HOME :
   
 
 

14 Stott Ave.
Norwich, CT

Stadium Opened:1995
Capacity: 6,270
Dimensions: LF- 309 ft.  CF- 401 ft.   RF- 309 ft.
Surface: Natural Grass

Former Names of Ballpark: None

 

 

Parking:

  • Free Parking

Food:

  • Pizza, Hot Dogs, pretzels, etc. 
  • Average prices

Seating/Stadium Design:

  • Concession stands open to field, except for behind the press box
  • Box Seats and general admission seats

 

Atmosphere/Character:

Dodd Stadium is located in the Norwich Industrial Park, about 7 minutes off the main road.  It is hidden way back in an industrial park.  The attendance is extremely poor in this stadium (last in the Eastern League in 2005), now that it is an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.  Although, the Yankees only fared slightly better in their short stay in Norwich.  It’s a shame because a game is definitely worth seeing at Dodd Stadium.  It’s clean and family oriented. The mascot's name is "Cutter", a bald eagle. The PA announcer announced in more of a classic style, rather than a “jazzed up”, obnoxious style that some new, young announcers use.  Sound effects were good.  There were contests in between innings to entertain the fans.  The usual “up-grade a seat” contest was opened to all fans to upgrade their seats since attendance was so poor.  So, everyone in the ballpark basically got to choose where they wanted to sit regardless of their ticket. Overall, a nice park, but nothing too special or unique. It is a very forgettable park.

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

  • San Francisco Giants logo on the scoreboard and on the exterior of the stadium

 

Overall Rating:

Review based on visit on: 8/11/04

amanda@baseballstadiumreviews.com