Kevin C. from Reading

Having traveled to more than a few Minor League venues in recent weeks, I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly in terms of what the ballparks have to offer. First Energy Stadium in Reading certainly qualifies as the good. The charm and coziness this building exudes is evident from the minute you set foot inside the gate. You’re close to the action and there is plenty to do if you’re a fan. There’s a nice boardwak-type setup down the right-field line and a great picnic area on the third-base side. There’s also a miniature golf setup behind the picnic area. There’s a pool just beyond the right-field fence that sits in front of another picnic area.

The weather isn’t great — it’s been raining here all day so the crowd is sparse. But it’s easy to see why Reading is leading the Eastern League in attendance. This is a great place to watch a ballgame and it has a great deal of history with the organization dating back 100 years. With Hall-of-Famers like Frank " Home Run" Baker, Mike Schmidt, Ryne Sandberg, just to name a few, having donned a Reading uniform down through the years gives an indication of just how rich the history is here in southeastern Pennsylvania.

If you’re going to make a road trip, Reading is definitely the place to go. Two thumbs up.

1 Comment

I go to First energy Stadium a lot and Kevin C. is right it is a great place to watch a ballgame.Reading could even be better though.The Stadium people need to upgrade the parking situation.Readings parking is Free but there is an adjacent lot that Charges $5,Why not pay them a one time lump sum,then take over their lot and make it free.Also they could PAVE the grass area behind the Left field wall.They could create spaces along Centre Ave behind the right field wall.
Reading Also needs to upgrade its sound system a bit,its better than some stadiums,but Go to a Trenton Thunder game or Lancaster Barnstormer game and you will hear State of the Art Audio.Then comes the Big Improvement……PHILADELPHIA needs to put together a better minor league system.

Reading,Scranton,Lakewood,Clearwater,BAtavia are all losing ball clubs

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