LANCASTER, Pa. — Note: The video is from July 2021.
Clipper Magazine Stadium, the home of the Atlantic League's Lancaster Barnstormers, has been named "Best MLB Partner League Ballpark" by Ballpark Digest for the third consecutive year, the team announced Friday.
The award is voted on by fans. Clipper Magazine Stadium beat out Haymarket Park, the home of the American Association's Lincoln Saltdogs and the NCAA's Nebraska Cornhuskers, in the final balloting.
A total of 48 ballparks, representing the Atlantic League, the American Association, the Frontier League, and the Pioneer League, were considered.
Clipper Magazine Stadium, which opened to the public on May 11, 2005, hosts 66 Barnstormers home games this season -- but it's not just known for baseball.
Past and upcoming events held at the stadium include: the American Mock Trial National Tournament; Community Services Group 5k; Lancaster Pride; graduations for McCaskey High School, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, PA College of Health Sciences, Insight PA Cyber School and ABC; Christmas Spirit Drive Through Lights Show; Valour Professional Wrestling; Representative Mike Sturla Backpack Giveaway; Lancaster-Lebanon Tournament; July 3 FREE Independence Day Celebration in partnership with Nordstrom and Truist; plus kickball leagues, blood drives, baseball and softball camps and clinics, movie nights, carnivals, job fairs, corporate events and more.
The stadium is filled with many amenities and features, such as a state of the art Kids Park with inflatables and a carousel, a special dugout for nursing mothers, a picnic area catered by Hess Barbecue, the Broken Bat Craft Beer Deck, and a "backyard" viewing area where fans can play lawn games like cornhole while watching baseball.
There is also an Outdoor Experience area down the right field line, with table games like Jenga, and a suite level that includes a vintage pinball machine arcade.
“We owe a debt of gratitude to our year-round staff, our sponsors, community partners, ownership and the fans," Barnstormers president and general manager Mike Reynolds said. "A special shout out to our incredible event staff and volunteer program through the United Way of Lancaster County that work hard to provide the best experience to all visitors of Clipper Magazine Stadium year-round.
"Every day we strive to make this the best ballpark we possibly can. Cleanliness, striving to provide the best experience and constantly updating the ballpark are always top priorities.”
To celebrate this honor, the Lancaster Barnstormers will hold a “Three-peat Thursday” on Thursday, July 14. Tickets to the game are available for just $3.
In addition, there will be a $3 craft beer special at the Broken Bat Craft Beer Deck.