Best Minor League Baseball Ballparks
Any diehard baseball fan will attest that there’s no experience quite like an afternoon spent at the friendly confines of Wrigley Field, or within sight of the Green Monster, or amid the ghosts of the House that Ruth Built (and its successor).
But the vast majority of fan experiences with the national pastime are spent in the nation’s unique, quirky, charming and often overlooked minor league parks that dot small country towns, Rust Belt capitals, Big Apple boroughs and coastal communities from sea to shining sea.
Some are throwbacks to simpler (and more affordable) times when a trip to the ballpark produced a "Field of Dreams" sensation without having to break the bank. Others are visual treats offering the latest in modern amenities with a dash of nostalgia and local flavor. Still others aim for an entertainment experience that at times seems equal parts amusement park and county fair. And, finally, there are those whose culinary creations and gimmicky promotions can threaten to steal the spotlight from the stars of tomorrow.
So join us on our journey across America to the most enticing and one-of-a-kind minor league baseball experiences. You’ll find that there’s something for everyone.
First Horizon Park
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Year opened: 2015
First Horizon Park Stats
Team: Nashville Sounds
Affiliate: Triple-A (Texas Rangers)
Where to stay: 1 Hotel Nashville
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Bottom Line: First Horizon Park
First Horizon Park incorporates Nashville’s role as the country music capital of the world, captured best by the giant guitar-shaped scoreboard.
As one of the newer parks on our list, it also features no shortage of modern amenities, including the air-conditioned Brauer Lounge and a full upstairs bar.
Between innings, fans can mingle in The Band Box, the right-field entertainment area offering games such as ping-pong, cornhole and foosball and cuisine such as chef Jason Brumm’s loaded chicken nachos .
The outfield hospitality areas offer all-you-can-eat buffets for groups with tabled seating arrangements.
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Lake Elsinore Diamond
Location: Lake Elsinore, California
Year opened: 1994
Bottom Line: Lake Elsinore Diamond
Built with more than 100,000 bricks, this gem of a stadium may qualify as the minor league version of Camden Yards. And its 36-foot right-field wall is reminiscent of Fenway Park’s "Green Monster."
The 25-year-old park has enjoyed some upgrades in recent years, with additions such as table seating, new padded and high top seats, and new a deck and bar area.
The Diamond Club Restaurant and Bar can host special occasions such as wedding receptions, quinceañeras and holiday parties.
Children can stretch their legs in a designated play area and shag foul balls on the grass berm.
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Blue Wahoos Stadium
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Year opened: 2012
Blue Wahoos Stadium Stats
Team: Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Affiliate: Miami Marlins (Double-A)
Where to stay: Hilton Pensacola Beach
Bottom Line: Blue Wahoos Stadium
The home of the Blue Wahoos has three times been named Southern League Ballpark of the Year and was recently recognized by MiLB.com as providing the "Best View" among Double-A parks, with beautiful vistas of Pensacola Bay.
"The proximity to this aquatic expanse contributes greatly to Blue Wahoos Stadium's breezy, hospitable atmosphere," MiLB.com’s Benjamin Hill wrote.
Some of the best views of the bay can be enjoyed from one of the park’s party decks, which cater to group outings and offer 90-minute exclusive buffets.
The park’s popularity is evidenced by the 2 million fans who have passed through its gates in its first seven seasons.
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Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Year opened: 2010
ONEOK Field Stats
Team: Tulsa Drillers
Affiliate: Los Angeles Dodgers (Double-A)
Where to stay: Hyatt Regency Downtown Tulsa
Bottom Line: ONEOK Field
Known for its family-friendly vibe and bountiful concessions, ONEOK Field provides plenty of entertainment for fans on and off the field.
Kids can check out Hornsby’s Hangout, a special game area on the left-field concourse named for the Drillers’ mascot, or on a hot day cool off in the Splash Zone beyond the center-field wall.
Older fans may enjoy the Bud Light Dilly Dilly Deck, featuring picnic tables, high-back bar stools and fixed seating, with three menus of meal options. The full-service bar features mai tais, margaritas and draft beers, and fans can enjoy prime views of both the field and the Tulsa skyline.
