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500 Main St.
Bridgewater, CT

Stadium Opened: 1998
Capacity: 5,300
Dimensions: LF- 350 ft.  CF- 405 ft.   RF- 325 ft.
Surface: Natural Grass
Former Names of Ballpark: None

Parking:

  • 2 Large dirt lots - $7

 

 

Food:

  • Hot dogs- regular and jumbo, sausage, Carvel ice cream, fries, chicken fingers, pretzels:
    Prices are within typical minor league ballpark range
  • Domino's Pizza Stand- new for 2011
  • Rita's stand
  • Concessions are run by Centerplate
  • Concession stands are in view of the field

 

 

 

Seating/Stadium Design:

  • 3 price levels of seating: Field Box, Loge, and Reserved (General admission)
  • Seating bowl could be steeper
  • Train running beyond the outfield fence atop a brick wall (Metro-North and Amtrak)
  • Arena at Harbor Yard visible over the left field fence.
  • Large power plant beyond the right field fence, gives the stadium an "industrial" feel and also provides some character.
  • Picnic area along right field.
  • Kids Play Area also near right field (Hi-Ho D'Addario Kids' Cove)
  • Luxury Suites
  • Bluefish Gear Shop is the team store.

 

Atmosphere/Character:

  • Located on Bridgeport's Long Island Sound near Long Island Port Jeff Ferry. Built on the site of the former Jenkins Valve Factory and Sprague Meter Company
  • "Classic" sounding Public Address announcer
  • Fans were into the game
  • Jim O'Rourke statue outside ballpark installed in 2010. O'Rourke hit the first hit in National League history.
  • Mascot -B.B. the Bluefish
  • Atmosphere kind of has a bland feeling to it - although, to be fair, I haven't been to a game here during the summer when there is probably a larger crowd. I have only been to games in April and May when the crowds have been rather small.

 

Overall Rating:

Review is based on many visit on 5/3/08 and 4/30/11.

 

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