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Ripken Stadium, Aberdeen
(4.5/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium is the home of the Aberdeen IronBirds, Class A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles in the New York-Penn League. The stadium is located in Aberdeen, Maryland. The 6,300-seat Ripken Stadium held its first game on June 18, 2002. The team has sold out every home game at Ripken Stadium since it began playing there in 2002.The stadium is part of Cal Ripken, Jr.'s Aberdeen Complex in his hometown of Aberdeen, Maryland, located just off Interstate 95 at Maryland Route 22. The complex also includes several smaller fields for local youth sports leagues, as well as an adjacent Marriott hotel. The stadium is the closest structure of the complex to the highway, with the right field fence and scoreboard visible from it. The stadium also hosts soccer matches as well. Stevenson University's baseball team also uses Ripken Stadium as its home field as well as the Yankee Stadium Field that is within walking distance.The expansive parking lot of Ripken Stadium is frequently used as a venue for SCCA autocross racing for many racers on the east coast.FeaturesThe stadium features a three-tiered cafe behind home plate, available for patrons who want to have dinner and drinks during a game. The upper level has a press box behind home plate, 256 club seats and six skyboxes. Ripken Stadium was one of the first short-season Single-A ballparks to have a fully enclosed club level and skyboxes.
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Reviews
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  • If your kids play baseball, this is a must visit. Sign your team up to play in a tournament. All the fields are synthetic turf so there are very few rain outs. Not a cheap weekend but one your kid wil...  more »
  • Anybody that is into baseball with their kids knows how awesome Ripken is. This place is great, but expensive. They do have a captive audience, but that's all part of it. We always have a good time he...  more »
  • A bucket list experience for sure. My kids will never forget it. I hope the Ripken family and Under Armour keep this place running for decades. 
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  • As far as minor league games are concerned Ripken Stadium does it right from top to bottom. Our kids love the experience and it is not as crowded or expensive as a major league game. The players are always kind and accessible and you can feel that it is geared towards family which is always nice with small kids. We will be going here for the foreseeable future. The only issue I had was that they ran out of peanuts.
  • My family are season ticket holders. For years my son has been able to sit behind the dugout and catch balls tossed up by the players as they came in from the field. Tonight my son and his friend were told they had to leave because the man in charge of that area was not going to be responsible if they got hit by a ball. However all night on the 3rd base dugout side, kids were all over the back of the dugout. I know this because I have pictures for proof. I went to fan asst. a total of 6 times. I was told someone by the name of Brad was coming to talk to me. I heard them call him on the radio and him answer, so I know he was there. The game started at 5:35 tonight and. I went to fan assistance at 6:17, it is now 9:19 pm and still no Brad, who I am told is the Asst. General manager, who never showed up. They don't treat season ticket holders very well. In fact I think waiting over 3 hrs to talk to someone, is outrageous at any situation. I have decided that I will not be a season ticket holder next year, nobody wants to be treated like that. They could have sent anybody over to talk to me, anybody but they chose not to and that wander why less and less people are going to the games. Brad, didn't even know what I wanted, guess it doesn't matter. If you are reading this. SAVE YOUR MONEY, DON'T WAIST IT HERE. Very disappointed.
  • This is a great small stadium. I love the things they have for the kids. When my daughter was in girlscouts they actually have a overnight camp out where we set up our tents on the field, play a movie on the big screen, and lots of activities before bed time. The only thing is that it can be over priced the tickets and the food.
  • Do you read the menu for the games? Tonight beside salads, we were to have fruit salad - I'm still looking for it. Assorted cakes for after dinner. The chicken was very good as were the potatoes. The cakes must be hanging out with the fruit salad. We pay a good price for the dinner, and you print out what we were having. True? What happened? The game was perfect as was the tribute to the Officers. Thank you for that.
  • Great family destination if you like baseball. Lots of stuff for kids, easy parking (free) and every seat is a good one