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330 Huntington Lane
Columbus, OH

 

Stadium Opened: 2009
Capacity: 10,100
Dimensions: LF- 325 ft.  CF- 400 ft.   RF- 318 ft.
Surface: Natural Grass
Former Names of Ballpark: None

 

Parking:

  • parking is $3-$5
  • Stadium is located in downtown Columbus in the arena district.
  • There is a detailed parking map on the team's official website.
  • There are 14,000 spaces within a 10 minute walk.

Food:

  • Wide variety of concessions
  • City BBQ is a popular stand near the right field corner
  • Concession Prices are listed on the team's official website.

 

Clipper Ship Nachos

 

Seating/Stadium Design:

The exterior is made up of brick with "Huntington Park" in green lettering on the exterior of the ballpark. There is a statue of Harold Cooper near the Center Field Entrance, which seems to be the most popular entrance. The ticket windows are located to the right of this entrance, when looking at the ballpark.

 

Upon entering the ballpark from the Center Field Entrance, fans pass by the team store, "Clippers Cargo" as well as several concession stands and restrooms.

 

I liked how the ads are painted right onto the bricks, as you can see in the photo below. Looks classy! So many ballparks have gawdy ads and billboards, so this was refreshing to see.

The concourse is not open to the field behind home plate because the view is blocked by a Loge seating section. I'm not a fan of this, I like the concourse to be open behind home plate so that fans can take pictures with a direct view to the field. I really like the large, green letters with the name of the park on the top of the ballpark. They are similar to the large, blue letters at Yankee Stadium. Looks classy! I love how when it is sunny the shadows reflect onto the field and you can read "Huntington Park". See Photo below.

 

The bullpens are located along the baselines, as you can see in the photo above. I prefer separate bullpens but I have a feeling space was in issue for this ballpark since it is in a downtown area.

 

 

Another element brought over from Cooper Stadium is the large hat above the doorway in the photo below. I love that the Clippers incorporated the features I liked from Cooper Stadium into the new park. I love when teams do that!

 

I liked this large sign on the outside of the ballpark but couldn't really get a good photo of it because the trees were blocking it is view. I like how fans walking along the sidewalk can get a glimpse into the ballpark. It's a gold star in my book when downtown ballpark's incorporate a feature like this one.

 

Atmosphere/Character:

The atmosphere at Huntington Park is great. There are two mascots, Lou Seal and Krash. They appeared to be well-liked and active during the game. Lou Seal took over for Captain Clipper in the mid 90's. Krash is a parrot that joined forces with Lou Seal in 2004.

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

  • Banners in the concourse featuring former players.
  • Photos of Historic Ballparks of Columbus near the City BBQ concession stand in right field.
  • Team Photos brought over from Cooper Stadium are located near the left field entrance.

 

Construction Photos of Huntington Park.

Overall Rating:

Review is based on many visit on 5/26/14.

 

 
 
 
 

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