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“Take Me Out to the Ballpark”

Blue Wahoos Ballpark
Ranked #3 of 111 things to do in Pensacola
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

The view from the ballpark is extraordinary. It's an excellent place to watch a sunset. It is a good entertainment value. The food is good and quite reasonable. They make an effort to keep everyone entertained with special promotions and activities.

You are up close to the playing field and it's fun for everyone, whether you're a baseball fan or not. Besides you might see a future All-Star on any given night. Definitely a pleasant way to spend an evening or afternoon.

Thank Beverly D
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

Great facility, and a great location. Parking is fantastic. Certainly the best minor-league baseball park I've ever seen. Very, very nice.

Everything else about the park is pretty much top-notch. Bravo to everyone who provides this entertainment for the local area.

I do have one comment with regard to the special event nights they schedule in support of various charities. I'm a big supporter of a few small, local charities, and I've also been part of some of the largest non-profit agencies (as a volunteer) in the country. And one thing I've learned about charities is that there is a lot of difference between them in terms of the "bang for the buck" they provide to those in need. Some charities do a lot of hands-on good for people who need help, and they make good use of every dollar they get in donations. And other charities burn money like it had no value at all. Of course, there are some who aren't good, but aren't all bad either.

But with respect to the events the Blue Wahoos put on, I wish that whoever was making the decisions about which charities to support with special event nights would pay a little more attention the actual work (or lack thereof) these charities do. There are a lot of charities who actually provide face-to-face services for children and adults with special needs, who are hungry, who are homeless, and who suffer from other serious issues. But there are also organizations that fall under the 501(c)3 guidelines who do little more than work to "raise awareness"...whatever that means.

Think of this logically. Do we, as a country, really get more out of a campaign to provide cancer treatments for children who need that medical help, or do we get more out of public awareness organizations that put little commercials on the TV and radio to remind us that cancer is serious, but that there's hope. Does anyone really need to be reminded that cancer is serious, but that medical advances have done a lot to improve the long-term prospects of someone with cancer?

Are we better off dedicating charity money to feeding the hungry, or into raising awareness about the subject of hunger?

Are we better off as a people by spending money to raise awareness about autism, or to spend the same money providing face-to-face therapy for a child with autism?

I don't want to overdo this "critique." Because I applaud the Blue Wahoos for their civic-mindedness. And my comments are, in no way, a complaint. I love the Blue Wahoos organization and the stadium.

I'd just like to see them dedicate their special events to supporting charities that actually get "hands-on" to help people in need, instead of dedicating precious and rare resources to "public awareness" organizations.

Some of the finest small non-profits in the country were started right here in the Florida panhandle, and operate here still. If you can't find an outstanding non-profit in the Florida panhandle to support, you're not looking very hard.

Anyway, as I said, this is not a criticism. Just a suggestion.

Thanks.

Thank RavenATB
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

One of the finest minor league parks in the country. If going to a day game, try to sit along the first base line, so the sun will be at your back.

Thank GlobetrotterMikeFL
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

This park is winning awards for a reason! The view of the water is amazing. Our seats were amazing, but it seems that every seat is a good seat! I was only able to go to one game, but I WILL be back next season.

Thank Kristi6
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

This ballpark is located right on the water and is really nice to sit and watch a ballgame. The stadium is very nice, and the staff was very helpful.

Thank beth ann k
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