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23 Don Mattingly Way
Evansville, IN 47711

Stadium Opened: 1915
Capacity: 5,181
Dimensions: LF- 315 ft.  CF- 415 ft.   RF- 315 ft.
Surface: Natural Grass

Former Names of Ballpark: None


Parking:

  • Parking is free outside the ballpark

 

Seating/Stadium Design:

  • No access out of the seating bowl at the top like some other older parks
  • Kids swingset on a cement section of the ballpark. Seems a little unsafe to me.
  • Concourse area is basically behind the grandstand
  • All seats are under the covered grandstand
  • Dugouts are far from home plate
  • Seats do not have cupholders
  • manual scoreboard/small videoboard
  • As in most covered grandstand ballparks, some views are obstructed
  • Ballpark has lots of character and charm

 

 

 

 

Food:

  • Food was pricey for poor quality (see the burnt up hot dog below)
  • Giant Brownie Bowl Sundae- $5

Atmosphere/Character:

Clear PA system with a classic sounding announcer. The female staff members wore the Racine Belles uniforms. Nice touch. The mascot's name is Evan the Otter.

Scenes from "A League of their Own" were filmed here and the Racine Belles ad was left on the wall. Very cool!

 

Evan the Otter

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

  • Banners honoring former players displayed on columns under grandstand
  • Ballpark is located on Don Mattingly Way

Don Mattingly Way. Mattingly grew up in Evansville.

 

Overall Rating:

Review is based on my visit on 6/29/16.

 

amanda@baseballstadiumreviews.com