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It’s Kannapolis vs. Lake Elsinore in 2022 MiLB Single-A Best of the Ballparks finals

It’s Atrium Health Ballpark (Kannapolis Cannon Ballers) vs. The Diamond (Lake Elsinore Storm) in the finals of the 2022 MiLB Single-A Best of the Ballparks fan vote.

The Final Four round received the most of any round in this year’s voting. In one bracket, fans chose Atrium Health Ballpark over Segra Park (Columbia Fireflies), and in the other, fans chose The Diamond over Jackie Robinson Ballpark (Daytona Tortugas). Atrium Health Ballpark received the most votes in the Final Four round, followed by The Diamond.

And that leads us to the finals.

One thing to note: the old MiLB classifications and leagues are back—mostly. What was Low-A in the past is now Single-A, and we now have the traditional league names in use: Carolina LeagueFlorida State League and California League on the Single-A level. This may be the most varied affiliated category, with a mix of spring-training facilities and former Triple-A and Double-A ballparks.

This listing isn’t the result of a formal grading system, but rather recommendations based on years of attending games, seeing how the ballparks function behind the scenes; how these ballparks have impacted in their communities, and noting how ballparks are regarded within the industry. We also tried to adjust rankings based on use and how appropriate these facilities are for both players and fans on the lowest affiliated level. One of the reasons we love working in baseball is that many industry folks, including many on the player side, are ballpark geeks, and we think this list reflects broad sentiment among those who know ballparks best. Last year’s Low-A champion, Atrium Health Ballpark, is our #1 seed.

Some things to note. First, you are allowed to vote multiple times, but you can only vote once per day. Second, you don’t need to fill out a full slate: partially filled lineups will count. A running tally of the vote will be presented at the bottom of this page in the form of brackets. Vote below:

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