The Ballpark at Jackson
Review by Gary
From it’s opening until November 1, 2012, The Ballpark at Jackson was known as Pringles Park, named after the potato chip factory in Jackson, TN. I attended a game in 2001 to see the 2000 Double A Southern League Champion West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx, known today as the less cooler sounding Jackson Generals. Little did I know at the time, but the 2001 Diamond Jaxx would go on to have the worst season in their history. The Jaxx sported one of the coolest logos at the time, which has since been lost to the ages.
Located on the outskirts of downtown Jackson, The Ballpark at Jackson is visible from I-40. The stadium has a very open feeling to it. There are plenty of field-level seats or fans can choose to pay a few clams more to sit on the luxury box level on the first base side to catch a breeze and see the game from a higher vantage point.
Opened in 1998, the park currently holds 6,000 fans. The outfield walls measure 16 feet in height, except for the 24-foot left field wall that protects the clubhouses and batting cages.
This 2001 game would feature the famous Zooperstars, whom I would see in person for the first time here, but on many occasions since then. Still entertaining throngs of fans across all sports today, I distinctly recall seeing the likes of Harry Canary, Cow Ripken, Jr., Nomar Garcia-Parrot, and Shark McGwire on the field and in the stands here in 2001. I found the Zooperstars and the game at Pringles Park to be very enjoyable.