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406 Washington St.
Toledo, OH

Stadium Opened: 2002
Capacity: 10,300
Dimensions: LF- 320 ft.  CF- 400 ft.   RF- 320 ft.
Surface: Natural Grass
Former Names of Ballpark: None

Parking:

  • Since the stadium is located in a downtown area, there are plenty of lots to park in. Prices will vary, just hunt around for the cheapest lot.

 

 

Food:

  • Burgers, Philly cheese steaks, and fried bologna sandwiches were one of the unique concessions available at the park.
  • Variety of hot dogs

 

 

Seating/Stadium Design:

  • The gates into the park are garnished with bats and gloves.
  • Various statues in and around the park

  • "The Roost"- outfield seats attached to an old building which was incorporated into the park. In 2008, ESPN.com voted these seats #1 in the Top Ten Best Minor League Seats. "The Roost" was designed to be reminiscent of Wrigley Field, Camden Yards, and Tiger Stadium.
  • Picnic area in outfield concourse

  • The kids play area is located behind the batter's eye in centerfield....hidden, where it should be.
  • Very large gift shop with a large selection...one of the largest I have seen. The gift shop is also housed in an existing building that was incorporated into the park.

  • There is a lower level and club level. The lower level seating bowl could be a little steeper to improve sightlines.

 

Atmosphere/Character:

  • Usually downtown parks have a lot of character and Fifth Third Field is no exception.

  • I am not usually a fan of mascot's, but the Mud Hen's mascot, Muddy is pretty cool. He is a good dancer and is a good entertainer.
  • Free programs ("The Muddy Times")

Recognition of Team's History and/or Major League Affiliate:

  • There is a retired number (1) in the park
  • There wasn't as much history as I would have expected for a franchise that has a successful past.

 

Overall Rating:

Review is based on many visit on 8/9/09.

 

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