The Oklahoma City Dodgers, a Triple A affiliate of Los Angeles Dodgers, play at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. "The Brick" was built in 1998, orginally seating 13,066, currently 9,000 as they have covered the upper level seating on the first base side. At the homeplate entrance there is a statue of Johnny Bench and at the third base entrance one of Mickey Mantle. Both were native Oklahomans. Outside the 3rd base entrance is a series of important baseball figures in the Oklahoma City area. The end seat on each row has an outline of Mickey Mantle. Since I was last there there has been a great deal of new buildings built in the new entertainment district. Currently they are adding light rail. There are two levels of seating with two levels of suites at the back of the second level of seats. Seats have been brought down from the upper level and put in where there were bleachers at the ends of both baselines. Berm seating is available in left center, right center and right fields. The Dodgers were playing the Omaha Storm Chasers and lost 15-11. I had a long drive the next day and the game was going slow, so I left at the end of the 7th inning after Omaha scored 4 in the top of the 7th and the Dodgers scored 1 in the bottom of the 7th. The box score was Storm Chasers R-15, H-17, E-1 and Dodgers R-11, H-12, E-0. The field lines are RF-325', RC-365'-377', CF-400', LC-415'-350', and LF-325'. The bullpens are in both outfields. The line-up is shown for the batting team on the left side of the video board. Brix (male) and Brooklyn (female) are the mascots. There is a great spirit team involving the fans, one showing them dancing to Boot Scootin Boogie. A between inning activity was the Dot Race where couples did a three-legged race wearing large dots. Beyond left field is a garage where fans watched the game from the 8th floor. A different Cam, the Simba Cam, is used to get people to hold up their young children. This was a repeat visit.
Attractions
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum - this 32-acre memorial to our Western pioneers has an extensive collection of art, historic artifacts and exhibits about American Indian and pioneer life in realistic settings. Fee.
National Softball Hall of Fame and Museum presents the history and honors the greats of this popular amateur sport. Donation.
Oklahoma City National Memorial was built in remembrance of the victims, survivors and rescuers of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building bombing on April 19, 1995. Twin gates, marking the east and west entrances to the memorial, represent 9:01 and 9:03, the minutes before and after the tragedy.