I have only been to one minor league park, Weurfel Park in my home town of Traverse City, MI. That will all change this year as I plan to go to each of the 15 parks in the states of Illinois & Indiana. I'm really excited about Bosse Field in Evansville, IN. I just learned that its the 3 rd oldest ballpark in the country, and also was the site for a lot of the filming of A League of Their Own. Does anyone have any additional suggestions for my trips?

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Comment by Paul Swaney (19) on April 17, 2010 at 6:50pm
Very cool. Thanks Doug. My calendar is booked for this year, but I'll try to get a review up on www.stadiumjourney.com through one of our correspondents.
Comment by Doug Miller (30) on April 17, 2010 at 9:23am
I'm sitting in the Greenville airport as I type this -- Put Fluor Field in Greenville on the list. This is a gorgeous park, all brick exterior with brick apartments attached. It's dimensions are set to Fenway, they follow all the newer traditions with Drop Kick Murphys at the end, Sweet Caroline in the 8th, and the "Monster". (I wish they had Fenway Franks, though.) Once you get past the Fenway homage, the park is still very nice. The walk through Greenville and their Riverwalk area is pretty, there's a waterfall that I will post pictures of today or tomorrow. The best part is the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum next to the field, recommended. I can't believe this park was built for a Single-A team.
Comment by Paul Swaney (19) on April 17, 2010 at 5:18am
Thanks JT- I appreciate the suggestions. I've been to downtown Indy before and love all of the selections...
Comment by JT Horsfall (9) on April 17, 2010 at 12:00am
Fifth Third Field in Dayton, Ohio is a sweet little ballpark. I know Ohio's not what you've got planned, but if you get the chance to make it there, they have some grass seating great for picnics with the family. Go Dragons!

And as a former Indy resident, if you're going to catch an Indianapolis Indians game, I'd recommend to be sure to eat downtown. There are hundreds of choices. From Mortons, Ruth's Chris, and St Elmo's on the $$$$ steakhouse end, to Rock Bottom and The Ram (both reasonably priced brew-pubs). Just about everything in between. I never made it to Shula's steakhouse while I lived in Indy, and that's a regret.
Comment by Scott Bell (30/42) on April 8, 2010 at 6:30pm
Takew a side trip to Santa Claus, Indiana (only an hour east of Evansville) and the Holiday World Amusement Park.

Reasonable Prices (get discout tickets at the gas station just outside the park) good rides, a great waterpark and "the Voyage" - consistently voted as the best roller coaster (wooden no less) on the planet !!!
Comment by Paul Swaney (19) on April 8, 2010 at 11:30am
Thanks Nema for the suggestion- not sure if I will have enough time to do another game. Maybe next year I'll hit Kentucky. I've always wanted to go to the Louisville Slugger factory...
Comment by Nema Brewer-Candy on April 8, 2010 at 11:01am
If you're gonna be in Evansville you may want to cross the border into Kentucky and check out the Bowling Green Hot Rods. It's about a 2 hour drive.
Comment by Paul Swaney (19) on April 8, 2010 at 5:02am
Yeah, I'm thinking about doing a doubleheader in Fort Wayne and South Bend on April 21st. I'm still finalizing dates, but that's what I'm thinking currently.
Comment by Craig (17) on April 7, 2010 at 11:28pm
Any plans to go to Parkview Field in Fort Wayne, Indiana?


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