Finding Your Way Around Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium

The Finding Your Way Around Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium
by Malcolm MacMillan
  • Merry-go-round in RF corner is a popular spot
  • Team shop located in home plate concourse
The merry-go-round in the right field corner is one of the stadium's most notable features and if you're visiting with kids, it's a must-see spot.

When you arrive at Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium, you have two parking options. In most cases, you’ll be able to park in the lot in front of the stadium, which means you’ll have no trouble finding the ticket office and front gates. The park’s gates open an hour before first pitch, so if you arrive with time to spare, take some time to walk around the park and perhaps even find a ball behind the outfield fence if batting practice is on.

Once the gates open, you’ll walk in and find yourself in the home plate concourse area. The Keys team shop is immediately on your right, and like virtually every ballpark, you’ll see a concourse leading down the first base line and another down the third base line. If it’s autographs you’re after, pick a side and head to field level or the players’ walkway to the field immediately. (The Keys are on the first base side.) If you’re not too concerned with autographs, you’ll have ample time to check out Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium before you need to find your seat for the game.

Walk down the first base concourse and you’ll notice some concession stands on your right side and you might even see the Mills Cup on display. The Keys won the Carolina League championship in 2011 and are displaying the trophy for fans in 2012. When you get to the end of the first base concourse, you’ll reach the kids’ play area, which contains several inflatable attractions as well as the park’s merry-go-round. Those visiting Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium with kids will definitely want to check out this area. Just off the first base concourse you’ll see a picnic courtyard and the teams’ batting cages are also in this area.

The third base concourse is similarly lined with concession stands, and when you reach the end, you’ll see a large group picnic deck. Both concourses have an open design to allow you to keep an eye on the field at all times. This trait is a definite benefit during the game, when you can watch the action, but also before the game if you’re wandering around and watching for either team to hit the field.