Baseball season is finally here, and with it comes the excitement of hitting the road to visit Minor League ballparks across the country. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just looking for a fun day trip, the Minor League Ballpark Guides series has got you covered.
And if you’re an Astros fan, you’re in luck. The Astros’ system includes four ballparks in three states, each with its own unique atmosphere and charm. Thanks to the Minor League Ballpark Guides, exploring them all has never been easier.
First up is the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, located in Segra Stadium in North Carolina. The team’s red and black color scheme pays homage to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command based out of nearby Fort Bragg. When you’re not watching the game, you can admire passing trains and even see the world’s largest red-cockaded woodpecker.
Next, head to McCormick Field in Asheville, home of the Tourists. This ballpark is steeped in history, from its ties to Babe Ruth to its starring role in the film “Bull Durham.” And if that’s not unique enough for you, goats are employed to keep the field in tip-top shape.
For a taste of the coast, make your way to Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi to catch a Hooks game. This ballpark sits on land once used for cotton warehouses and provides stunning views of the port and its ships. And if you’re lucky, you might even see the Harbor Bridge light up in the evening.
Finally, the Sugar Land Space Cowboys call Constellation Field home in Texas. This ballpark may be the youngest on the list, but the city of Sugar Land has grown rapidly in recent years. It’s a testament to the community’s enthusiasm for baseball that they were able to build such a beautiful and modern stadium.
So there you have it – a quick glimpse into the Astros’ Minor League system and the four ballparks that make it so special. Plan your road trip today and experience the sights, sounds, and smells of Minor League Baseball at its finest. The Minor League Ballpark Guides series is your ultimate resource – don’t miss out!