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207 Legends Ln.
Lexington, KY

 

Stadium Opened: 2001
Capacity: 6,994 (fixed seats only) 9,000 w/Standing Room & Lawn Areas
Dimensions: LF- 320 ft.  CF- 401 ft.   RF- 318 ft.
Surface: Natural Grass
Former Names of Ballpark: Applebees Park

 

Parking:

  • There are two areas to park in. One is considered the "Preferred Parking" ($5) area which is a dollar more. I don't think the "General Parking" ($3) is any further of a walk than the "Preferred" area. A few more steps maybe, but not much.

Food:

  • Hot Dogs, Cheeseburgers, Chicken Tenders, Nachos (Monster Chicken Nachos and Bourbon Bacon Nachos), and Soft Pretzels.
  • Fans can make meals a combo for a pricey $5.50.
  • Kentucky Ale Taproom (Located behind homeplate)

 

Seating/Stadium Design:

The exterior of the ballpark features a few large murals, which are a nice touch. The murals are a combination of baseball scenes and horse racing scenes, to remind you that you are in Lexington. The Legends Locker Gift Shop is located in the concourse. The seating bowl is steep enough to create good sightlines but the numering of the sections was somewhat confusing. There is a kids play area in left field. The pcinic area along the first base side is called "The Stables". There is a Bleachers section in left field. Despite the ballpark opening in 2001, it feels outdated already. You can't walk around the entire ballpark. Hopefully at some point, they can incorporate that into the park.

 

 

 

Atmosphere/Character:

The atmosphere at Whitaker Bank Ballpark focused primarily on the game. They did a good job of incorporating a horse theme into the ballpark. The mascots are "The Big L" and "PeeWee". I thought the location of the ballpark was a bit odd. It is located next to a mediocre shopping plaza which contains a 'Dollar General".

Outside of "The Stables" picnic area

 

Inside "The Stables"

 

Candleberry Flames above the videoboard

 

 

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

  • Legends Hall of Fame in the concourse and also retired numbers behind home plate

Overall Rating:

Review is based on many visit on 5/25/14.

 

 
 
 
 

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