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525 NW Peacock Blvd.
Port St. Lucie, FL

Stadium Opened: 1988
Capacity: 7,347
Dimensions: LF- 338 ft.  CF- 410 ft.   RF- 338 ft.
Surface: Natural Grass

Former Names of Ballpark: Thomas J. White Stadium, Digital Domain Park


Parking:

  • Parking - $5 in a large grass field

 

Food:

  • Tiki Bar and concession stand on 3rd base side/left field area
  • Soft pretzels cooked "New York Style" over charcoal
  • Nathan's hot dogs and crinkle cut fries

Seating/Stadium Design:

  • Seating areas consist of blue fold-down seats, bleachers (right field line), and a berm area (hill in right field)
  • Fans enter the park depending on their seat (Gate C for bleacher and berm seating). Gates A and B are used for all other fans.
  • Mets dugout is on the 3B side and the visiting team uses the 1B side dugout
  • Bullpens are located along the 1B and 3B sides.
  • Tiki Bar area, concession stands, and picnic area long 3B line.
  • Concessions are not in view of field except for the Tiki Bar area
  • There are picnic tables with umbrellas as well as a concession area in the berm area.
  • There is a small roof that covers most of the seats behind homeplate

 

Atmosphere/Character:

Digital Domain Park is a great place to watch a game. The ballpark has been the Spring Training home of the Mets since 1988. The stadium had a nice "New York" feel to it: New York Post was sold outside the stadium, Nathan's hot dogs and fries were sold throughout the park, along with soft pretzels grilled on charcoal. Also, "Meet the Mets" is played outside the stadium - a great touch! Throughout the stadium, you'll see photos of various New York Mets players from the past. Fans can get up close to the field during batting practice and warm-ups to try to get autographs or to take pictures of their favorite players.

Just a note of caution: In my experience, in Spring Training parks the home team takes batting practive either before the gates open or on one of their practice fields. The visiting team is much more available for fans to see, since they warm up and take batting practice on the main field. So, seeing your favorite team "away" might be better than "home". The visiting Florida Marlins can be seen in the below photos to give you an idea of how close you can get to the action.

 

Overall Rating:

Review is based on my visit on 3/11/11.

 

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