Lakawanna County Stadium--Moosic, Pennsylvania


July 26, 1997--Toledo Mudhens 3, Scranton Wilkes-Barre Red Barons 2

International League-AAA

Future Major Leaguers-Frank Catalanotto, Desi Relaford

Lakawanna County Stadium opened in 1989 as the home of the Philadelphia Phillies AAA farm team, The Scranton Wilkes-Barre Red Barons. The place is basicly a Mini Veterans Stadium. Right down to the AstroTurf. I can understand the turf because when a player gets called up to the big club, you want him to be used to what he was playing on, and feel comfortable.

It seems a bit large for AAA play and the upperdeck is very removed from the playing field. The backdrop is very nice. Lakawanna County stadium is the only stadium to be built out of a mountain. The backdrop looks a bit like the backdrop at Dodger Stadium. It just had too much of a Major League feel to it. Some of the other down sides, besides the turf, and the size, are the roads leading in and out of the park. There is only one, so be prepared for a lot of traffic.

Stadium Rating : C

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