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Shaw Park / Winnipeg Goldeyes

There’s a certain type of ballpark currently in vogue in the minor leagues: a raised mezzanine packed with concession stands, with a grandstand sloping down to the playing field. There are many advantages to this layout: the mezzanine area can accommodate socializing and fans can hit the concession stands without missing any of the action. […]

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Alexian Field / Schaumburg Boomers

(Editor’s note: this was written when the Northern League’s Schaumburg Flyers occupied Alexian Field. In 2012 the Frontier League’s Schaumburg Boomers will begin play there. We’ll update this piece once the season begins.) FAST FACTS Capacity: 7,048 Year Opened: 1999 Cost: $19 million Owners: Village of Schaumburg and the Schaumburg Park District Dimensions: 355L, 400C, […]

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AirHogs Stadium / Texas AirHogs

At first glance, the empty seats in the grandstand in the midst of the first game in Grand Prairie AirHogs history didn’t seem like a good sign for the expansion American Association franchise, despite the match being a sellout. But the fans were still in the ballpark, as they certainly hadn’t bailed: they were all […]

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GCS Ballpark / Gateway Grizzlies

There are many reasons to visit a minor-league ballpark: the ballpark itself, promotions during the game, great ballpark food, or the affordable entertainment. I really hate it when you attend a minor-league game and few of these aspects are present. However, that is not the case at GCS Ballpark in Sauget, Ill. It is what […]

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LaGrave Field / Fort Worth Cats

It is one of the most unusual ballparks in minor-league baseball, as Fort Worth’s LaGrave Field is a new ballpark set on the grounds of a former affiliated classic. As such, it’s the best of both worlds. FAST FACTS Year Opened: Current incarnation, 2002 Capacity: 5,200 Dimensions: 320L, 370LC, 400C, 366RC, 330R Playing Surface: Grass […]

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