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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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  • I enjoy going to this small stadium for local ball games. It has open spacing so you can easily get in and out around people. Beer providers make it nice to enjoy a craft beer while I watch the game. 
  • The ball games are a lot of fun and always has different activities going on even though the team is a low A team for the Texas Rangers. 
  • We were there for Showcase Baseball. The facilities are great. The guys live the opportunity to play there and as a parent, I enjoyed the comforts of seats with backs and shaded seats. They have a rea...  more »