Carolina League
 
FRAWLEY STADIUM
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE
WILMINGTON BLUE ROCKS                                             
FIRST USRT VISIT: JULY, 2009

Opened in 1993, this ballpark hugs the outskirts of downtown, located next
to an arts center, retail outlets and an arts center, all of which is part of a
mixed use riverfront development district. The Blue Rocks'  venue is pretty
much the template of other ballparks in this league, with one home plate
entrance, ramps and stairs to the single concourse, and picnic decks down
the baselines.
 
HARRY GROVE STADIUM
FREDERICK, MARYLAND
FREDERICK KEYS                                                        
FIRST USRT VISIT: AUGUST, 2010


Right across the street from this ballpark lies a huge cemetery, whose most
notable resident is Francis Scott Key, the author of "The Star Spangled
Banner". But good luck trying to breach the tall fence to actually see the
marker and pay your respects. The Keys play in one ordinary but somewhat
spruced up venue, but the food selection is incredible, and they sell beer by
the pitcher with discounts for refills. Bottoms up!
 
FIVE COUNTY STADIUM
ZEBULON, NORTH CAROLINA
CAROLINA MUDCATS
FIRST USRT VISIT: MAY, 2016


This concrete monstrosity opened in 1991, kind of in the middle of nowhere
and easily accessible to five different counties, this the stadium name.
There is a drop-off between the first row of the lower seating bowl to the field
which makes the entire stadium look clunky, and protective netting extends
far down the baselines. The club restaurant on the first base side is very
opulent.
 
LEWISBURG FIELD
SALEM, VIRGINIA
SALEM RED SOX                                                       
FIRST USRT VISIT: JUNE, 2013        

Not much of a neighborhood here. The complex includes a football field,
expo hall and fairgrounds, but the outfield view of the mountains is pretty
neat, and the stadium also houses a replica Fenway Park mini field outside
the concourse down the third base line, a perfect place for the kids and for
taking some photos.