New Britain Stadium
New Britain, Connecticut
Year Opened
1996

Current Team
New Britain Rock Cats

Affiliate
Colorado Rockies

League
Eastern League

Capacity
6,000

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My Grades
Stadium B Atmosphere B- Concessions C+

Photos taken in 2003 & 2009
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 among Eastern League parks. New Britain Stadium is a comfortable enough park, but one that is mostly unmemorable. In the summer of 2014, it was announced that a new ballpark would be built in nearby Hartford for the Rock Cats. If built, it will most likely open in 2016. It is not clear yet what would become of New Britain Stadium if the Rock Cats do end up leaving.
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