The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons are a AAA affiliate of Philadelphia. The Red Barons play in Lackawanna County Stadium which opened in 1989, seating 10,000. This is a two level stadium that is used for baseball, soccer, and other activities. The field has a new artificial turf surface. The lower level seating has 16 rows. The upper level is steep and gives a good view of the field. In 2003 this was a rain-out for us, so we returned to see a game. The Red Barons were playing the Charlotte Knights and lost 2-1. The box score was Knights R-2, H-4, E-1 and Red Barons R-1, H-8, E-0. The field lines are RF & LF-330', RC & LC-371', and CF-408'. The concession area is located in the concourse under the upper level seating. and has a good menu. The mascot is Grump. One of the between inning activities had two boys kicking a soccer goal, throwing a baseball through a target, and shooting a basketball basket. We attended the game with our friend Ed Hicks. We had joined him earlier in the day to tour the orienteering activity that he is developing at Bushkill Falls, PA. If you want to watch a game for free you can park on the ridge way out and above right field. The smoking area under a stairwell off the concourse is named the Smoker's Dugout. 2007 affiliated with New York Yankees and new logo. New name Railriders and logo 2013. 2014 PNC Park.
Attractions
The Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum is dedicated to collecting, interpreting and preserving the history and culture of Pennsylvania's hard-coal region. Fee.

The Scranton Iron Furnaces are four stone smokestacks of blast furnaces built in the 1840s and 1850s. Free

Lackawanna Coal Mine tour where visitors are taken via railcar 300 feet underground to the floor of then coal mine, then on a guided walking tour through the mine's three veins. Fee.

Steamtown National Historic Site is the former Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railyard commemorates the history of steam railroads through one of the country's largest collections of period locomotives and rolling stock. Fee.