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280 South E. St.
San Bernardino, CA

 

Stadium Opened: 1996
Capacity: 5,000
Dimensions: LF- 330 ft.  CF- 410 ft.   RF-330 ft.
Surface: Natural Grass

Former Names of Ballpark: The Ranch, San Bernardino Stadium, Arrowhead Credit Union Park

Parking:

  • Large lot next to stadium- $3 Parking

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Food:

  • Concessions stands are not in view of the field
  • Closed concession stand on the 3rd base side mid-way through the game.
  • Great variety (see official team site for menu)
  • Mexican food
  • Pizza, meatball subs
  • Loaded baked potato
  • Pastimes Cafe

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Seating/Stadium Design:

  • No view of field from concession stands
  • Obstructed views in upper seating from chain linked fences/walls/boxes
  • 2 nice picnic areas located along the 1st and 3rd base lines
  • Team Store- good selection of merchandise
  • Kids Play Area

Obstructed View

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Atmosphere/Character:

There were a few unique in-between innings contests. I particularly found the keg rolling contest to be entertaining and unique. I found it very distracting when "Bernie", the mascot was throwing bags of peanuts out to fans atop the dugout while the home team was at bat. Why is the focus not baseball?....and why encourage fans to not pay attention right behind the dugout while a team is batting. This seems like a safety issue to both the fans and "Bernie".

The clarity of the video board was very poor. It could not be seen too well when the sun was out, and even after the sun set, it was very grainy and unclear. Seems like an upgrade may be necessary soon.

  • Mascot's name: "Bernie"
  • Dance/Cheerleading Team

 

Dance Team

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

  • Banners honoring past players
  • Retired numbers on press box

Origin of Team's Name:

Named for the popular route 66. "Inland Empire" is a region located in the Riverside and San Bernardino counties of Southern California.

 

 

Overall Rating:

Review is based on my visit on 8/15/08.

 

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