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.