|Chronological Tour: Stop 179|
Entrance to BellSouth Park, Aug-2011.
Thanks to a freeway, the seating arrangement here is unbalanced.
The view from behind the plate, which doesnít quite include the Tennessee River.
This choo-choo emerges for a Lookouts home run.
The river cannot be seen from the stands, although it is possible to see it from the right field picnic pavilion. Most spectators have a view of the hills on the other side of the river, however.
With the limited room in the park, most of the seating capacity was placed on the first-base line. With the batters facing to the northwest, that means most of these seats (all regular chairs except for the topmost 8 or 10 rows, which are backed aluminum benches) are in the sun Ė except when the sun is covered by clouds, as was the case the night I visited. The concourse is below the seats, so you canít order food and watch the game at the same time.
As I told a Chattanooga Times / Free Press reporter the night I visited in 2000, itís not Engel, but itís a good place to watch a game.
|418||Tue 1-Aug-2000||Southern||AA||CHATTANOOGA 5, Jacksonville 1|
|1143||Thu 11-Aug-2011||Southern||AA||Birmingham 7, CHATTANOOGA 4|