Campbell's Field

Camden, NJ

Campbell's Field was the home of the Camden Riversharks of the Atlantic League.  Sometimes the most striking thing about a ballpark is not even IN the ballpark. This is the case with Campbell's Field in Camden. This beautiful minor league ballpark is completely overwhelmed by the mass of the Ben Franklin Bridge that looms beyond the fence. This isn't a bad thing. In fact, it's kind of awesome.

Review by Mike

Campbell's Field, Camden, NJ
Campbell's Field, Camden, NJ

Sadly, the RiverSharks folded in 2015 and this lovely ballpark was demolished in 2018 in favor of community and university athletic fields.

Campbell's Field, Camden, NJ

The ballpark is another beauty in a league full of really nice venues. It's easy to get to, the parking is ample and free, the food is good and everything is clean and close to the action. There is a nice little upper deck grandstand amongst the luxury boxes which I like as well.

The location of the park, right across the river from Philadelphia makes it an ideal way to end a fun day in the city without dealing with the cost and hassle of going to a major league game. Although built from a similar template as many other modern minor league parks, the finishes seem especially well done; the grand entrance, carousel down the left field line, the upper deck… it’s all done to the highest standards.

Campbell's Field, Camden, NJ
Campbell's Field, Camden, NJ
Campbell's Field, Camden, NJ

But let's get back to the bridge. It's not just the bridge, but the huge stone eastern anchor that looms right behind the fence that really makes the ballpark feel small and intimate. In addition to the bridge, you also get a nice view of the Philadelphia skyline from the far end of the right field grandstand. All in all, this is a really great park. The view from up on the bridge is really unique, the location is great. A real winner.

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2008

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