Eastwood Field Review

The BallParkGuide.com Review of Eastwood Field Rating: 4
by Malcolm MacMillan
  • Originally called Cafaro Field after real estate developer
  • Also home to Youngstown State University's ball team
Eastwood Field, home of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, is located behind the Eastwood Mall in Niles, OH.

Eastwood Field has been the home of the Scrappers since they joined the New York-Penn League in 1999. And it was a pretty good home to the team right off the bat, as the Scrappers won their division in both 1999 and 2000. Eastwood Field was originally called Cafaro Field, named after William Cafaro, a local real estate developer. (Incidentally, the Cafaro Company owns Eastwood Mall, which is adjacent to the ballpark.) The stadium's name was changed to Eastwood Field in 2003 and has a seating capacity of 6,300 for baseball games. Like other Minor League Baseball stadiums, Eastwood Field's gates open one hour before first pitch.

While Eastwood Field may be the place to be for area baseball fans, it might be an afterthought for people who love shopping. In this area, Eastwood Mall is the most significant landmark because it's the largest shopping center between Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Even if you're a baseball first, shopping second kind of person, it's hard to resist the selection of stores in the mall before taking in an evening Scrappers game. In addition to hosting numerous concerts throughout the year, Eastwood Field is also home to the Youngstown State University's baseball team.