Jimmy John’s Field is the home to four different baseball clubs that make up the United Shores Professional Baseball League. The ballpark might be one of the better-kept secrets in the sport due to its distinct features, amenities, and ability to host baseball every single weekend from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
The Futures League has placed teams in several abandoned minor league ballparks in New England and has enjoyed success with this business model. The Bravehearts have quickly established themselves as one of the premier teams in this fledgling circuit. Fitton Field was known as a solid, if unspectacular venue while hosting professional baseball, and holds up as one of the better venues in summer collegiate baseball.
The third annual Stadium Journey convention was held this week in New Orleans. What else do you do when in one of the biggest party cities in the world? Why, you record a podcast, of course. Special guests crash the party and a great conversation is had about the future of Stadium Journey, what North American sports look like to an Austrailian, how stadiums Down Under compare, and what to look for in terms of stadiums when you visit the Big Easy.
It can fairly be said that the Okotoks Dawgs are the crown jewel of the Western Major Baseball League. After spending a few years in Calgary (and earning a league championship in 2004), they opened their doors in Okotoks in 2007 and have been among the league leaders in attendance and wins ever since.
Joliet Route 66 Stadium is home to the Joliet Slammers of the Frontier League; it’s a ballpark that has a lot to offer inside its wraparound concourse.
On the banks of the Gulf of Mexico on the Southern shores of the state of Mississippi sits the small city of Biloxi. Biloxi has thrown its hat into the Minor League Baseball ring with the Biloxi Shuckers and MGM Park. The Shuckers came to the Bayou in 2015 and joined the Southern League when they moved from Huntsville, Alabama. Biloxi would become the home of the Double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. Home for the Shuckers is MGM Park. Directly across the road from the Beau Rivage Casino, owned by MGM, MGM Park is a nice ballpark for a Double-A team. However, the advantage of the MGM Park is not necessarily what is in the park, but what is outside the park. Situated on Beach Blvd, MGM Park is located right by a number of casinos and a couple blocks from Biloxi Beach. MGM Park will reward fans with southern hospitality and a concession menu that is among the best in sports however, care needs to be taken for fans to do their best to beat the Mississippi summer heat!