New Britain Stadium
New Britain, Connecticut
Year Opened

Current Team
New Britain Rock Cats

Minnesota Twins

Eastern League


My Grades
Stadium B Atmosphere B- Concessions C+

Photos taken in 2003
New Britain Stadium, which replaced Beehive Field (still standing right next to it) in 1996, is actually a bit different from other new parks built in the late 90's, but is completely void of any character or charm. It most resembles Binghamton's Municipal Stadium because of the location of the concourse. It has a minimal amount of covered seating, but a very spacious concourse area (which runs underneath the seating) where fans can take cover in case of rain. The box seats are quite roomy, though strangely they are not all fold downs - the last two sections down both lines are plastic bucket seats. The reserved seats are also bucket seats while the general admission section consist of benches with backs. Concessions are pretty ordinary and priced on par with other double-A stadiums. A small gift shop in also located in the concourse area. A nice scoreboard sits in left field. It is a bit annoying however as graphics seem to be moving the whole time on it. They have the typical between innings contests along with a mascot (Rocky) who roams the stands bothering people. Parking is plentiful, but the price is a bit high at $3. My only complaint is the lack of $1 scorecards which they got rid of for the 2001 season. They now only have $3 programs. I would rank it in the middle of the pack in the Eastern League. It is better than Portland and Harrisburg, but not as nice as either Norwich>, New Haven, or Trenton. New Britain Stadium is a comfortable enough park, but one that is mostly unmemorable.
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