The Lake Erie Crushers, a Frontier Independent League team, play at All Pro Freight Stadium located adjacent to I-90 in Avon, OH. The stadium was built in 2005 and seats 5,000. There are 11 suites and 2nd level seating on both baselines. There is a raised picnic area at the end of the 3rd baseline. The seating is rather flat in the rows below the concourse. There is a large grass berm in left field. The children's play area is in right field beyond the fence. Fully turf field--homeplate area, infield, outfield, and warning track. The only dirt is pitcher's mound and pitcher's mounds in bullpens. The broadcast booth is on the second level, but to the 3rd base side of homeplate. Excellent field lighting for an independent league team. The Crushers were playing the Windy City Thunderbolts and won in the bottom of the 9th. There were runners at 2nd & 3rd when a sharp grounder was hit to the Thunderbolts 3rd baseman. He threw the ball away, throwing to 1st and the Crushers scored 2 runs. The box score was Thunderbolts R-1, H-3, E-1 and Crushers R-2, H-6, E-0. The Thunderbolts started pitched 8 2/3 innings. The field lines are RF-325', CF-400', LF-325'. Since this was July 4th three skydivers brought in the American Flag; a local Sea Cadet unit provided the Color Guard, and a P-51 did a fly-over. God Bless America was sung at the top of the 6th inning. The team store is rather limited. Stomper and Jumper are the mascots. They lost the 3-legged race. Another between inning activity was having two adults eat as much sauerkraut as possible without using their hands. Beer was sold to the end of the game. It was a warm day, but a cool evening at the ballpark.
Avon is the self-proclaimed Duct Tape Capital fo the world. On a June week-end they celebrate Duct Tape.