of the NBA, and the Cox Convention Center, former home of the AHL's Oklahoma City Barons.

Other nearby attractions include the Oklahoma City Zoo, the National Cowboy and Western Museum, the Myriad Botanical Gardens and the Harkins Theatre. The Oklahoma State Capitol and the Oklahoma City National Memorial are located a short drive away.

Bricktown offers a wonderful pre/postgame atmosphere within walking distance. Similar to San Antonio's famous River Walk, Bricktown features a canal that allows boat trips between the many restaurants. Some of the restaurants in the area are the Bricktown Brewery, Bourbon Street Café, Toby's Keith's I love this Bar and Grille, Fuzzy's Taco Shop, and the popular Mickey Mantle's Steakhouse.

The area provides lodging within walking distance with both a Hampton Inn and Suites and a Hilton Garden Inn located adjacent to the ballpark. Sheraton and Hilton hotels are located nearby, on the other side of the Cox Convention Center.

Fans    4

The stadium has reduced its capacity for Dodgers games to 9,000 by blocking off the upper deck on the right field side of the ballpark with several large banners.

The affiliation change to the Dodgers has not affected attendance at The Brick at all. Oklahoma City consistently ranks right in the middle of the PCL in terms of attendance, averaging between 6,000-7,000 fans per game annually.

As is the case in most minor league ballparks, the game is marketed towards families and groups, and this is indeed the case in OKC. At any game you will see children throughout the crowd enjoying the game and the accompanying atmosphere in downtown Oklahoma City.

Access    5

Getting to Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark is easy, as the ballpark is located just blocks from both Interstates 40 and 235. Traffic in the area is not too heavy, even during rush hour, and there is plentiful parking within a short walk of the park.

The Brick features a wide concourse that is easily navigated during a typical Dodgers game. The concourse completely encircles the field, and offers views of the action from most points. All seats at The Brick consist of green folding chairs with excellent sightlines. Lines at the concession stands and restrooms move quickly.

Return on Investment    3

Tickets at The Brick are priced at four different levels, ranging from $24 for seats behind home plate to $8 for seats on the berm. Field level seats cost $19, while right field corner seats and upper deck seats cost $14.

Parking is plentiful in many lots surrounding the ballpark, and will cost between 5-10 dollars. Veteran OKC baseball fans will seek out the limited on-street parking options in the neighborhood.

With concessions priced in line with other top level minor league parks, a Dodger game at the Brick offers families in the OKC area an affordable entertainment option.

Extras    3

Three statues honoring notable OKC area residents are located outside the three main entrances to The Brick. Mickey Mantle (third base), Johnny Bench (home plate), and Warren Spahn (right field) all have been immortalized in bronze. While Spahn is not an Oklahoma native, he settled in the area after serving as manager of the Tulsa Drillers from 1967-1971.

Baseball has been played in Oklahoma City since shortly after the Land Run of 1889. The original site of the settlers' ballfields is located within a block of The Brick.

There are murals honoring OKC's baseball history located throughout the concourse. Busts of many notable Oklahoma City baseball heroes line the plaza outside the ballpark on Mickey Mantle Way.

Final Thoughts

The Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark is a ballpark that has received numerous accolades since its opening nearly 20 years ago. It is aging well, and continues to be a great place to take in some minor league baseball at its highest level. The area around the ballpark only serves to make The Brick one of the top destinations on any ballpark chaser's bucket list. Be sure to give yourself some extra time to explore one of the region's most underrated cities.

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Crowd Reviews

Bricktown Ballpark

Total Score: 3.43

  • Food & Beverage: 3
  • Atmosphere 3
  • Neighborhood: 5
  • Fans: 3
  • Access: 4
  • RoI: 3
  • Extras: 3

If you are a baseball fan you have to love a ballpark located on Mickey Mantle Way. They have done a nice job of honoring Oklahoma's baseball heritage with beautiful statues of Oklahoma's very own Johnny Bench, Warren Spahn and Mickey Mantle located right outside the ballpark. Those statues should get any fan in the mood for baseball, in this case, Pacific Coast League AAA baseball. There are also plaques honoring many other MLB players that are from Oklahoma, which are a unique feature.

The ballpark originally opened as Southwestern Bell Bricktown Ballpark. In 2006 it was then renamed AT&T Bricktown Ballpark following the merger of Southwestern Bell and AT&T. In 2012, it was briefly renamed Newcastle Field at Bricktown, but was quickly again renamed Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark before the 2012 season.

It was built as a 13,066 seat ballpark, but that was a little too big, so the RedHawks covered almost 4000 seats in the upper deck, which provided them with advertising opportunities on the large seat covers.

