Coca-Cola Park Review

The Review of Coca-Cola Park Rating: 5
by Malcolm MacMillan
  • Park has an official capacity of 10,000
  • Look for the trademark Coke bottle atop the video board
Coca-Cola Park is home to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs of the International League. The IronPigs are the Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.

From the time of its first game in the spring of 2008, Coca-Cola Park has been a prime destination for baseball fans in the area and beyond. The new look of the park, coupled with a number of impressive features, give you more of an impression that you’re standing in an intimate Major League stadium than a Minor League park. Despite the team having more bad years than good, fans continue to flock to Coca-Cola Park. In 2011, the park enjoyed the highest total attendance in the Minor Leagues, with 628,925 fans attending games for an average of 9,249 fans per game.

Coca-Cola Park is a two-level facility with box seats on both levels. A large suite level runs across the top of the second level, and group party decks are located at each end. One of the best features of the ballpark is that its entire perimeter is accessible to fans. The concourse runs across the outfield, which means you’ll get your exercise as you wander around and take in the sights.

The park has an official capacity of 10,000, making it the smallest-capacity park in the International League. The field’s dimensions are 334 feet to left field, 374 feet to left-center, 400 feet to center field, 369 feet to right-center and 325 feet to right field.

One of the park’s unique features is the giant Coke bottle atop the video board, which lights up, vibrates and even shoots fireworks with the home team scores. Other features include the grass seating area in left-center, the enormous kids’ play area beyond the left field corner and the Majestic Clubhouse Store, a large, free-standing merchandise shop located down the first base line.