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Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark

Oklahoma City, OK

Home of the Oklahoma City RedHawks

3.6

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


Oklahoma City RedHawks website

Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark website

Year Opened: 1998

Capacity: 13,066

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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.

3.6

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 regular concession areas are called Flashpoint Grilles, and they consist of your typical concession food (popcorn, hot dogs, soft drinks, etc.). The prices at these stands are pretty reasonable, though there isn't much out of the ordinary to eat.

However, there are other options to partake in throughout the ballpark. The Pizzeria, the Deli stand, Smokie's Sausage shack, Franx (specialty hot dogs), and Salsa stand all provide other options for patrons to choose from. Dessert choices include Dippin' Dots, Sweet (ice cream), Minute Maid frozen lemonade and Sno Cone stands. There are also plenty of beer and lemonade stands dotted around the concourse, and Coach's, a sports bar located upstairs down the third base line.

But if one really wants to have a satisfying culinary experience, the Porker hot dog from Franx must be ordered. Consisting of a hot dog, BBQ pulled pork, BBQ sauce, fresh coleslaw all on a gourmet roll, the Porker will satisfy any baseball fan's desire to have a dog at the park.

Atmosphere    3

The music played before the game actually started was inappropriate at times for the large number of younger children that were there during my most recent visit. Though few children would probably catch it, it is something a fan with a family should be aware of.

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.

There is a lot for kids at the park including playground equipment just outside the outfield, jumbotron games and a sing-along with kids on the field dressed up as Old MacDonald's farm animals. There is also a good effort to engage the fans with different chants, activities and sound effects throughout the experience that emphasize what's happening on the field.

Neighborhood    5

The surrounding area is full of great attractions and stuff to do. Restaurants include Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill, Sonic (headquarters), Fuzzy's Taco Shop, RedPin Restaurant & Bowling Lounge (which has bowling and good food), Starbucks, KD's Southern Cuisine and Marble Slab Creamery along with much, much more.

Chesapeake Energy Arena, which the Oklahoma City Thunder call home, is right down the street, along with the Cox Convention Center, home of the Oklahoma City Barons. There is also the Riverwalk nearby, which you can just walk or have a boat ride and tour of Bricktown for a reasonable rate.

If you are looking for a great eating experience before or after the game, check out either Fuzzy's Taco Shop or the Bricktown Brewery. Fuzzy's has some of the best tacos you'll ever have, but get there early to avoid crazy long lines. The Brewery serves all kinds of beer, and the food is pretty good as well.

If you need a place to crash for a night or two during your visit, there are some hotel options very close to the ballpark. The Hilton Garden Inn and the Hampton Inn & Suites are both directly adjacent to venue, while the Residence Inn Marriott is just a few blocks down the street. However, if you need a more affordable hotel option, the Bricktown Hotel and Convention Center is a great one. Though it is a bit farther away, it provides a free, on-demand shuttle for all of its guests to great Bricktown attractions like the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and the Oklahoma City Zoo, in addition to the ballpark.

Fans    3

The park is filled to about half of its capacity when crowds are at their largest. The fans themselves are pretty typical minor league fans and a good mix of different demographics. The crowd is loud for its size and does a good job of supporting the team on the field and participating in the atmosphere the park attempts to cultivate

Access    3

There is plenty of close parking nearby, even if one arrives right before game time. Parking right across the street goes for $5, which is a great price for how close and available it is. The surrounding area is also very easy to navigate.

The walkways and concourse are spacious enough to get around easily. The seating is a bit crowded, and the individual chairbacks are not the most comfortable one will ever sit in. The restrooms are not great, as they are a bit dirty and in need of a major update in fixtures and the like. There are also plenty of picnic tables around the concourse for those who wish to have a bit more space to eat while they watch the game.

Return on Investment    4

Ticket prices for RedHawk games average between $9 and $30 for single games, which is a competitive price for the product received in return. Ultimately, the price is low enough that any hang-ups this venue may present are worth overcoming. This is particularly true for families from the area and visiting ballpark travelers.

Extras    2

The park gets an extra point for the two mascots, Cooper and Ruby, who are available outside the park before the game to take pictures with kids.

Another point is earned for the fact that each player for the RedHawks has a Love's Baseball Buddy that is announced and run out to their position with them at the beginning of the game.

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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

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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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