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In a world of baseball marketing glitz and glitter, Security Safety Field is something of a throwback. The home of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox might best be described as understated. If you are looking for sideshows and other distractions, you won’t find much to your liking here. If you’re seeking a comfortable place to watch top-notch minor league baseball staffed by friendly and helpful personnel, the Sky Sox organization will put a smile on your face.

FAST FACTS

Capacity: 8,500
Year Opened: 1998
Architects: Michael Hallmark and Thomas Beckenbaugh
Owner: Elmore Sports Group
Dimensions: 350L, 385LC, 410 C, 385RC, 350R
Playing Surface: Grass
Website: skysox.com
Phone: 719/591-7699
League: Pacific Coast League
Affiliation: Colorado Rockies
Parking: $5 at the ballpark
Address/Directions: 4385 Tutt Blvd., Colorado Springs, 80922. From the north: I-25 to Woodmen Rd. Exit 149, left (east) on Woodmen, right on Powers, left on Barnes. From the south: I-25 to Highway 24 east, turns into Fountain Blvd., left (north) on Powers Blvd., right at Barnes.
Words and Photos by: Jim Robins

In a world of baseball marketing glitz and glitter, Security Safety Field is something of a throwback. The home of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox might best be described as understated. If you are looking for sideshows and other distractions, you won’t find much to your liking here. If you’re seeking a comfortable place to watch top-notch minor league baseball staffed by friendly and helpful personnel, the Sky Sox organization will put a smile on your face.

This kind of basic baseball experience is a little usual situation for a ballpark that isn’t yet two decades old. Anyone who hasn’t visited the place recently might assume that the description of Security Safety Field as "understated" probably is generously vague at best. By their own description, the Sky Sox front-office staff admits that the ballpark started out as a cookie-cutter design.

What more would you expect from a Triple A stadium built in 90 days for well less than $4 million in 1988?

From 2004 to 2007, however, the Sky Sox undertook no less than $8 million in renovations. This amount of money could have been spent in any number of ways -- and could have created a huge splash. Instead, the team went for essential changes that serve the interests of the ballplayers, fans and the entire Colorado Springs community. The result is still "understated" -- in the best meaning of the term.