Hickory Crawdads / L.P. Frans Stadium, Hickory

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L.P. Frans Stadium is a stadium in Hickory, North Carolina. It is primarily used for baseball, and is the home field of the Hickory Crawdads minor league baseball team. The Catawba Valley Stars of the collegiate summer Great South League also use the stadium. It was built in 1993. It holds 5,062 people.LocationThe ballpark is located three miles from I-40 in Winkler Park, L.P. Frans Stadium was built on donated land in 1993 and named after the local Pepsi-Cola bottler who partially funded the stadium’s construction.ImprovementsImprovements made to the stadium after the 2013 season brought a brand new VIP section, The Picnic Pavilion, and three outdoor Party Patios. A completely renovated Crawdads Cafe, Suites, and concourse were also a part of the improvements.
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  • This was the first time I’d ever seen a baseball game. My American friends took me. It was a lovely experience even if I didn’t understand the rules. I was as much taken by audience participation as I...  more »
  • Our family always has a wonderful time at Crawdads games. The stadium is easily accessible, great parking,.and family friendly. We plan to return many more times next season.  more »
  • L.P. Frans stadium is a great place to catch a game. Good sight lines and the prices are very good. Great entertainment for a good price  more »

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