A day or evening at the old ballpark is all about sitting back with a hot dog and beer and watching America’s pastime, enjoying the company of friends or fellow travelers. Compared to the majors, minor league baseball offers a more intimate experience in more family-friendly setting – at a much more affordable price. Toss your cares away and step up to the plate for a memorable group outing.

Fort Wayne TinCaps at Parkview Field

Tincaps 2016Fort Wayne, Indiana

The TinCaps, the Class A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, draw an average of 6,000 fans a game to a retrostyle brick ballpark just voted best Class A park by Baseball Digest. Parkview Field boasts one of the largest video boards in the minors and offers groups a variety of seating options, from suites and a picnic pavilion to left field’s Home Run Porch with padded seats and waiter service. Besides four concession stands, there are 18 carts peddling everything from Mexican specialties to cheesesteaks. The Treetops area across the street, modeled after the rooftop buildings overlooking Wrigley Field in Chicago, offers and all-you-can-eat menu. (fortwaynetincaps.com)

Toledo Mud Hens at Fifth Third Field

Toledo, Ohio

Dozens of group spaces are available at the 8,943-seat ballpark and in Hensville, a collection of historic Warehouse District properties next to the field. Hensville boasts new suites and rooftop viewing areas, two new restaurants, and new party and banquet spaces. Popular group spots at the field include the Home Run Picnic Terrace, with three tiers of picnic tables in deep right and left field, and the Picnic Patio at the Fowl Pole in the left field corner. The Mud Hens are the Triple A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. The mascots, Muddy the Mud Hen and Muddonna, represent the marsh bird that inhabited the area around the original ballpark. (mudhens.com)

Indianapolis Indians

Victory Field, Indianapolis

The 14,200-seat stadium, located in downtown’s White River State Park, has been named “Best Minor League Ballpark in America” by Sports Illustrated and Baseball America. The Indians franchise has been around since 1902 and today is the Triple A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Former players have included Randy Johnson, Paul Konerko and current Pirates star Andrew McCutcheon. Ballpark tours are available. (indyindians.com)

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