Where to sit at Parkview Field
Where to sit at Parkview Field
by Malcolm MacMillan
- Four different group seating options
- Lawn seating section ideal for families
Where you choose to sit at Parkview Field depends entirely on your preferences. If you want to plop down on a blanket in a grassy area, you can do so. If you'd rather have a more private area, there are plenty of options for that, too.
Parkview Field's Lawn Seats are the most affordable option for seating, and are ideal if you're attending the game with children who don't want to be confined to stadium seating. There are two sections for these seats -- behind the fence in left field and right field -- and spots are on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets cost just $5 and you're free to move from one area to another to see the game from different angles.
The ballpark's Reserved Seats section runs from the far end of each dugout, heading away from home plate. These seats cost $8 a piece, and are the most affordable if you're looking for a traditional seat.
Call yourself an all-star? The All-Star Seats stretch from the far end of each dugout (butting up against the Reserved Seat sections) right around behind home plate. There are 11 total All-Star Seat sections in Parkview Field, and at $9, you have the choice of sitting with an unobstructed view over either dugout or behind the protective screen behind home plate.
You don't have to be a pro scout to take advantage of Parkview Field's Scout Seats, which are located at the top of the three sections directly behind home plate. Tickets here cost $12.50 each, but are wider and padded. You also have access to waited food service and your own bar-style railing.
If you enjoy moving around during the game, try watching a couple innings from the open concourse or the lawn seating; the latter is open to anyone with a ticket for the game. Additionally, there are tables and chairs set up above the grass areas along the outfield concourse.
If you're visiting Parkview Field as part of a baseball-themed road trip, you probably don't have enough people with you to apply for a group seating option. Still, Parkview Field boasts an incredible range of seating options aimed at groups of all sizes.
The most affordable of these options are the Field Boxes, which are located down the third base line. Set up in groups of four, they're available for $36 (for all four seats). Each box includes a table and is railed in, giving you a sense of privacy. This section is watched by ushers, so you won't have to contend with people walking through all the time. If desired, you can also buy seating for eight or 12 in this section.
The Appleseed Picnic Pavilion, located down the first base line and wrapping into the right field area, is reserved for groups of 50 to 1,500 fans. The section features a multi-level terrace that's ideal if you enjoy sitting up high in the shade or right down at field level. Tickets here are $20 for adults and $15 for children, and include a menu of hot dogs, hamburgers, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, pulled pork and more ... and, of course, apple crisp.
The Home Run Porch is a three-section area directly over the fence in left field. It's for groups from 20 to 160 in numbers, and tickets cost $10 for the ticket alone or $25 for an all-you-can-eat option. The food service, which includes brats, salads, apple crisp and typical ballpark food, begins one hour before first pitch and concludes 30 minutes after the game begins.
The granddaddy of all the seating options at Parkview Field is Treetops Rooftop Party Area, which was built to pay homage to the rooftop seating at Wrigley Field. You need a group of between 50 and 250 fans to sit in this section, which is attached to the second level of a conference/meeting center just beyond the concourse behind right field. The menu in this location changes every three innings and begins 30 minutes prior to first pitch. A typical menu might be burgers and hot dogs, chicken breasts and wings, pulled pork and smoked rib tips and apple crisp. Sides include potatoes, fresh fruit, baked beans, pasta salad and macaroni and cheese. Hungry yet?
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