Summer of Baseball: Trenton provides some thunder
If you are a fan of minor league baseball, I’m sure you’ll see what I did with the headline.
If not, read on.
This stop on the 2015 Summer of Baseball Tour took us to Arm & Hammer Park, home of the Trenton Thunder, the AA affiliate of the New York Yankees.
This is one of those parks I’ve heard a lot about and have wanted to visit, so it was nice to be able to get to a game. Even better was this completed a weekend with back-to-back games in Lakewood and Trenton.
First, it’s not a hard place to find and the area seems nice. It’s right next to the Delaware River, so if you are there before a game, you can wander down to the water and take in a relaxing moment or two.
Once in, the stadium is a nice spot for a game and it’s definitely a baseball atmosphere, which is nice.
First, the concessions are quality. There are a lot of solid choices, which is good. Besides the normal, there are a couple of good selections for one to grab. The hot dogs are quality, which is an important aspect for me.
Seating is solid at this stadium and the sight lines are great. You are close to the action and feel like the game is definitely the focal point. Everybody wasn’t up and down the whole game, which I appreciated. It seemed like the Thunder crowd is a baseball crowd. That’s always a good thing.
The stadium isn’t a full wrap concourse, but that was OK as there was enough room for the more than 5,000 people here this night.
We also got on the big screen, so that was cool.
The fans were into the game (it was a close game, too, so that made it fun) and made the atmosphere solid.
The team store is also pretty solid. It’s a tad small in regard to space, but there’s a decent amount of things to grab.
In the end, I’m glad I finally had the chance to get to see a game in Trenton. It’s a nice stadium. There is plenty of parking available and it’s easy to get into and out of before and after games. Prices were average.
If you are looking for a baseball experience and are close to Trenton, it’s well worth going there to watch a game.
Arm & Hammer Park
Home of the Trenton Thunder (Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees)
Visited on: July 11, 2015
Opponent: Richmond Flying Squirrels (Double A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants)
Ratings (out of 10)
- Stadium: 8/10
- Concessions: 8/10
- Parking: 8/10
- Ambiance: 8.5/10
- Friendliness: 9.5/10
I am continuing the Summer of Baseball from 2014 and hope to blog about each new stadium I visit in 2015. Ones visited in the past can be viewed linked up in the 2014 version.
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