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‘Topes set to welcome 4-millionth fan

The Albuquerque Isotopes will welcome the 4-millionth fan in team history to Isotopes Park tonight. With just 967 fans to go, the Albuquerque Isotopes (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) will surpass 4-million fans in franchise history tomorrow when the ‘Topes take on the Memphis Redbirds at 6:35 p.m. MT. So far this season, the ‘Topes […]

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Huntington Park / Columbus Clippers

With a stunning design, strong sense of history and the latest in fan comforts, Huntington Park comes close to being the perfect baseball facility. FAST FACTS Year Opened: 2009 Capacity: 10,000 (7,600 seats, 1,200 specialty seats, 1,200 lawn/SRO spots) Number of Suites: 32, with 42 loge boxes Owner: Franklin County Architect: 360 Architecture Naming Rights: […]

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Raley Field / Sacramento River Cats

Raley Field isn’t really a downtown ballpark, being 15 minutes away and across the river from downtown Sacramento. It’s definitely not a suburban ballpark, located in a disused warehouse/industrial area. Let’s just say it’s an urban ballpark and leave it at that — besides proclaiming Raley Field a great ballpark. FAST FACTS Year Opened: 2000 […]

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Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium / Omaha Royals / College World Series

Writing about Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium is really a two-pronged deal. The ballpark must serve two masters — the College World Series and the Omaha Royals — and as a result it doesn’t serve either particularly well, especially the needs of the O-Royals. FAST FACTS Year Opened: 1948 Capacity: 23,100 (17,700 grandstand, 5,400 general admission) Architect: […]

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AutoZone Park / Memphis Redbirds

If anyone needs a model for a successful urban minor-league stadium, they need look no farther than AutoZone Park, home of the Memphis Redbirds. AutoZone is renowned in minor-league baseball circles as being one of the best ballparks in use, and nothing during a recent visit dissuades us of that notion. FAST FACTS Year Built: […]

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NBT Bank Stadium / Syracuse Chiefs

While it lacks some of the frills found at other International League parks, NBT Bank Stadium does the basics pretty well. The entire park has comfortable chair-style seating with ample leg room. No bleachers anywhere. The concourse divides the lower 100 and 200 levels from the suites and general-admission upper level. The concourse also features […]

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Chukchansi Park / Fresno Grizzlies

Chukchansi Park is a very attractive ballpark, and an excellent place to watch baseball. The park itself is a light sand color, with dark-green steel decking and seats. The lower deck extends from the foul pole in left and wraps around the foul pole in right. The best feature is the second deck, which starts […]

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