Editor’s Note: Play ball with us in Ohio as we head to the Midwest and back to our week-long celebration of “Summer in Our City Dads Group Cities,” as Columbus Dad Ryan Gross takes us to see the Columbus Clippers.
Watching a Columbus Clippers baseball game at Huntington Park in the Arena District of Columbus, Ohio, is fun for the entire family and can also be really inexpensive. The Clippers, the Triple A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, were for many years the top minor league club of the New York Yankees and the breeding ground of stars like Derek Jeter.
Huntington Park, opened in 2009, is a 200,000 square foot facility that features a capacity of of 10,100 with specialty seating in two full bars, a roof top terrace, right field terraces, and lawn and picnic areas. With the downtown Columbus skyline in the background, Huntington Park is one of the few ballparks that actually faces southeast. In 2009, it was named the “Ballpark of the Year” by Baseballparks.com, beating out all other new or significantly renovated baseball stadiums in the country, including the new Yankee Stadium and Citi Field in New York. The award is given to the new stadium with the “best combination of superior design, attractive site selection and fan amenities.”
The lawn seats in the outfield are a blast for family outings and are as little as $5 per ticket. If you don’t mind a short walk to the ballpark, then you can find free street parking in nearby Victorian Village.
Keep an eye out for promotional days to save a few more dollars! Our kids love Roosters on the Roof fifty-cent boneless wing day or Sugardale Dime a Dog Night when, yes, they sell hot dogs for only 10 cents!