NCAA and Independent
Leagues
 
CAMPBELLS FIELD
CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY
CAMDEN RIVERSHARKS                                                 
FIRST USRT VISIT: JULY, 2009

This gem of a ballpark is tucked right under the Ben Franklin Bridge linking
Philadelphia and Camden. Kind of a rough neighborhood, but the stadium
itself is a real gem, with perfect sightlines, retro ambience, and a dramatic
view of the Philadelphia skyline across the river.
 
DUNN FIELD
ELMIRA, NEW YORK
ELMIRA PIONEERS                                                                                                    
FIRST USRT VISIT: SUMMER, 1998

A classic old neighborhood ballpark situated on the south side of Elmira
and hugging the Chemung River, this timeless venue has been the host
venue for AA ad single A baseball, then an independent league team. Now
the home of a collegiate level team. The stadium's claim to fame is that
former player and baseball ambassador Don Zimmer held his wedding on
the pitcher's mound. A previous incarnation of this stadium also hosted the
first ever night professional football game on this site in 1902.
 
U.S. STEELYARD
GARY, INDIANA
GARY RAILCATS                                                                
FIRST USRT VISIT: JUNE, 2015

Gary, Indiana... dank, dreary, depressing. U.S. Steel was once the big
employer and that's what made this city hum. With steelmaking just a
shadow of its former self, the city has suffered massive disinvestment, and
even this retro ballpark in the middle of downtown Gary looks a bit dog
eared and depressing amidst the vacant buildings and blight.
 
GCS BALLPARK
SAUGET, ILLINOIS
GATEWAY GRIZZLIES                                                  
FIRST USRT VISIT: SUMMER, 2005

There are party decks. There are hot tubs. This quaint ballpark is a really
nice side trip on any ballpark swing through St. Louis. The field dimensions
are not quite MLB or even MiLB sized. And if you're looking for a really
awesome food item, try the best burger in baseball, which is essentially a
bacon cheeseburger served on a sliced Krispy Kreme donut.
 
SAL MAGLIE STADIUM
NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK
NIAGARA POWER
FIRST USRT VISIT: AUGUST, 2007

Built in 1939, the stadium served as the temporary home of the AAA Buffalo
Bisons in the 60s, and several NY-Penn League franchises also played
here, the last being the Niagara Falls Rapids, who vacated after the 2003
season. The Niagara Power played in an independent collegiate league,
 
ALL PRO FREIGHT STADIUM
AVON, OHIO
LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS
FIRST USRT VISIT: JULY, 2016

This newish stadium is nestled in the western suburbs of Cleveland and
serves as the home of a Frontier League independent team and the Mid
American Conference baseball tournament. In an interesting promotional
twist, one player wears the colors of a local casual restaurant chain in
contrast to his teammates' unis, and fans win prizes based on that player's
performance.
NCAA
CURRENT VENUES
 
 
L. DALE MITCHELL PARK
NORMAN, OKLAHOMA
UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
USRT VISIT: MARCH 2011

For a college venue a pretty nice one and the team is well supported.
Renovations made in 1998 added new gates and facade, pressbox facility,
scoreboard with video capabilities and better training facilities.

  FORMER VENUES
 
 
ISOTOPES PARK
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
USRT VISIT: MARCH, 2012

This stadium is the home of the AAA Albuquerque Isotopes, and is too big
and too sprawling for the college program, making for a very ordinary
baseball experience.