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208 N. Holly Ln.
Elizabethton, TN

Stadium Opened: 1974
Capacity: 1,500
Dimensions: LF- 335 ft.  CF- 414 ft.   RF- 326 ft.
Surface: Natural Grass
Former Names of Ballpark:

Parking:

  • Large dirt lot next to the ballpark
  • Free parking

 

Food:

  • One main concession stand - "Miss Jane's Hardball Cafe"
  • Some of the menu items included: Chik Fil-A Sandwich, Nachos, Frito Pie, Chili Cheese Fries, burgers, candy, hot dogs and fries.
  • Items were fairly reasonabley priced. Hot dogs, fries, and soda were all $2.00 each at time of visit.

 

 

 

Seating/Stadium Design:

At the gate to the ballpark, there is a small ticket booth and a person who manually rips your ticket. The concession area is located behind the first base seating. The majority of the seating is metal bleachers. There is netting along each baseline that obstructs the view. This makes for rather difficult photograph taking. There is no netting above the dugouts but there are two wires that criss-cross above the dugouts which hold up the other areas of netting. While I understand the netting is their for the fans' safety, it really creates a claustrophobic feel to the ballpark. The dugouts are rather small and some of the players spill out onto the surrounding areas. There are two general admission bleachers sections down each baseline and a small number of blue fold-down seats behind home plate.

 

Atmosphere/Character:

  • Very low key and enjoyable
  • No obnoxious sound effects, just pure baseball.
  • No amenities, just charm and character.
  • Dedicated local fans filled the stands. Many of them bringing their own seat cushion or stadium seat. Fans are supportive to the players rather than heckling them like on some other levels.

 

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

  • Team's name is the Twins
  • "Welcome to the Show" painted on a wall with the Twins logo underneath it at entrance to ballpark
  • Photos of former Elizabethton players that have made it to the Majors behind the first base seating. Also former Twins' greats like Kent Hrbek have their names in a banner above the seating areas.

 

Overall Rating:

Review is based on my visit on

 

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