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Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Year opened: 1996
Victory Field Stats
Capacity: 12,230 (fixed seats), 14,230 (lawn, standing room)
Team: Indianapolis Indians
Affiliate: Pittsburgh Pirates (Triple-A)
Where to stay: SpringHill Suites by Marriott
Bottom Line: Victory Field
Long considered one of the premier parks in the minors, Victory Field got a major update in 2018 with the renovation of the Impact Suite Level. Among the upgrades were expanded serving stations, glass-front refrigerators and two large-screen televisions.
The attractions at Victory Field, one of the largest parks in the minors, are numerous. The PNC Plaza area beyond center field offers fun family entertainment like Speed Pitch, Rowdy’s Water Gun Fun and Spin Wheel.
For the older crowd, the Coors Light Cove features a full-service bar and an assortment of grilled food, including a popular taco selection.
It even offers a Mothers Room for moms to breastfeed and care for their babies in private.
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Location: Biloxi, Mississippi
Year opened: 2015
MGM Park Stats
Team: Biloxi Shuckers
Affiliate: Milwaukee Brewers (Double-A)
Where to stay: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Bottom Line: MGM Park
What sets MGM Park apart is its culinary offerings, which are considered among the best in the minor leagues. As would be expected at a park situated in Bayou country, the menu is heavy on cajun fare, including shrimp rolls, muffuletta, garlic butter oysters, jambalaya and shrimp and crawfish etouffee.
Upon entering the stadium, fans are greeted by a statue of the iconic MGM Lion. The berm beyond the right-field fence (which features Jackie Robinson’s retired No. 42) offers fans the chance to lounge on the grass or blankets during those muggy Gulf Coast evenings.
A short walk from MGM’s Beau Rivage casino, the stadium also is known as a great place to catch stunning sunsets over the Gulf.
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Location: Kodak, Tennessee
Year opened: 2000
Smokies Stadium Stats
Team: Tennessee Smokies
Affiliate: Chicago Cubs (Double-A)
Where to stay: The Tennessean Personal Luxury Hotel
Bottom Line: Smokies Stadium
Smokies Stadium is another one of those parks where fans are just as likely to come for the food as the action on the field. Just beyond the left-field fence sits Calhoun’s at the Yard, a succulent buffet featuring such favorites as hickory-smoked pork barbecue, grilled ale steak and smoked barbecue chicken.
For group outings, the stadium, located east of Knoxville, also offers fully furnished luxury suites, a terrace with indoor and outdoor seating, and a covered open-air porch area. Free beer nights allow fans 21 and older who purchase a refillable Smokies mason jar to enjoy free beer from the first pitch until the opposing team scores its first run.
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Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Year opened: 2009
Parkview Field Stats
Team: Fort Wayne TinCaps
Affiliate: San Diego Padres (Single-A)
Where to stay: Wyndham Garden Fort Wayne
Bottom Line: Parkview Field
One of the big draws of Parkview Field is the old-fashioned terraced picnic pavilion that wraps around the right-field foul pole and extends down to field level.
Another popular spot for groups is the Ortho NorthEast TreeTops, which replicates the famous rooftop experience at Wrigley Field. For $30 ($20 for children), fans can enjoy food, including pulled pork and smoked ribs, and soft drinks along with their game ticket.
The park also features a number of appealing seating options. Some seats in the All-Star section spanning the two dugouts are closer to home plate than the pitcher (tickets are priced at only $9). Legacy seats behind home plate ($15) feature a personal food rail, wider padded seats and wait service.
General admission lawn seating is available for $6 per ticket beyond the right- and left-field walls.
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Dunkin’ Donuts Park
Location: Hartford, Connecticut
Year opened: 2017
Dunkin’ Donuts Park Stats
Team: Hartford Yard Goats
Affiliate: Colorado Rockies (Double-A)
Where to stay: Hilton Hartford
Bottom Line: Dunkin’ Donuts Park
It didn’t take long for Dunkin’ Donuts Park to become a fan favorite after its debut in 2017, as shown by its back-to-back wins in Baseball Park Digest’s fan vote for best Double-A facilities.
