Take Me Out to the Ballgame
by Brit Charek
Who doesn't love going to see a baseball game in the summer? It is, after all, America's pastime.
For less than half the price of what it costs to see a game at Progressive Field (and that's without before taking finding a place to park into consideration...) you can see the Akron Aeros right downtown at Canal Park.
One of the best things about Canal Park is that there's not a bad seat in the house. It seats just 9,000 people. There's a great view of the Ohio and Erie Canal, hence the name. It was built in 1997 and has clearly been well maintained and is always very clean.
|The front of Canal Park, located on South Main between State and Exchange|
The game was a little more slow moving than I recall most major league games, but the two teams were neck and neck the whole time, the beer tasted great and I have no complaints about the cost. They also had all sorts of entertaining contests and skits between innings, which is great if you have kids to try to keep interested.
There are some great promotions for Aeros games. I was fortunate enough to end up there on Star Wars night. My favorite part was where they transposed the batters' photo with Star Wars characters (Think of a tough bearded baseball player with Princess Leia buns--I tried to get a photo but none of them turned out..)
I heard that Thursdays are dollar beer night-- I plan to go back to check it out! You can learn more by visiting the Aero's website by clicking here. The season goes through September.