FNB Field

Harrisburg, PA

Review by Mike

FNB Field is the home of the Harrisburg Senators of the Eastern League. I need to declare form the outset that this review is out-of-date. It was written in 2009 and the photos are from 2004, but the ballpark has had a lot of renovation since then. Consider this an historical review of the ballpark the way it was before the upgrades...

FNB Field, Harrisburg, PA

FNB Field stands on an island in the middle of the Susquehanna! River, just a bridge away from downtown Harrisburg. You'd think this would make it a pretty cool location, but somehow they have managed to avoid that. You can't see the skyline at all from the park, just some scrubbly trees in the outfield that hide the river.

FNB Field, Harrisburg, PA
FNB Field, Harrisburg, PA

This stadium and me... we have a history. My first visit was in 2004, on my way to Birmingham. I stopped in for a quick peek and took these photos. It was a gray, drizzly day. The park itself was a mishmash of grandstands, tossed about seemingly randomly. Nothing really matched and the whole thing was made of metal. If you hear thunder, run for your life.

My 2nd visit was in 2009 and I drove to Harrisburg expressly to see a baseball game. It was a gray, drizzly day... again. The game was rained out. It didn't seem like a bad place, just really out of date without being very old. Will I make a 3rd attempt at Harrisburg? If I do, I will check the forecast very carefully.

FNB Field, Harrisburg, PA