5 Fun Facts about The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
There's nothing minor league about the $34 million home of the Jumbo Shrimp!
A Miami Marlins Double-A affiliate team—with a capacity of 11,000, luxury skyboxes, a tiki-themed terrace with table seating, an air-conditioned lounge (open to all ticket holders) with views of the field, this is far from your average minor league stadium experience. The stadium prides itself on being one of the cleanest in the game, stepping up its recycling efforts in 2017.
- It is currently the largest baseball stadium in the Southern league, built in 2003. And likely needs to be to house the fans, amazing food, art and history.
- Outside, stands a 25-foot high aluminum sculpture called Rookie Card. Barbara Grygutis was commissioned to create the trade card silhouette of a baseball player.
- With just $5, you can enter the state of the art stadium and cop a squat on the Berm or in the Wheel House lounge.
- According to where you’re seated you can have a scenic view of the historic Old St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church which survived the Great Fire of 1901.
- Let’s not forget the most important thing of all…FOOD! Of course, you have access to a hot dog at a baseball game and for only $2. The concessions offer a culinary smorgasbord.
Come see the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp play when you're in Jacksonville. It's the perfect way to spend a beautiful evening outdoors.
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