|Chronological Tour: Stop 323|
Home-plate entrance to Dickey-Stephens Park, Aug-2007.
A look at the seating bowl from the left-field berm.
The view from home plate, including a state-of-the-art scoreboard.
The Little Rock skyline is visible.
Yes, the address is correct. North Little Rock has both a north-south street called North Broadway and an east-west street called alternately East and West Broadway. The park stands where the Broadways meet. Locals simply call it the corner of Broadway and Broadway. As the game I attended went into extra innings, the public address system played George Benson's remake of the Drifters classic "On Broadway".
Earlier in the game, though, the organ was in use. The organist, pictured here, came up with some good selections during the game, as well as the usual "charge" calls and so forth. For instance, with runners on the corners, he played a bit of the Creedence Clearwater Revival hit "Down on the Corner".
The park is handsomely built, with a clock tower at the entrance and a walk-around concourse. There is also a beer garden down the right-field line. The southeast alignment from home plate to center field allows for a view of downtown Little Rock, something that was not available at the old park, which was located on the west end of town near the zoo.
|879||Wed 8-Aug-2007||Texas||AA||Corpus Christi 7, ARKANSAS 6, 10 inn|
|1392||Thu 30-Jul-2015||Texas||AA||ARKANSAS 3, Tulsa 1|