Our family traveled to Salem for the first half of our Memorial Day weekend. While delays in our three-and-a-half hour car trip to Salem meant that we did not arrive until the bottom of the first inning, the front of the house at the stadium was still bustling and inviting. We made sure to visit the very nice team store down the left field line first. They had a great selection of products, and even an infant hat for our 10-month-old (not as easy to find as you might think),
The on-field staff was very typical for minor league baseball. They made the atmosphere fun and exciting, beyond just getting to see some good baseball. The concessionaires have a good selection of ballpark food, and a great beer selection of regional craft brews.
The thing that cannot be topped is the location of the stadium. They did a great job of utilizing the idyllic surrounds, giving spectators an amazing view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They also take their ties to Red Sox Nation seriously, which adds to the character and fun (we are not Sox fans, but appreciate fandom). Be sure to stop by the aforementioned team store for a First Game/Welcome to Red Sox Nation button (My daughter proudly wore hers all evening).
All-in-all, this is a great place to spend a summer evening, whether you are a baseball fan or not.
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