The Minor League Ballpark Guides series presented by Wyndham brings all the most fun features of Minors ballparks across America (and one in Canada!) onto your desktop, tablet or mobile device, whether you're interested in taking a virtual tour from where you sit or planning a trip to catch some
The Minor League Ballpark Guides series presented by Wyndham brings all the most fun features of Minors ballparks across America (and one in Canada!) onto your desktop, tablet or mobile device, whether you're interested in taking a virtual tour from where you sit or planning a trip to catch some games. Here, we present a roundup of the can't-miss elements from every park in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, Single-A
About 50 miles from Chavez Ravine, LoanMart Field is the most convenient place for Dodgers fans to see their future talent and rehabbing stars. The ballpark is nestled underneath the San Gabriel Mountains, creating an expansive, yet cozy backdrop to baseball. The first-base side provides the most dramatic views of the mountains, but if trees are more your thing, most spots around the ballpark provide sightlines to the Angeles and San Bernardino National Forests. Read more »
Tulsa Drillers, Double-A
Two words: Street fries. Tulsa is known for its vast food truck scene, and so ONEOK Field pays homage with this delicacy. This dish is served as a metal tray full of fries, topped with copious amounts of pulled pork, bacon, cheese, onions and more. Bring your appetite -- and perhaps a fork! -- for this messy-yet-worth-it creation. Read more »
Big league atmosphere, Minor League prices
Oklahoma City Dodgers, Triple-A
Before even entering Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, fans feel baseball history with statues of Johnny Bench, Mickey Mantle and Warren Spahn. Inside, the stadium boasts a huge array in seating options as well as a 360-degree concourse with views of a massive scoreboard and parts of the Oklahoma City skyline. And with the Budweiser Deck sitting among brick and dark green, you'll feel like you're at St. Louis' Busch Stadium. Read more »
Best local attraction
Great Lakes Loons, High-A
As the team's name might suggest, Dow Diamond sits less than 20 miles away from the Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron. And that's just the start of the local attractions. Midland is home to the Dow Gardens, a botanical space named for the same Herbert Henry Dow as the ballpark. His son, Alden, was a renowned architect and left his mark on the town with the Alden B. Dow Home & Studio, as well as the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library. And if that's not enough, Midland is home to "The Tridge," an engineering marvel of three bridges in one. Read more »
Kelsie Heneghan is a writer for MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kelsie_Heneghan.