The Toledo Mud Hens, a Triple A affiliate of Detroit, play at Fifth Third Field. Fifth Third is a bank, named such after a merger of Fifth and Third National Banks. Fifth Third Field opened in 2002, seating 8,943 and was built in a warehouse district adjacent to the downtown area of Toledo. They incorporated one of the old buildings in the right field corner of the field. The stadium has two levels of seating, the Roost in the right field corner which hangs over the right field corner of the field, party areas in center field and the second level down the 3rd base line, and places to watch the game along the fence in right and left field. The food concessions are behind the seating on the lower level concourse. The playing surface is below street level and that caused problems for this game. In a short span of 10 minutes shortly after 6:30pm 1.4 inches of rain fell in downtown Toledo. The storm sewers could not handle the rain, blew a sewer cover in the street beyond left field and this caused water to pour into the outfield. Once the rain stopped the outfield grass drained well, but the warning track was covered with several inches of water. The grounds crew had to find and open two manhole covers in the corners of the warning track and then spend a lengthy time pushing the water to the drains or using a sump pump to put the water on the grass. The rain delay lasted for 2 hours and 18 minutes and the game for 2 hours and 16 minutes. The Mud Hens were playing the Columbus Clippers. Each team scored a run in the 1st inning and 0's went on the scoreboard until the top of the seventh when the Clippers scored their second and last run to win the game 2-1. The box score was Clippers R-2, H-6, E-0 and Mud Hens R-1, H-6, E-1. The field lines are RF-starts at 315' and quickly goes to 341', RC-344', CF-from 402'-406', LC -365', and LF-320'. There are permanent lines for the batters box. The bullpen is referred to as the henpen. The two mascots are Muddy and Muddonna. Good selection of food at the concessions, but I could only find peanuts available at one concession. There are picnic tables available down the 3rd base line and in center field. The ones in center field have section numbers on them. Club seating on the second level is all season ticket holders except for the two sections on both ends past the suites. Nice artwork--gates at homeplate have bats and gloves and "I've Got It" statue in left field corner. The team shop is called the Swamp Shop and has an excellent selection of Mud Hens items. Instead of finding the ball under the baseball cap you need to find the ball under the mattress. We would like to thank Erik Ibsen, Director, Ticket Sales & Operations, for getting us really great seats in the 3rd row by the visiting team on-deck-circle. New Logo 2006.
Attractions
Toledo-Willis B. Boyer, has been refurbished to depict how the biggest, most modern ship on the Great Lakes looked in its day between 1911 and 1980. Fee.

In nearby Perrysburg--Fort Meigs is a reconstruction of a fortification built in 1813. The fort played a critical role in safeguarding the Western frontier against British forces in the War of 1812. Fee.