Lexington County Baseball Stadium
Review by Gary
Lexington County Baseball Stadium is the home of the Lexington County Blowfish of the collegiate Coastal Plain League. The club was founded in 2006 in nearby Columbia, South Carolina, home of favorite sons and musical legends Hootie & the Blowfish, thus the name. I am hard-pressed to think of another sports team named for a musical artist. If you know of one, please drop us a line.
Matt, the Assistant General Manager, kindly gave me access to run in and take some photos of this intimate ballpark, which was completed in 2015 and holds 2,573 fans. An interesting feature of the stadium is that the field dimensions are set to match famous Major League Stadium distances, including Fenway’s right field foul pole (302 feet), Wrigley’s center field (394 feet), and Yankee Stadium’s left field line (318 feet).
The stadium features three main seating areas. Whether you choose the Premium Box Seating, Reserved Grandstand Seating or the General Admission/Bleachers/Lawn, a bad seat would be hard to find. For my money, I would invest in a primo shady seat under the roof by the press box where “I’d Only Wanna Be With You” while my wife would “Hold My Hand” as I climbed to the upper seats.
A vast concrete concourse separates the main two-story grandstand from the seats lining the sunken field bowl. Both dugouts actually sit closer to the first and third base bags than to home plate, optimizing the view for fans sitting along the lines. A covered picnic area on the third base side is another seating option if fans didn’t want to sit in the open-aired individual seats with backs that are closer to the action.
Unfortunately, I would have to leave Lexington’s cool ballpark in my un-Cracked Rear View mirror as a I sped to my next destination. It was a hoot meeting Matt and I really appreciated his hospitality.