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“Nice day at the ballpark”
Review of McCormick Field

McCormick Field
Ranked #31 of 195 things to do in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: McCormick Field opened its gates for the first time in 1924 when the Asheville Tourists played host to the Detroit Tigers. Over the years the stadium has encountered numerous renovations, most recently a seating bowl makeover in 2015, that has ensured the stadium remains up with the times while keeping its lustrous history and throwback feel. With a capacity of just over 4,000, the dynamic during a game is intimate and scenic. It is a hitter friendly Minor League ballpark thanks to a short porch in right field and a 42-foot high wall in right-center. McCormick Field is still inhabited by the Asheville Tourists, the Single A Affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Went for the first time this weekend with the grand kids and had a good time. Nice ballpark and great employees. Was worried about the parking but it was free and not too hard to find although limited. The stands were clean and comfortable, the right field side is in the shade during the afternoon.

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

We could not wait to visit this ballpark, which is the third oldest in the country, behind only Fenway and Wrigley Field. They say Babe Ruth once played here, as did other greats. The ghosts of baseball past shine down on this awesome field. Tucked in the hills, literally built into the side of a mountain, and 3/4 circled by large trees, the grounds seem much newer than they are. Apparently they upgraded the place a bit not too long ago, and it looked quite nice in the ballpark. Tickets were cheap to watch the Asheville Tourists, and concession prices were about normal for a minor league park. They had plenty of offerings as far as food, ice cream, and the usual goodies. Not a bad seat in the place from what we could tell. The outfield walls are not deep, because they don't have a lot of space, so there can be plenty of home run action here. The announcer was splendid and we could understand every word very clearly on the excellent sound system. As a bonus, we caught July 5th fireworks, which were excellent...they did not chintz at all! We would return here in a heartbeat. Only problem is the parking...we arrived about 30 minutes before the game and the lots were full. But there is plenty of parking at various businesses around the park which are closed in the evening and the walk is quite short to the park from there. As a bonus, nearly everyone in the park that night had a friendly attitude, and that includes the fans! Just a great summer night at a wonderful facility. If you don't enjoy it here, you just are not a real baseball fan.

Thank Bob W
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Going to an Asheville Tourist game is a family fun time. If you go alone with friends Thirsty Thursday is a must.

Thank Sherry J
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

For $8 a ticket, free parking, good beer selection (and cheap compared to major league prices), great seats, and we even saw the two mascots fight over a girl, what is not to like? Wish the game was better (Greenville won 14-1), but with an anouncer sounding exactly like Rev Lovejoy from the Simpsons and kids racing between innings in huge underwear, made for a fun evening.

Thank pjsltk
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

I will qualify this review by stating from the start that I'm a baseball nut. That said we went to the park the other night and enjoyed ourselves very much. The park was easy to find, the parking was close when we arrived and there isn't a bad seat in the house. The food was standard ball park for the most part. The pulled pork was the exception and was excellent. A word of advise.....They don't allow outside food in the park. They will suggest you eat it before ypu enter so plan on either eating all your peanuts and sunflower seads at the gate or leave them in your car (they don't sell sunflower seads). No where on the team's web site will let you know that in advance. This is the main reason I gave this park 3 instead of 4 stars.

Thank TheAverageTraveler
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