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Fred Stillwell Stadium

Kennesaw, GA

Home of the Kennesaw State Owls

2.9

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Fred Stillwell Stadium (map it)
Kennesaw State University Rd
Kennesaw, GA 30144


Kennesaw State Owls website

Fred Stillwell Stadium website

Year Opened: 1984

Capacity: 1,200

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The Owls' Nest

Stillwell Stadium is the home for Kennesaw State baseball, and it was built in 1984. The stadium is named after Fred Stillwell, who is a longtime friend and supporter of the university.

It’s not the biggest college baseball stadium, as it holds only 1,200 fans. However, over 1,300 people came to the game against Georgia Tech in 2012.

Stillwell Stadium is located right next to the campus main entrance which makes it easy for fans to get to as well leave each baseball game.

Of all the sports at KSU, baseball has had the most success, as they have won national titles in the NAIA and NCAA Division II level. So while Stillwell Stadium does not have the same atmosphere as a Georgia or Georgia Tech baseball game, it’s still a solid place to watch college baseball.

2.9

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    2

The one major downfall of Stillwell Stadium is the food. There is only one concession stand, and there is not a huge variety of food to choose from.

The concession stand consists of hot dogs, popcorn, candy and sodas, and the most expensive item on the menu is $4.00. So the prices for the food and snacks are very manageable.

Because the university has grown tremendously and KSU baseball is now a Division I school, they need to have one more concession stand and more food options to accommodate the fan base.

Atmosphere    3

Back when Stillwell Stadium was built in 1984, KSU was a small college just trying to make a name for itself. So the stadium has more of a high school feel than college.

The one thing that is really cool is how close the seats are to the field. That gives the stadium an old school feel, because stadiums back in the day had the bleachers closer to the field.

One of the other cool things about the stadium is that there is an outdoor hospitality deck behind the outfield, and if you sit there you can see Kennesaw Mountain in the background.

The best place to sit is behind home plate, because you can see everything, and the bleachers along the first and third base lines don't give fans the best view, because of the dugouts blocking the gameplay.

Neighborhood    4

Kennesaw State is a campus that continues to grow. Because of that, the area grows, as well.

There are plenty of things to see and do within the area. The first is Town Center Mall, which is five minutes away from Stillwell Stadium. There is also Brunswick Zone for all the bowling fans, and there is also a Mountasia in that same area for all the miniature golf fans.

There are a ton of places to eat in the area, such as Applebee's, Golden Corral, Arena Tavern and Chili's. The best place to eat, however, is either Taco Mac or Old Town Tavern. Both places are always busy, but both have great atmospheres.

Fans    3

The Owls don't have a big fan base, but they have their share of loyal fans that understand the game and realize they have a solid program.

The fans always welcome the visiting fans, even though there are not too many of them, except when a team like Georgia or Georgia Tech comes to town.

One of the things about KSU sports fans is that they aren't the most passionate fans when it comes to baseball. As good as the baseball team can be, basketball (and eventually football) is what moves the meter.

Access    3

The stadium is located right by the main campus entrance on Chastain Road, so it's relatively easy to get to. However, parking is another issue, because the fans are told to park at the East Parking deck, which is a good 10-minute walk from the stadium.

The good thing about parking is that it's free. It's easier to go to the weekend games, because there is not school traffic like during the evening weekday games.

As far as the restrooms go, they are not the best in Georgia or the biggest when it comes to baseball stadiums. However, they're the right size, due to the size of the crowds that attend the games.

Return on Investment    3

Tickets for a KSU baseball game cost $6, which is a competitive price when compared to the other Division I baseball schools in Georgia.

But is it worth it? Based on the quality of play, the food and the overall experience, it is worth the $6. The seating arrangements need to improve for a better experience, but $6 is not a bad price for major college baseball in the metro Atlanta area.

Extras    2

One star goes to the staff, because they are very friendly and very helpful.

Another star goes to the in-game music. Each time a KSU batter walks up to the plate, a different piece of theme music from a WWE superstar is played. Who doesn't like listening to John Cena or Hulk Hogan music when walking up to the plate?

Final Thoughts

Stillwell Stadium is not the best baseball facility in the state, but it's still a good place to watch Division I baseball while not having to drive into downtown Atlanta or Athens.

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Total Score: 4.00

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

I personally love Stillwell Stadium. Food is cheap, the atmosphere is up close and personal, and the neighborhood is nice and safe. Fans are sparing at games, which is no big deal. Access is very simple, and parking is free. ROI is very very high, with $6 tickets.

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