BaseballParks.com founder Joe Mocks, who has visited all 203 ballparks used by the major leagues, spring training and the affiliated minor leagues, called the amenities at Dunkin’ Donuts "second to none."
The park is designed in a way that allows fans to wander around during the game without missing the action. Drink rails line both the main and upper concourses, and fans can meander over to the bar area in center field or the right-field terrace. The concessions also are top-notch and, of course, incorporate the stadium’s namesake: Be sure to try the BLT sandwich served between two glazed donuts.
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Southwest University Park
Location: El Paso, Texas
Year opened: 2014
Southwest University Park Stats
Team: El Paso Chihuahuas
Affiliate: San Diego Padres (Triple-A)
Where to stay: The Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park
Bottom Line: Southwest University Park
MiLB.com’s Benjamin Hill, who has visited all 159 active minor league parks, ranked Southwest University Park his favorite at the Triple-A level. Hill praised the El Paso stadium for encapsulating "the blend of Mexican and American culture that typifies life in the West Texas city."
One of the park’s notable features is the three-story "Big Dog House" in right field, featuring the City Park Grill and Sun Kings Saloon. The open air floors of the Santa Fe Pavilion provide 360-degree views of the park and El Paso skyline.
The home of the Chihuahuas was named the best new ballpark of 2014 by Ballpark Digest.
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Nat Bailey Stadium
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Year opened: 1951
Nat Bailey Stadium Stats
Team: Vancouver Canadians
Affiliate: Toronto Blue Jays (Single-A)
Where to stay: Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre
Bottom Line: Nat Bailey Stadium
The only minor league stadium located north of the border, Nat Bailey only hosts games from late June through August as part of the Class-A short season. But it’s the perfect time of year to take advantage of this charming park amid the gorgeous Vancouver summer weather.
In 2015, the stadium unveiled its "hey y’all Porch" that features an all-you-can-eat buffet and Northam Beverages' Southern Style Hard Iced Teas and Whistler craft bears. In ranking Nat Bailey his favorite stadium at the Class-A short season level, MiLB.com’s Benjamin Hill said: "It all plays out in a classic baseball atmosphere that combines natural beauty with the multicultural vibrancy of one of Canada's most livable cities."
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Location: Columbus, Ohio
Year opened: 2009
Huntington Park Stats
Team: Columbus Clippers
Affiliate: Cleveland Guardians (Triple-A)
Where to stay: AC Hotel by Marriott Columbus
Bottom Line: Huntington Park
Winner of the fan vote in Baseball Digest’s Best of Ballparks Competition in 2015, '17 and '18 for Triple-A parks, Huntington Park features beautiful views of the downtown Columbus skyline, along with such amenities as two full bars, a rooftop terrace and lawn and picnic areas.
Among the park’s allures are all-you-can-eat seats ($25 per ticket) for groups of 10 or more, Dime-A-Dog nights (10-cent hot dogs) and Five Dollar Fridays with $5 specials on pizza and Pepsi, as well as select craft beers and wines.
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Jackie Robinson Ballpark
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Year opened: 1914
Jackie Robinson Ballpark Stats
Team: Daytona Tortugas
Affiliate: Cincinnati Reds (Single-A)
Where to stay: Golden Magnolia Marine
Bottom Line: Jackie Robinson Ballpark
Originally built more than a century ago, Jackie Robinson Ballpark ranks as one of the most historic stadiums in all of baseball, and not just for its age. It is named for the baseball legend who broke baseball’s color barrier playing in the park during the Brooklyn Dodgers’ spring training in 1946.
Among the highlights is an interactive museum devoted to Robinson’s life and career.
Not surprisingly, the stadium has undergone many renovations over the years, most recently in 2007.
MiLB.com’s Benjamin Hill, who ranked Jackie Robinson Ballpark his top minor league stadium at the Class-A Advanced level, praised the "lively concourse" that features the Bob Ross "Happy Little Tree," named after the painting icon who hailed from Daytona Beach.
