Over 25 years ago, the Mets opened Spring Training at their new Thomas J. White Stadium, named for the real estate developer that lured the club to the locale. Since 2004, the stadium’s naming rights have been sold, remaining “Tradition Field” for most of that period. But at the last minute in February of 2017, the Mets inked a new naming deal with payment transaction giant First Data that saw the newly renamed “First Data Field” welcoming visitors for the first time that year.
Professional baseball has returned to Grainger Stadium after a six-year absence. The Down East Wood Ducks have turned the historic ballpark to the place to be attracting record crowds and bringing a co-championship during its first year in the Carolina League.
Despite its bland location, Holloway Field is a good park for a cheap night out eating and drinking at a ballgame. It’s a combination of easy access, inviting feel, and closeness to the action for a perfect night at an Australian Baseball League game.
Melbourne Ballpark is an odd duck, with a unique layout that gives it a bit of character.
McCormick Field is definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area. While it is not a world-beater in any category, it is definitely above the pack in each and is a great, historic field for a fun afternoon or evening.