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1050 IronPigs Way
Allentown, PA

Stadium Opened: 2008
Capacity: 8,100 (10,000 with standing room only)
Dimensions: LF 336 ft.  CF 400 ft.  RF 325 ft.
Surface: Natural Grass

Former Names of Ballpark: None

Parking:

  • $5- A few large lots next to stadium
  • Paved lots
  • Get there early. With the amount of fans the Ironpigs draw, it is a little slow getting in, in the parking lots.

 

Food:

  • Hot dogs, philly cheese steaks, pizza, chicken fingers, fries (cheese fries and Phillie fries), nachos with pork, pork, awesome pretzels, pierogies, and smoked turkey legs, etc. The Philly Cheese Steaks seemed to be a big hit. The little stand selling them had a really long line. They could have used a larger stand to accomodate all of the mouth-watering fans.
  • One of the more popular items seemed to be the seasoned corn on the cob from the "Aw Shucks" stand.
  • This is definitely a park that you come to eat at! Best variety that I have seen and cheapest prices compared to most parks
  • Various areas to sit down and eat at tables, and also plenty of ledge/counter space to stand and eat.
  • The Smokehouse concession stand

 

Seating/Stadium Design:

  • 2 decks of seating and luxury boxes
  • Lawn seating in the outfield

  • 360 degree concourse - only complaint is that it could be a little wider since it is cramped with the amount of people the Ironpigs draw each game.
  • Clubhouse Store
  • Red Robin Tiki Terrace (new in 2012)
  • The centerfield scoreboard and video screen was absolutely crystal clear.
  •  Upon entering the stadium, the first thing that I noticed was the sea of billboards in the outfield. How can a ballpark whose name is "Coca-Cola Park", not have enough money that they still need to get financial help from local businesses. The stadium is beautiful, but these sightly advertisements take away from its charm.

  • Excellent view into the bullpens from above.

  • Kids Play area in the outfield

  • Large picnic area for groups
  • Luxury Boxes are at field level behind home plate.

 

Atmosphere/Character:

  • The atmosphere was calm and relaxed. Sound effects and music were kept to a minimum. In between innings contests did not reach the obnoxious level.
  • The park can feel a bit crowded
  • The massive amount of billboards takes away from the charm of the park
  • 2 mascots- Ferrous and Fefe. They sign autographs and take photos in the autograph booth in the left field concourse area
  • Fans love the Mascot Race

Starting Lineups are posted in the right field concourse area. Free programs, "Pork Illustrated" are also available here.

 

The theme of bacon is used a lot throughout the ballpark

Recognition of Team's History and/or MLB Affiliate:

  • "Pigs to the Bigs" wall

 

Overall Rating:

Review based on visit on 4/12/08, 7/3/09, 4/15/12 , and 9/4/17.

 

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