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Location: Buffalo, New York
Year opened: 1988
Sahlen Field Stats
Team: Buffalo Bisons
Affiliate: Toronto Blue Jays (Triple-A)
Where to stay: Millennium Buffalo
Bottom Line: Sahlen Field
The home of the Bisons pioneered the "classic retro" baseball park design that has steadily spread through the game over the past three decades.
Sahlen Field, which changed its name in 2019 from Coca-Cola Field, was built four years before Camden Yards in Baltimore, which started the retro fad in the majors, and by the same firm.
Sahlen Field has long topped lists of the most popular minor league parks and continues to rank among the largest. It has set minor league baseball game attendance records and holds the all-time mark for single-season attendance, selling 1,240,951 tickets in 1991.
Amenities include the Pub at the Park Restaurant (with a rotating all-you-can-eat pregame buffet) and the Bully Hill Party Deck and Labatt Blue Zone for group outings.
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Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Year opened: 2000
AutoZone Park Stats
Team: Memphis Redbirds
Affiliate: St. Louis Cardinals (Triple-A)
Where to stay: The Hotel Napoleon
Bottom Line: AutoZone Park
Long ranked among the top ballparks in the minors, AutoZone is a classic, neo-traditional park nestled in the heart of downtown Memphis. Among its distinguishing features are an open concourse, a picnic pavilion that can host as many as 500 fans, lawn seating and two upper club levels with 48 club suites.
The food options don’t disappoint, either. Fans can enjoy everything from 18-inch pizza slices to fresh pork rinds to fried bologna sandwiches. AutoZone also features the largest video board in minor league baseball: a 60-by-60-foot behemoth weighing over 20 tons.
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Modern Woodmen Park
Location: Davenport, Iowa
Year opened: 1931 (renovated 2004)
Bottom Line: Modern Woodmen Park
Perhaps no park in the minors better combines elements of tradition and history with modern amenities than Modern Woodmen Park, nestled on the shores of the Mississippi River (team officials once joked about holding a fishing contest from the center-field concourse when the river flooded).
Opened in 1931, the stadium underwent a full-scale renovation in 2002 that produced 20 climate-controlled luxury seats, two picnic areas and a sports lounge. But it continues to retain some original signatures, including the classic brick facade.
It is perhaps most famous for the stunning view of the Mighty Mississippi flowing beneath the iconic Centennial Bridge.
As Ballpark Digest put it, "The integration of the old with the new makes Modern Woodmen Park one of the nicest ballparks in the minors."
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Sutter Health Park
Location: Sacramento, California
Year opened: 2000
Bottom Line: Sutter Health Park
Located in the California state capital, only an hour’s drive from the bustling San Francisco Bay Area, Sutter Health Park doesn’t possess the small-town charm or quirkiness that define many beloved minor league parks. But it has carved out one of the most sterling reputations in the game.
And its polished design and sparkling views of the city skyline give it a big-time feel that eclipses the decrepit home of the Oakland Athletics 80 miles west on Interstate 80.
Sutter Health Park also boasts some of the best promotions in the minors, including "Wet Nose Wednesdays," where dogs are admitted free, and "Thirsty Thursdays" with $2 draft beers.
For those not of drinking age (or even close), the "Down on the Farm" area features a replica Tower Bridge play structure, a misting pad during hot summer nights and Wiffle ball games.
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Louisville Slugger Field
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Year opened: 2000
Bottom Line: Louisville Slugger Field
It’s only fitting that the home of the legendary Louisville Slugger bat also would boast one of the post popular venues in minor league baseball.
Known for its retro-classic design, Louisville Slugger Field features a historic rail freight depot that serves as its entrance.
Situated on the banks of the Ohio River, the stadium offers such fan amenities as a carousel that provides $1 rides during games and, for the older set, the climate-controlled Jack Daniels Bar & Lounge.
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Location: Reading, Pennsylvania
Year opened: 1951
FirstEnergy Stadium Stats
Teams: Reading Fightin Phils
Affiliate: Philadelphia Phillies (Double-A)
Where to stay: DoubleTree by Hilton
Bottom Line: FirstEnergy Stadium
Another park that seamlessly combines elements of the past with modern features, FirstEnergy Stadium is the oldest home in the Eastern League, yet it has weathered the effects of age through a series of renovations over the years.
