I feel the need to catch at least one professional baseball game a year with the family. It now costs ~$334.78 to take a family of four to a game at Fenway. It will cost you 40 bucks just to park your car. I recently took the family out to a Lowell Spinners game and for 35 bucks got a family of 4 parked and in the stadium. We sat 15 rows behind the plate and I think I only spent another 20 on food and drink! For families with younger kids it provides an incredible value and entertainment the big leagues simply can’t match, including entertainment between innings, a kids play area & a run around the bases after the game ends. The minor league seasons are winding down, but I recommend you check out the spinners or 2 other local options. I stand behind this as a must do for North Shore residents at least once during the summer! Here are some pics that show how much fun can be had and what a great park they have there.
I really believe there should be a better located North Shore minor league team and Gloucester would be a great spot. If I had sneaker company billions, I would really try to bring my own team to Gtown. There are 2 more options for some local Baseball fun.
North Shore Navigators – I am going to check this out next year in Lynn. A lot of folks have visited and given the thumbs up.
Essex Baseball Club – This is where a bunch of sweaty guys put on old school baseball uniforms and play on a “Field of Dreams” setting – Spencer Pierce Little Farm in Newbury. The best feature is the Ipswich Ale truck is there offering brews for spectators and players. You can even try the game out for yourself. Here is a shot my cousin took and he swears by it as a must do on the North shore list of things to do.
Thanks – Patrick Ryan
The North Shore Navigators of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) have made a concerted effort to give back to surrounding communities since the team moved to Lynn three years ago.
This upcoming summer, the organization will continue its 50/50 Town Night program which benefits local organizations in surrounding North Shore area cities and towns. The program provides an organization the opportunity to sell tickets to a game and receive half the proceeds from its sales. The team’s goal is to help raise $100,000 for surrounding community organizations in 2011.
The team’s 6:15 p.m. contest on July 1 against the Sanford Mainers will serve as ‘Gloucester Night’, as the Gloucester Little League will serve as the program’s beneficiary. If you wish to sell or purchase tickets, please notify league contact Cindy Rich at (978) 546-3006 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The Navigators as an organization are excited and proud to have the opportunity to give back to the immediate area,” said team owner Tim Haley. “It is an extension of our goal to become part of the fabric of the North Shore community.”
The organization is also currently seeking a sponsor to provide t-shirts for the 300 little league members in attendance at the game.
Each of the team’s home games this season will support at least one local organization in the nearby community. The partnership also calls for community representatives to throw out the first pitch, sing the national anthem, and perform other ceremonial ballpark tasks.
The Navigators, who won the NECBL championship last year, will play 21 games at Lynn’s Fraser Field this summer and will also host the 2011 NECBL All-Star Game on July 27.
For more information on the team and its 50/50 Town Night program, please visit http://www.nsnavs.com.