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501 West Maryland St.
Indianapolis, IN

 

Stadium Opened: 1996
Capacity: 12,230 (fixed seats only)
Dimensions: LF- 320 ft.  CF- 402 ft.   RF- 320 ft.
Surface: Natural Grass
Former Names of Ballpark: Perry Stadium

 

Parking:

  • parking prices vary, but most between $5 and $6.
  • Stadium is located in downtown Indianapolis. There are many parking garages nearby.
  • The Indians' website claims there are 6,400 parking spots available within seven blocks of the ballpark.

Food:

  • "Build-a-Burger" (or nacho, chicken, dog, or fry) stand which looked interesting.
  • Some vendors wear the prices on their shirts like they used to do at Cooper Stadium in Columbus.
  • Concessions are listed on the team's official website.

 

Seating/Stadium Design:

Fans enter Victory Field in the outfield concourse area. This area contains concessions as well as a carnival type game stand. There is a berm seating area in the outfield.

 

The ballpark features 2 levels comprised of dark green fold-down seats. The pressbox is located on the second level and the bullpens are located along the baselines.

The backdrop of the stadium is made up of the Indianapolis Government Center and hotels.

The team store is located in the concourse. Despite the ballpark opening in 1996, it has held up well over the years and looked only a few years old.

 

Atmosphere/Character:

The atmosphere at Victory Field was pretty laid back, although there were way more ushers than I would have liked to have seen "guarding" every entrance to the upper deck. I understand needing ushers, but why "protect" the upper deck? They make it very uncomfortable to stop in and take a quick photo from somewhere other than where you seat is located. The team mascot is "Rowdie", which is a red bear (according to the team's website. Looks like a monkey to me) that has nothing to do with the team name. Pointless.

 

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

  • Banners in the concourse featuring former players.

 

Overall Rating:

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

 

 
 
 
 

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