Buy yourself some peanuts and Cracker Jack® and enjoy Minor League Baseball™ right here in Pennsylvania. Root for one of the commonwealth’s home teams while visiting some of the nation’s oldest and most revered Minor League stadiums. Be sure to bring the whole family because there’s something for everyone at the old ball game.
Lehigh Valley IronPigs™ and Coca-Cola® Park - Lehigh Valley
Fans of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs™ truly are the best, as they were named by FoxNews.com as the best fans in Minor League Baseball™. An affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies™, the IronPigs™ play at Coca-Cola® Park in Allentown, a state-of-the-art $50-million stadium. The ballpark was designed by HOK, an industry leader that has built the most renowned ballparks in baseball, including Citizens Bank® Park in Philadelphia and Camden Yards in Baltimore. The park has remained the most visited venue in Minor League Baseball™ since it opened in 2008, and has received many awards since then including Ballpark of the Year by Ballpark Digest and highest attendance in all of Minor League Baseball™.
Reading Fightin Phils™ and FirstEnergy® Stadium - Dutch Country Roads
Built in 1951, FirstEnergy® Stadium is the oldest stadium in the Eastern League, and has been home to the Reading Fightin Phils™ since its creation in 1967. As a result, they are the oldest team in the Eastern League to play in their original and current city. In addition, this team also has one of the longest affiliations in Minor League Baseball™, having been the Double-A™ affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies™ since 1967. FirstEnergy® Stadium has been awarded many honors including ranking third among the Best Ballparks in the Minor Leagues by USA Today, as well as being recognized as one of the Top 100 Stadium Experiences in North America by Stadium Journey.
Altoona Curve™ and Peoples Natural Gas Field - The Alleghenies
The town of Altoona was built around railroading, and the Altoona Curve™ has not forgotten that. The Double-A™ Pittsburgh Pirates™-affiliated team was not only named after a curveball pitch, but also after a nearby historic three-track railroad, the Horseshoe Curve. The home of the Altoona Curve™, Peoples Natural Gas Field, is even modeled after a railroad roundhouse and seats 7,200 fans. The field’s Rail Kings Seats were ranked among ESPN’s Top Ten Seats in Minor League Baseball™.
Erie SeaWolves™ and Jerry Uht Park - Pennsylvania’s Great Lakes Region
The Double-A™ affiliate of the Detroit Tigers™, the Erie SeaWolves™, have been bringing great baseball and entertainment to fans since the team’s inception in 1995. Jerry Uht Park is packed full of unique aspects for everyone to enjoy, including picnic areas, the Bud Light® Beer Garden, and the First Base Reserved Seats, which were also ranked in ESPN’s Top Ten Seats in Minor League Baseball™.
State College Spikes™ and Medlar Field at Lubrano Park - The Alleghenies
Located on the campus of Penn State University, Medlar Field at Lubrano Park is a one-of-a-kind minor league facility. Medlar Field, which held its first game in 2006, is the first baseball stadium in the world to be certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) ®. In addition, the State College Spikes™, a Class A Short Season™ affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals™, share their home with Penn State’s varsity baseball team. This partnership is believed to be the first of its kind in the U.S.
Williamsport Crosscutters™ and Susquehanna Bank Park at Historic Bowman Field - Pennsylvania Wilds
Previously known as Bowman Field, Susquehanna Bank Park at Historic Bowman Field is the second oldest minor league stadium operating in the U.S. The Williamsport Crosscutters™, a Class A Short Season™ affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies™, have been bringing great baseball and entertainment to fans since hte park's opening in 1926. Any fan of the Williamsport Crosscutters™ can tour the field and get a firsthand look at the press box, the dugouts and more.
Harrisburg Senators™ and Metro Bank Park - Dutch Country Roads
Located in the heart of Pennsylvania’s state capital, Metro Bank Park offers fun opportunities for families including the Capital BlueCross® Boardwalk, and a Kidzone. Not only can fans watch the Harrisburg Senators™, a Double-A™ affiliate of the Washington Nationals™, play a great game of baseball, but they can also hang out with the team’s friendly mascots, Rascal and Grrrrounder.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders™ and PNC® Field - Upstate PA
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders™ are a Triple-A™ affiliate of the New York Yankees™, and they’ve called PNC® Field in Moosic their home since 1989. Fans of the RailRiders™ can continue to watch their favorite players in the Major Leagues, as the RailRiders™ have proudly sent players to teams such as the New York Yankees™ and the Atlanta Braves™. Anyone can enjoy a game at PNC® Field, especially when CHAMP, the RailRiders™ mascot, makes an appearance and dances with the umpires, plays tug-of-war, and shoots T-shirts into the crowd.
BWP Bats, LLC - Pennsylvania Wilds
BWP specializes in custom handmade baseball bats from local timber, and each bat goes through a seven-step, hands-on inspection process to provide the highest quality bat for all levels of play ranging from T-ball to your favorite professional team. Take a free factory tour to see how a BWP bat is made and meet the crew. BWP offers a wide selection of baseball bats with various models, wood types, and colors, along with commemorative and trophy bats. Get your bat laser engraved with your name, business, team, or even "Happy Birthday.”ť