Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth – Villanova Wildcats

by | Apr 26, 2018 | NCAA Baseball, Richard Smith |

Fanfare Score

Total Score
2

Crowd Score

Total Score
1.29

 

Bare Bones Baseball at Villanova Ballpark

The Wildcats had been part of the Big East since 1980. DePaul University, Georgetown University, Marquette University, Providence College, Seton Hall University, St. John’s University, and Villanova University chose to split from the football playing schools in order to focus on basketball. In 2013 these schools retained the existing Big East Conference name, logos, and men’s basketball tournament site while adding Butler University, Creighton University, and Xavier University. The football-playing members of the old Big East formed the American Athletic Conference. Much of the pre-2013 history is shared between the two conferences.

Villanova University is a private university located northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The school is named after Saint Thomas of Villanova and is the oldest Catholic university in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as it was founded in 1842. It is part of the Order of Saint Augustine within the Catholic church.

The Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth is about a 10 minute drive from the main Villanova campus.

Food & Beverage 0

There are no food options at Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth. Bring your own food if you wish to enjoy anything.

Atmosphere 2

The field is a basic baseball field that is surrounded by a local park. It is a basic facility even for northeast college baseball.

Neighborhood 2

The ballpark is located about 10 minutes from the Villanova campus, right off of Germantown Pike in Plymouth Meeting. While the park is located in a rather residential area, there is a mall and some fast food joints less than a mile down the road.

Fans 2

Fans are going to primarily be family or friends of the players. What this means is that weekend and later afternoon games will be busier than early afternoon weekday games. It just means you will see an inconsistent level of fan interaction. The fans who do attend really care about the game and are extremely knowledgeable.

Access 3

The park is easily accessed from I-278 by taking Exit 333 and heading north on Germantown Pike. There is a small parking lot located on the first base side of the park.

Return on Investment 4

It is free to attend games. The seats are close to the action and the view from the field is nice, so it is a good return on investment.

Extras 1

The team does provide free roster sheets with up to date statistics. Otherwise this is a no frills experience.

Final Thoughts

This is a simple ballpark offering good baseball with no frills. Don’t go out of your way to attend, but if in the direct area, it may be a good place to spend a nice afternoon.

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Food and Drink Recommendations

Plaza Azteca

351 Plymouth Rd

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

(610) 940-3906

http://www.plazaazteca.com/


Conshohocken Brewing Company – Bridgeport Brewpub

3 DeKalb St

Bridgeport, PA 19405

(610) 239-5999

http://www.conshohockenbrewing.com/


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Entertainment Recommendations

Elmwood Park Zoo

1661 Harding Blvd

Norristown, PA 19401

(610) 277-3825

http://www.elmwoodparkzoo.org/


Norristown Farm Park

2500 Upper Farm Rd

Norristown, PA 19403

(610) 270-0215

https://www.montcopa.org/874/Norristown-Farm-Park


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Lodging Recommendations

Courtyard Philadelphia Plymouth Meeting

651 Fountain Rd

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

(610) 238-0695

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/PHLCY-Courtyard-Philadelphia-Plymouth-Meeting


South Bridge Bed and Breakfast

2628 South St

Philadelphia, PA 19146

(215) 219-2682

http://www.bedandbreakfast.com/pa-philadelphia-southbridgebedandbreakfast-page.html


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Crowd Reviews

Latest Crowd Reviews

Date: 2018-04-25 17:45:19
By: Legacy Review

Total Score
1.29

Villanova Ballpark offers little for the intrepid ballpark traveler, and it is hard to imagine making a trip here outside of fans or relatives of either Villanova or the visiting team.

Stadium Info

Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth

Walton Rd

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Villanova Wildcats website

Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth website

Year Opened: 2003

Capacity: 300

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