Thursday, April 1, 2010
Stadium Report Cards: Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium
Team: Montgomery Biscuits
Location: Montgomery, AL
League: Southern League(AA)
My event: Regular season game, vs Mississippi Braves
1. Outdoor Design
This was really cool. Driving up, I had no clue where the stadium was. Fact is, the stadium is built from an old train station! I thought that was so cool. A train track runs along the outside of the stadium behind left field.
2. Indoor Design
How cool is that? Right field, there is an indent where a flag pole is. I random quirk to the field that makes it hard. Along the seat area, there wasn't much. Just seats, and stores. There was a playground in the left field corner.
Average prices for a minor league park.
Yummy ballpark food, with chicken sandwiches, with biscuits! How fitting!
Really nice staff. Talked to a worker in the team store about the Rays(I was in Rays gear). No one stopped us moving around, and the people who got the fans into the game, with the little games were a lot of fun.
From what I remember, there wasn't any problems with the trash.
There wasn't any lot for the stadium. You'd just park on the curbs in the area around the stadium. We parked about a quarter mile away. But it makes sense, because the stadium is near a river, downtown.
Friday night, which was firework night, was pretty wild. There was a section in the outfield for the hunters convention in Montgomery that weekend. Lots of college kids were there too.
9. Playing Surface.
It was actually really good. A nice simple pattern on the outfield, and the infield was ideal.
Pretty cool. The more biscuits the better. But pretty average talking about the minor league parks I've been to.
A final of 76/100. Out of 2, that's the best yet!