AutoZone Park Recognized As No. 2 In Minor League Ballpark Rankings

Baseball America Names Redbirds Home As Best Ballpark In Pacific Coast League

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By Memphis Redbirds | May 15, 2015 9:48 AM ET

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Baseball America has ranked AutoZone Park as No. 2 on its list of the nation's Best Ballparks in the Minors. The national publication surveyed more than 100 minor league general managers, radio announcers, league observers, and others involved in the game about the best ballparks to help create a top 25 ranking.

"As the jewel of downtown Memphis, we're proud that AutoZone Park continues to be recognized as a premier minor league destination for baseball fans," said Redbirds General Manager Craig Unger.

AutoZone Park recently underwent a $6.5 million offseason renovation that added significant state-of-the-art features and fan-friendly amenities. Enhancements included LED ribbon boards; a Left Field Video Wall; two new TruGreen "Bluffs" inside the main seating bowl; a destination bar in Left Field; an expanded Home Plate Club; the addition of the 4-Tops Table Seating; the stadium's first All-Inclusive Redbird Club; and a playing field replacement.

AutoZone Park is noted as "the only park in our league that feels like a big league stadium. Combine that with the downtown location, top-notch sightlines and player amenities, and a gorgeous entryway of player statues and a red brick facade, and Memphis remains a ballpark to be envied."

A listing of the top 10 ballparks is below, while the top 25 can be found at the following link: http://www.baseballamerica.com/majors/best-ballparks-minors/

RANK STADIUM TEAM
LEAGUE (CLASS)
OPENED AFFILIATION
1.
BB&T Ballpark Charlotte Knights International (AAA)
2014
Chicago White Sox
2.
AutoZone Park Memphis Redbirds Pacific Coast (AAA)
2000
St. Louis Cardinals
3.
Regions Field Birmingham Barons Southern (AA)
2014
Chicago White Sox
4.
Southwest University Park El Paso Chihuahuas Pacific Coast (AAA)
2014
San Diego Padres
5.
Parkview Field Fort Wayne TinCaps Midwest (A)
2009
San Diego Padres
6.
Victory Field Indianapolis Indians International (AAA)
1996
Pittsburgh Pirates
7.
Durham Bulls Athletic Park Durham Bulls International (AAA)
1995
Tampa Bay Rays
8.
MCU Park Brooklyn Cyclones New York-Penn (R)
2001
New York Mets
9.
Isotopes Park Albuquerque Isotopes Pacific Coast (AAA)
2003
Colorado Rockies
10.
First Energy Stadium Reading Fightin Phils Eastern (AA)
1951
Philadelphia Phillies

Single-game tickets, including the new All-Inclusive Redbird Club and all of the newly-renovated areas at AutoZone Park, are currently on sale. Contact the Redbirds at (901) 721-6000 or www.memphisredbirds.com to order or for more information.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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