The original seating bowl, dugouts and exterior brick walls remain from its 1951 opening, while additions over the years include an exploding train above the fence in right-center field. When the Fightin Phils score, the train tracks light up with a burst of fire.
Benjamin Hill of MiLB.com, who has visited 172 minor league parks, put it best in ranking FirstEnergy the top Double-A stadium: "A Fightin Phils game is equal parts sporting event and county fair, a sensory overload mash-up of the traditional and idiosyncratic that, somehow, all seems to make sense. Welcome to Baseballtown."
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Fifth Third Field
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Year opened: 2002
Bottom Line: Fifth Third Field
The home of the Mud Hens consistently is ranked among the top parks in the minors, and not just because of the team’s connection to actor Jamie Farr (aka Corporal Max Klinger from "M*A*S*H" fame), who’s been seen a time or two at Fifth Third Field sporting the Mud Hens gear he first made famous on TV.
Even if you don’t catch Farr on "M*A*S*H Tribute Night," fans can enjoy "The Roost" home run porch in right field, modeled after the overhang at historic Tigers Stadium. ESPN.com ranked it the best seats in minor league baseball.
The park also serves as the anchor for "Hensvile" in Toledo’s Warehouse District, which overflows with entertainment and dining options.
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Ogren Park at Allegiance Field
Location: Missoula, Montana
Year opened: 2004
Ogren Park at Allegiance Field Stats
Team: Missoula PaddleHeads
Affiliate: Independent (Pioneer League)
Where to stay: Red Lion Missoula
Bottom Line: Ogren Park at Allegiance Field
Built on a reclaimed sawmill, quaint Ogren Park at Allegiance Field offers a fun, relaxing and affordable way to spend a few hours in Big Sky Country, complete with great views of Mount Sentinel and Mount Jumbo.
Every Monday is Family Night, where patrons can purchase four general admission tickets, hot dogs, chips, sodas and a game program for $30.
The entertainment isn’t limited to action on the field. The PaddleHeads host a surprise game show during every Wednesday home game. And the first-base dugout has been known to serve as a stage for pregame concerts. A grassy bermed area along the left-field line gives fans the option of spreading out with a blanket.
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Location: Corpus Christi, Texas
Year opened: 2005
Whataburger Field Stats
Team: Corpus Christi Hooks
Affiliate: Houston Astros (Double-A)
Where to stay: Capri Beach Hotel
Bottom Line: Whataburger Field
Whataburger Field is another one of those ballparks that pay homage to its hometown roots, in this case, cotton.
Located on the site of old cotton warehouses, the stadium features antique cotton presses from the 1920s that frame the outfield scoreboard. The park’s 18-foot statue titled "For the Love of the Game" depicts a young player and is believed to be the largest bronze statue anywhere of a baseball player.
But as its name implies, Whataburger may be best known for its culinary offerings, which range from chopped beef sandwiches to shrimp boats to Nolan Ryan beef jerky to a jalapeno and cream cheese stuffed hot dog.
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Location: Brooklyn, New York
Year opened: 2001
Bottom Line: Maimonides Park
Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and located just steps from the famous Coney Island boardwalk, Maimonides Park offers not only a first-class sporting environment but a healthy dose of nostalgia from the historic amusement park.
Fans can gaze out upon the iconic Parachute Jump in right field and Wonder Wheel and Coney Island Cyclone in left.
As you would expect from a New York destination, the food serves as one of this ballpark’s big draws. Fans can sample an array of Italian delicacies at the Arancini Bros. stand or dig into a Brooklyn original chopped steak sandwich.
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Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Year opened: 1995
Durham Bulls Athletic Park Stats
Team: Durham Bulls
Affiliate: Tampa Bay Rays (Triple-A)
Where to stay: The Durham Hotel
Bottom Line: Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Built by the architects of Camden Yards, Jacobs Field and Coors Field, the home of the Bulls ranks among the most aesthetically pleasing parks in the minor leagues. Built for comfort, the stadium features extra-wide seats with extra legroom and great field views from every location.
