|Chronological Tour: Stop 107|
Main entrance to Salem Memorial Baseball Stadium, Aug-2011.
The simple 1990s-style seating bowl has served the park well.
A spectacular view of the Blue Ridge Mountains above the Roanoke River is often available.
A mini-Fenway Park beyond left field.
Often, the mountains themselves are obscured in a bluish haze. It isn’t fog or smog; it’s a natural phenomenon, which is how the Blue Ridge got its name. But where else can one see “purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain” and a ball game at the same time?
The park saw some improvements when the team became a Boston Red Sox affiliate, including a mini-Fenway Park for kids to play on beyond the left-field grandstand. The grandstand walls, which were unpainted and became extremely hot when the sun beat on them, are now painted blue to match the seats. The stadium itself continues to feature one of the highest all-around outfield walls in the minors, in the vicinity of 20 feet tall.
Seating below the main concourse is premium seating; except for the boxes behind home plate, all the upper-level seating is now general admission. As with many ballparks today, day-of-game sales command a premium; in 2014, general admission tickets are $7 in advance (or in flex packs), $9 on the day of the game.
|229||Sun 1-Sep-1996||Carolina||A||SALEM 3, Lynchburg 0, 1st|
|230||Sun 1-Sep-1996||Carolina||A||SALEM 6, Lynchburg 1, 2d|
|276||Sat 16-Aug-1997||Carolina||A||Durham 6, SALEM 1|
|1145||Sat 13-Aug-2011||Carolina||A||Kinston 9, SALEM 7, 13 inn|
|1307||Sat 24-May-2014||Carolina||A||SALEM 7, Potomac 6, 10 inn|