There are so many things to look forward to when Fall is just around the corner Playoff baseball should be at the top of your list, when it comes to great fall activities! Our own Lancaster Barnstormers’ home field, Clipper Magazine Stadium, has again won the prestigious title of “Best Independent Ballpark of the Year”! This well earned distinction is the third year in a row as voted by the readers (the fans) of Ballpark Digest. Also, this is a perfect time to get over there and get acquainted: tickets for the playoff season go on sale this week, on Tuesday Sept 6th!
If you’re not a huge baseball fan, get to know the home of the Barnstormers! It is a fantastic way to spend a summer evening. Even if you’re not a fan of the heat, even if baseball isn’t your thing, I can promise your time at the stadium will be fun and memorable!
Clipper Magazine Stadium beat out several other ballparks in the same category. The Barnstormers stadium opened officially in 2005 and belongs to the Atlantic League, whose corporate headquarters are here: Clipper Magazine Stadium! The Atlantic league must maintain minimum stadium standards at AAA level or higher. Winning this distinctive award against other ballparks at the same level means our venue isn’t only known for great baseball and is well above the minimum requirements.
Once there, you’ll see that extra amenities and features abound. Your children won’t sit through 9 innings of baseball? Neither did mine. Go visit the state-of-the-art Kids’ Park complete with inflatables and a carousel. There’s even a special dugout for nursing mothers. Entertain the seventh inning “stretch” with the backyard viewing area, where you can also play lawn games like Cornhole, and an entire Outdoor Experience area! Where else can you play table games like Jenga while watching baseball, or celebrate a Barnstormers grand slam while soaking up the nostalgia in the vintage pinball arcade?
Looking for more food and drink options? There’s the Hess Barbecue Picnic Area, and the Broken Bat Craft Beer Deck! Anyone who knows Lancaster knows our craft beer brewers are the best around.
Besides a leisurely evening watching America’s National Pastime, the stadium hosts various other events you can attend throughout the year! There’s the Christmas Spirit Drive-Through Light Show, Valour Professional Wrestling, the FREE Independence Day Celebration on July 3rd, kickball leagues, movie nights, baseball/softball camps, and job fairs.
Barnstormers’ president and general manager Mike Reynolds had this to say about the stadium’s success:
“We owe a special debt of gratitude to our year-round staff, our sponsors, community partners, ownership and the fans,” Mike said. “A special shout out to our incredible event staff and volunteer program through the United Way of Lancaster County that work hard to provide the best experience too all visitors of Clipper Magazine Stadium… Every day we strive to make this the best ballpark we possibly can.”
Mission accomplished, Mike! I plan on attending more games this year and I hope to see you there, too!
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