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 Toronto Blue Jays organization.
Dunedin Blue Jays, Single-A:
Anything you could want at a Blue Jays baseball game is at TD Ballpark. In the mood for something Canadian? Poutine. Rather go local? Grouper tacos. Feeling BBQ? Pulled pork nachos. And of course, ballpark staples like jumbo hot dogs, chicken tenders and popcorn. Plus, plenty of local craft beer to wash it down. Read more »
Most fun mascot
New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Double-A:
At Delta Dental Stadium, not one, but two mascots spread joy and a little chaos. Fungo the fisher cat happened to float down the Merrimack River in 2003, right after the club chose Fisher Cats as the team name. He is joined by his second cousin, once removed, Slider. Like many Blue Jays prospects, Slider's journey began in Dunedin before he ascended to New Hampshire, where he is known as the “resident mischief-maker." Read more »
Big league atmosphere, Minor League prices
Buffalo Bisons, Triple-A:
A lot of Triple-A parks give you a taste of the Majors. But Sahlen Field is the only one that has actually been home to a regular season Major League team in recent years. Built with big league aspirations in mind, the ballpark hosted the Blue Jays for parts of the 2020 and 2021 campaigns. After already replacing the infield grass, the Bisons got to work expanding the home clubhouse, adding a new batting cage and practice mound, rebuilding and relocating the bullpens, upgrading the lighting system and re-sodding the outfield in time for Toronto to use it as a state-side home. Read more »
Best local attraction
Vancouver Canadians, High-A:
Not only is Vancouver one of the largest Minor League cities, but it's the only affiliate outside the United States. The multicultural city puts the emphasis on nature with green public spaces and museums. And Nat Bailey Stadium is right in the thick of it, across the street from the expansive Queen Elizabeth Park and blocks away from the VanDusen Botanical Garden. Read more »
Kelsie Heneghan is a writer for MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kelsie_Heneghan.