Ballpark Review: Fifth-Third Field-Toledo, OH

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Fifth-Third Field in Toledo is home to the world famous Mud Hens. Carved into the city’s downtown area, it’s a beautiful ballpark and a great place to watchens2.jpgh a ball game. The price is right, too, as it only cost us $8 a piece for seats right behind the dugout.  That was in 2007, so I’m not sure how the prices are now, but can’t imagine they’re much more. I really enjoyed the sight lines of the city, and my only regret is not sitting in ‘The Roost’, which is a group of seats actually built into a neighboring building in right field. They’ve been called the best seats in Minor League Baseball by ESPN. The gift shop is also built into that building as well. You have to arrive fairly early to get a decent parking space, but other than that this stadium is pretty flawless. Right accross the street is Tony Paco’s which is a perfect place to eat before or after the game. Both the Mud Hens and Paco’s are mentioned on the old show M*A*S*H by Max Klinger (Jamie Farr). Do you miss Klinger? Well, he’s here, doing most of the ads and publicity on the scoreboard screen. I highly recommend this ballpark to any baseball fan. The Triple-A Mud Hens play a good brand of baseball, and the fans create a great atmoshphere.

Here are some quck facts of the stadium. Built in 2002 it has a capacity of 10,300. The stadium was named one of the best MiLB parks by Newsweek Magazine. In 2006, the Mud Hens hosted the Triple-A All Star Game there.

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I like the idea that there’s a view of the city’s skyline (if ya wanna call it that) in the outfield there. It looks real classy. Makes me wanna take a trip to Toledo. Never thought I’d say that before.
–Jeff
http://redstatebluestate.mlblogs.com/
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Toledo is a perfect place to catch a game while passing through. Preferably, a day game.
Thanks, Jeff, for being the only one to visit this site. It keeps me going…
Mike

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