The ballpark is host to the Big 12 Baseball Tournament; it is also home to two games of the Bedlam Series that pits the Oklahoma Sooners and the Oklahoma State Cowboys. It used to host the annual AAA Baseball National Championship Game when it was called The Bricktown Showcase between the International League and Pacific Coast League to determine the overall AAA Champion. Now the game is put out to the highest/best bidder to host each year.

Love Bricktown

Total Score: 3.86

  • Food & Beverage: 4
  • Atmosphere 3
  • Neighborhood: 5
  • Fans: 3
  • Access: 4
  • RoI: 4
  • Extras: 4

Bricktown is absolutely amazing I love this place. Unfortunately for the Redhawks fans they went from having one of the best products (Rangers AAA team) to having one of the worst (Astros AAA team). Still a great place to catch a game, I recommend Tapwerks there in Bricktown has a great selection of beers on tap.

Iowa Cubs vs. OKC Redhawks

Total Score: 3.86

  • Food & Beverage: 3
  • Atmosphere 5
  • Neighborhood: 5
  • Fans: 3
  • Access: 3
  • RoI: 4
  • Extras: 4

Food & Beverage: Don't remember

Atmosphere: Fantastic for a minor league game

Neighborhood: The stadium is in Bricktown which is a very cool area. Plenty of great restaurants around

Fans: Standard for a minor league team

Access: Right off the highway. I believe there is a giant parking garage right across the street

Return: Can't ask to get anything more out of a minor league game. Had a great time

Extras: There's a playground in center field for the kids and an indor area to cool off on those hot Oklahoma summer days and grab some food/beers in left field

Hit the Bricks

Total Score: 3.57

  • Food & Beverage: 5
  • Atmosphere 3
  • Neighborhood: 5
  • Fans: 3
  • Access: 3
  • RoI: 4
  • Extras: 2

The Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark has been the home of the Oklahoma City RedHawks since 1998. It has a capacity of 9,000 currently for RedHawks games and a total capacity of 13,066 fans. It also frequently hosts the Big 12 Baseball tournament and is located in the Bricktown Entertainment District of downtown Oklahoma City.

The RedHawks are currently the Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, though they have been affiliated in the past with the Texas Rangers, Philadelphia Phillies and Cleveland Indians. They have played in Oklahoma City since they were founded in 1962 and previously went by the Oklahoma RedHawks from 1998-2008 and the Oklahoma City 89ers from 1962-1997.

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Local Food & Drink

Bricktown Brewery  (map it!)

1 N Oklahoma Ave

Oklahoma City, OK 73104

(405) 232-2739

http://www.bricktownbrewery.com/

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill  (map it!)

310 Johnny Bench Dr

Oklahoma City, OK 73104

(405) 231-0254

http://www.tobykeithsbar.com/

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop  (map it!)

208 Johnny Bench Dr

Oklahoma City, OK 73104

(405) 602-3899

http://www.fuzzystacoshop.com/

RedPin Restaurant & Bowling Lounge  (map it!)

200 S Oklahoma Ave

Oklahoma City, OK 73104

(405) 702-8880

http://www.bowlredpin.com/

KD’s Southern Cuisine  (map it!)

224 Johnny Bench Dr

Oklahoma City, OK 73104

(405) 701-3535

http://kdsbricktown.com/

Marble Slab Creamery  (map it!)

216 Johnny Bench Dr

Oklahoma City, OK 73104

(405) 272-9112

http://www.marbleslab.com/country-select.aspx

TapWerks  (map it!)

121 East Sheridan Avenue

Oklahoma City, OK 73104

(405) 319-9599

http://www.tapwerks.com

Coach's  (map it!)

20 S Mickey Mantle Way

Oklahoma City, OK 73104

(405) 232-6224

http://www.yelp.com/biz/coachs-restaurant-oklahoma-city

Local Entertainment

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum  (map it!)

1700 NE 63rd St

Oklahoma City, OK 73111

(405) 478-2250

http://www.nationalcowboymuseum.org/

Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Garden  (map it!)

2000 Remington Pl

Oklahoma City, OK 73111

(405) 424-3344

http://www.okczoo.com/

Lodging

Hilton Garden Inn Oklahoma City  (map it!)

328 E Sheridan Ave

Oklahoma City, OK 73104

(405) 270-0588

http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/oklahoma/hilton-garden-inn-oklahoma-city-bricktown-OKCSAGI/index.html

Bricktown Hotel and Convention Center  (map it!)

2001 E Reno Ave

Oklahoma City, OK 73117

(405) 235-1647

http://bricktownhotelokc.com/

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