Principal Park

Principal Park, Des Moines: Address, Phone Number, Principal Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Principal Park
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Keith B
Wayne, MI281 contributions
Aug 2021
I had visited here way back in 2007 and had a decent time. Fourteen years later, I’m actually in Des Moines again instead of merely passing through. The park is still the same, just updated. Newer video board is a plus, but netting around the field is a minus. The rest of the park is unchanged, looking like an 80s-early 90s style minor league park. Size is typical for AAA.

The Omaha Royals, err I mean StormChasers were the opponents and were the team to see with some great prospects.

I parked in town and walked.
Written November 18, 2021
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Jerome R
9 contributions
Aug 2021
We really didn't have a plan but knew we had to park by Principal Park. We parked by where the Raccoon River and Des Moines River meet. It was a wonderful walk. We walked up to the Iowa Women of Achievement bridge.That is a neat bridge to walk across. Wanted to get something to eat so headed to Iowa Taproom.. Only two blocks away. Great place to eat. Drinks were fabulous and so was the food. Really cool place for a break from walking. Walked back to car and then to hotel... Was a great time.
Written August 12, 2021
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Byron P
Des Moines, IA10 contributions
Nov 2019
It was a Sunday morning and we were going somewhere else and it was full. Driving around we decided to see if the ball park was open.
To our surprise it was and it was good. normal breakfast goodies and fabulous omlets.
Written February 24, 2020
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Jim B
Lincoln, NE635 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Paying $12 to park at a minor league baseball stadium in Des Moines, Iowa now is simply ridiculous. Highly disappointed to learn that what was free in the past is now a double-digit charge. Certainly takes the 'affordable' out of affordable family entertainment. It's a nice yard with wide open concourses and great sight lines for baseball, but c'mon, man.
Ushers do a poor job, allowing kids to run around the stadium, up and down aisles, constantly getting in the way of people watching the game, chasing foul balls or t-shirts. Also, no attempt to keep people from going down the aisles while the game is in progress. Not sure what's so difficult about waiting until the at-bat ends.
We were section 5 row 2, but this row is tighter than others so we moved to the third row, several more inches clearance. There were also two mini cameras mounted on the rail that obstructed the view. It was also nice that nobody could enter the row from the left.
Written June 24, 2021
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iowakar
Johnston, IA52 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Principal Park used to be known as Sec Taylor Stadium (the name I prefer). It is the home of the AAA Iowa Cubs. It is a wonderful ball park and a great place to watch the upcoming baseball stars of tomorrow. Always a fun atmosphere and you often get pleasant breezes as it sits between the confluence of the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers. Concessions could be better but are passable. A nice grilled chicken or grill pork sandwich would be nice. All in all a great place to spend an evening or afternoon.
Written June 30, 2019
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Kuvasz1988
Saint Paul, MN847 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
This ball yard is showing it does not belong in the big leagues. Parking is not adequate. The bathrooms are old and dirty and not well maintained. The Cubs Store leaves much to be desired. If attending a night game make sure you get a seat on the 3rd base side to avoid the sun.
Written June 9, 2019
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thomasdcotter
Des Moines, IA34 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
Seats can be purchased for cheap for a nice evening out. They have an app you can download that delivers concessions (including beer) to your seat.

Best part about this is the location. Many restaurants and bars in walking distance to the stadium.
Written November 6, 2018
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rjkcubs
Salina, KS94 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
This is a great place to watch a ball game. The stadium is about as nice as they come in the minor leagues. We took our 13 year old baseball team, and purchased group tickets. We had great seats, with everyone sitting together for $7 per ticket. The concession food is pretty affordable and good. The pork tenderloin basket seemed to be the thing to order with our group. It was HUGE, and comes with a lot of fries. Not one person in our group ate the entire thing. Also, they offer $10 refillable cups. You pay $10 up front and drinks are free the rest of the night in the stadium.
Written July 18, 2016
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kasey305
IOWA273 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
We wanted to go to an I-Cubs game and decided the 4th of July would be perfect since we could incorporate a game and the fireworks. The game was good, the fireworks great. I would caution to choose your seats wisely if you have long legs or someone of "good" size in your group. The top row of the reserved seats ~ Row 16 appear to be closer to the row ahead that other seats. We have been seated in lower rows with considerably more comfort. Lesson learned ~ we'll just pick different seats and have a great time at this neat ball park.
Written July 13, 2016
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Steve D
Saint Louis, MO13 contributions
Apr 2012 • Friends
Went to a ball game while visiting Des Moines, We werr not allowed to take any snacks in the park and had to walk back to the car or throw them away. MLB parks let you bring snacks in but not here. Ticket prices were fair all other food and drinks were same as MLB parks. Parking was close. Overall it was OK but if your looking to take your own snacks in hide them.
Not a Cubs fan but had a good time.
GO CARDINALS
Written May 3, 2012
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