271 Park Ave.
Stadium Opened: 1994
Dimensions: LF- 315 ft. CF- 400 ft. RF- 330 ft.
Surface: Natural Grass
Former Names of Ballpark: None
- Parking is avilable in privately run lots for about $5.
- Fans can also park in the Maine Medical Center lot or the Fitzpatrick Stadium lot.
Most of the seating is located on the 3rd base side of the infield since the arena building inhibits the seating bowl from extending down the 1st base line.
Seating bowl is made primarily of aluminum giving it a cheap feel.
Cheap Bleacher Material For Steps
- I thought concession options were a little weak.
- At the Fried Foods stand: McCain's Fries (which looked very undercooked), Sea Dog Haddock Fillet Sandwich, Popcorn Chicken (a pretty generous portion) with Bingas Wingas sauce.
- Pizza (which did not look too appetizing), Kayem's hot dogs, sausage and peppers/onions, steak and cheese w/ peppers/onions, deli sandwiches, burgers, and fried dough.
- The most unique item was the Sea Dog Ice Cream Biscuit.
Vendor Selling "Sea Dog Biscuits"
Concourse - No View of Field
Hadlock Field's signature feature is the "Maine Monster" in left field. The mascot, "Slugger" is adored by the fans. I was disappointed in the lack of a "Maine" feel to the park. Supposedly, there is a lighthouse that was supposed to come up over the centerfield wall after a Sea Dogs homerun, but when I was there it did not. Not sure if it was broken or if they have gotten rid of it. Other than offering a fish sandwich and doing an in-between inning contest involving lobsters, you don't really feel like you are in Maine. I feel the nautical theme could have been used more. Overall, a nice place to watch a game, but the park is not anything special. If I didn't know, I would never have guessed this park was built in 1994. I would have thought it had been around years.
Review is based on my visit on 6/8/11