The Camden River Sharks are an Atlantic Independent League team. They play at Campbell's Field which lies at the base of the Ben Franklin Bridge and rests against the Delaware River in Camden, New Jersey. The stadium was built in 2001 and is owned by Rutgers University, seating 6,425. It has only seats. In 2003 Campbell's Field was recognized by Baseball America and as the Independent Baseball "Park of the Year". The Campbells Soup Company kids are found in different places in the park--statue in front and center field wall. This was Baseball in Education Day sponsored by the Gloucester County Education Association and the park was full of school children. The River Sharks were playing the Somerset Patriots and won 8 to 6. The box score was Patriots R-6, H-12, E-2 and River Sharks R-8, H-12, E-1. The field lines are RF & LF - 325' and CF - 405'. The team provides an excellent free program. It was a very hot and humid day with temperature in the low 90s. We didn't sit in our assigned seats as it was much too hot. We finally were able to find some shady seats that weren't assigned to school groups. Lots of between inning activities involving the students. New item on the menu is a Panzarotti, a cheese and salsa mix deep fried in dough. Shown is a group of guys in one of the concession stands. The Chick-Fil-A cow tackled Finley the mascot during the kid race Finley around the bases. A between inning activity is a sack race featuring Ute snacks. If you want to watch the game for free you can watch from the Benjamin Franklin bridge approach as the couple shown. It can't be any further back that the last row in most major league stadiums and you have an unobstructed view.
Battleship New Jersey - On the Camden waterfront. This Iowa Class vessel, launched from the Philadelphia Navy Yard in 1943, is known as the U.S. Navy's most decorated battleship. After serving in WW II, Korea, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf, the ship was decommissioned in 1990. Fee.