The Aberdeen IronBirds, a Short A affiliate of the Orioles, play in Ripken Stadium which opened in 2002, seating 6,300. This stadium is very similar to other stadiums built in the last few years with a brick exterior and interior with dark green roof and green seating. It is a nice park to watch a baseball game. It has picnic areas down both baselines and a grass seating area on the third base side. The last seating area on each side is turned in towards home to give the fans a better view. Each seat has a cup holder. Being a new park it has an excellent video board with replay capability. Programs are free and current to date with previous game information. In the concourse area there are six media boards that tell about Cal Ripken, Jr. There is a small window area that has some of his memorabilia. The IronBirds were playing the Brooklyn Cyclones. The Cyclones gained a shut-out victory of 6-0. The box score was Cyclones R-6, H-8, E-1 and IronBirds R-0, H-2, E-2. The field lines are RF & LF-310' and CF-404'. The Hanger is the souvenir store. The mascot is Ferrous. One of the between inning activities was to drop cotton candy with parachutes from the suite level to the lower level. They do a relay activity with the dizzy bat activity. Attendance tonight was 6,024 fans. At the beginning of the 9th inning a thunderstorm moved into the area. We moved back under the suite level to watch the end of the game. The game took 2 hours and 31 minutes. New Logo in 2013.
Attractions
Ripken Museum displays photographs and memorabilia of baseball star Cal Ripken, Jr. and the Ripken family. Fee,