A purist’s dream and a terrific way to spend a day or evening out is going to a baseball game at Hammons Field. The Springfield Cardinals, an AA affiliate of the St Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball, call Hammons Field in Springfield, Missouri, home.
The $32 million Hammons Field opened on April 2, 2004. The stadium’s construction was sponsored by John Q. Hammons, a successful hotel developer and builder from Springfield, Missouri. Since no professional baseball team had agreed to play there when the facility was created, only the neighbourhood college played baseball there the first year. The very following season, games there were first played by the Texas League’s Springfield Cardinals.
The group’s previous name was El Paso Diablos. The Cardinals purchased the Diablos from their original owners and moved them to Springfield. In 2012, the Springfield Cardinals won the Texas League Championship, and they hope to do it once more in the next years.
For an AA stadium in Missouri, the pricing for the beverages, food, and snacks at the ballpark are greater than anticipated. Nevertheless, there are several culinary specials available all season long. When visiting, keep those in mind.
The first thirty minutes following the opening of the gates, adult drinks are $3 off. A 16 oz. speciality craft beer is still $7, though, even with the discount. Tuesdays provide $2 hot dogs and brats. Thirsty Thursdays are observed during home games on Thursdays, when supporters over 21 may enjoy beer discounts for $3 for the whole game. Before Sunday home games, kids are given ice cream for free. In addition to a Domino’s Pizza and a Chick-fil-A below the third base concourse, the Home Plate Concessions sells burgers and chicken tenders.
There are nine distinct ice cream flavours at Cardinals Creamery. There are also funnel cakes and cotton candy at the vendor’s table. Coca-Cola brands of soda and bottled water are also available. Adult beverages including wine, mixed cocktails, and specialty beers are available at KPub and the 1st Base Bar.
All of the staff employees make you feel welcome and happy to be in their ballpark, and the place just screams baseball.
The sitting area is above the concourse, and spectators descend to their seats. There are 22 rows of green stadium chairs with cupholders and railings in the seating area. The top of the concourse is lined with plenty of wheelchair and disabled seats. On the first base side and behind home plate, suites flank the stadium’s second level. Premium seating, unlimited food, and soda are available at The Redbird Roost (second floor, third base side). The Champions Club seats are located on the outside first base side and come with an improved all-you-can-eat meal and four adult drinks.
This place exudes baseball. A baseball purist’s fantasy, it’s all about the game. Even after nearly two decades, baseball fans and other fans may spend their nights enjoying Hammons Field and the Springfield Cardinals.
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