Where Boston’s Fenway Park has the famed Green Monster, DBAP boasts the Blue Monster, a 32-foot-high wall in left field. Standing above the Monster is a snorting bull modeled after the one featured in the iconic minor league baseball film, "Bull Durham."
Jackie’s Landing is a 10,000-foot social space along the first-base line that features a bar and a wide assortment of food and beverage offerings.
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Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Year opened: 1999
Pelicans Ballpark Stats
Team: Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Affiliate: Chicago Cubs (Single-A)
Where to stay: Coral Beach Resort Hotel & Suites
Bottom Line: Pelicans Ballpark
It’s only fitting that a baseball park situated within one of the Atlantic Coast’s most popular beach communities would boast a beach of its own. Located down the left-field line, Pelicans Ballpark’s "The Beach" gives fans the opportunity to catch the game in lounge chairs underneath palm trees while sipping drinks from a private bar.
No wonder that this gem has regularly ranked among the top ballparks in the minors. Among its other amenities is a handicap-accessible children’s play area and, for those with a big appetite, the "Monster Dog," a half-pound hot dog with 15 toppings.
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Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Year opened: 2013
Regions Field Stats
Team: Birmingham Barons
Affiliate: Chicago White Sox (Double-A)
Where to stay: Hilton Birmingham Downtown
Bottom Line: Regions Field
Regions Field is among the newest parks in the minors, but it was designed to reflect the town’s industrial past by incorporating brick and steel into its facade.
It also is among the most family-friendly parks in the minors, featuring a Youth Sports Zone housing a mini Wiffle ball field, a family fun park and batting cages.
The "Switchyard on 14th," opened in 2017, offers food, beverage and outdoor game space. For adults, "The Barstream" includes 20 draft beers on tap and a full bar selection.
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Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Year opened: 1924 (renovated 1992)
McCormick Field Stats
Team: Asheville Tourists
Affiliate: Houston Astros (High-A)
Where to stay: Aloft Asheville Downtown
Bottom Line: McCormick Field
The oldest minor league park in regular use, McCormick Field’s biggest claim to fame is as the filming location for several scenes in "Bull Durham."
In 2018, players wore retro Crash Davis jerseys to mark the 30th anniversary of the film, and a mural that appeared in the movie still exists on the locker-room building down the third-base line.
McCormick Field also served as the home field for the Asheville Blues of the Negro Southern League during the 1940s.
A 1992 renovation helped bring the classic park into the present, while maintaining the original layout and playing field.
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Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Year opened: 2014
Truist Field Stats
Team: Charlotte Knights
Affiliate: Chicago White Sox (Triple-A)
Where to stay: Courtyard by Marriott Winston-Salem
Bottom Line: Truist Field
While McCormick Field represents the minor leagues game’s humble ties to its past, Truist Field reflects the evolution of modern parks into stylish, upscale venues.
The home of the Charlotte Knights opened in 2014 and transformed the team’s fortunes as an entertainment draw, going from bottom of the heap to top in attendance. Featuring 975 club seats, 22 luxury suites and a climate-controlled club with a full-service bar, the park was named by Baseball America as the best in the minors in 2015.
Charlotte is known for its barbecue, and this park does not disappoint, with meat smoked on-site.
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Riders Field (Formerly Known as Dr Pepper Park)
Location: Frisco, Texas
Year opened: 2003
Team: Frisco RoughRiders
Affiliate: Texas Rangers (Double-A)
Riders Field Stats
Team: Frisco RoughRiders
Affiliate: Texas Rangers (Double-A)
Where to stay: Hyatt Regency Frisco
Bottom Line: Riders Field
One of the big attractions of this stylishly designed park is its 175-foot-long "lazy river" that allows fans to take a dip or float along during games.
It doesn’t stop there at Riders Field (formerly known as Dr Pepper Park), which has undergone significant upgrades since being named the best new ballpark in the country by BaseballParks.com when it opened in 2003. It features 26 luxury suites and, in an odd twist, bullpens that are built within the stands on the first- and third-base lines.
The JC Penney Club offers an array of delicious buffet offerings such as Cajun Crusted Ribeye and Lemon Pepper Tilapia.
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