Frontier Field is a baseball stadium located at One Morrie Silver Way in downtown Rochester, New York. The park opened in 1996, replacing Silver Stadium in northern Rochester, which had been home to professional baseball in Rochester since 1929. Although the stadium was built for baseball, Frontier Field has had several tenants in numerous sports, including the Rochester Raging Rhinos of the United Soccer Leagues from 1996 to 2005, the Rochester Rattlers of Major League Lacrosse from 2001 to 2002, and the Rochester Red Wings of the International League since 1997. The ballpark seats 10,840 spectators for baseball.
Rochester-based telecommunications company Frontier has held the naming rights to the ballpark since its opening in 1996. Frontier Field hosted the Triple-A All-Star Game on July 12, 2000.
Ground was broken on Frontier Field in November 1994. The stadium, designed by Ellerbe Becket, opened on July 11, 1996. Although Frontier Field was always intended to be primarily a baseball facility, it was constructed to be able to accommodate the Rochester Rhinos soccer team as well.
After the Rhinos left Frontier Field for PAETEC Park in 2005, the Rochester Red Wings became the sole full-time tenant at Frontier Field. As a result, the Wings made upgrades to the park to make the stadium a better baseball facility. The first notable upgrade, the installation of a new 24ft by 32ft video scoreboard in left field, was completed in time for the 2010 season. Originally, a new grass turf was to be installed following the 2006 season to replace the grass that has been beat up over the years from extensive use in baseball, soccer, and lacrosse. No such replacement was made for 2007, but work commenced following that season and a new grass surface with an improved drainage system was installed prior to the 2008 season.
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Frontier Field Reviews
Great place to enjoy a family outing and to see the Rochester Red wings play minor league baseball , very clean stadium with friendly and helpful staff . more »
Went to my first game ever with my family and we had a blast . Everything was great , I would recommend that everyone go at least once , even if you don't know much about the game . It will make you..... more »
Nice modern stadium,,, 500 Norton St is where it should have always been, I literally grew up there in the old stadium and pitched there at age 11 in 1962, more »
Awesome stadium. Very family-friendly with lots of security. Not one bad seat in the house. Best place to sit in the summer is Under The Roof on the first base line. It gets pretty hot down near the field for a Day game. The silver family does a great job entertaining families with many in between ining activities. Lots and lots of food selections for stadium the size. They serve Houston peanuts, the best peanuts in the world.
Had a wonderful team event here. We had box seating for the game. The service for the food was very prompt and the person attending us was very pleasant and attentive. The hamburger and hotdogs were good. Surprisingly the pizza was really good, as well. It's not the typical bland flavor you'd normally get at a stadium. Overall, it was a great experience and a great game.
I absolutely love Frontier Field. There isn't a bad seat in the entire stadium! The train passing in the background through the trees adds a nice touch. The entire place brings the great city of Rochester together. The selection of food is outstanding for a place this size. The wide selection of local beers is the 🍒 on top. Alsoways have a great time watching the Red Wings, or on Thursdays the Plates! Stop by if you are in town and enjoy and ball game!
Fantastic facility. Corporate seats are excellent. Full fridge of beverages, cooked meals, fries, hots, hams, salads, chicken, and condiments. Dessert options are cookies, brownies, puff pastries, and build your own sundaes. If these options are not acceptable, there is other options in the stadiums like baseball staples. Readily handicap accessible with ramps and elevators. Staff is courteous. My only gripe is the parking. It is $6. Usually takes 30 to 60 minutes to get in and out. Since the stadium is in downtown it gets congested easily. The score board could be bigger also, but their really is not a bad seat in the stadium. The grass section to sprawl out on is nice to catch fly balls or get close to the field.
Always a fun time to go see the Red Wings play at Frontier Field. The stadium is clean, and there are lots of options for food and drinks. Fans are generally nice, not drunk or aggressive. They do lots of fun games and diversions between innings to keep the kids entertained. I highly recommend taking a night to go to a game.
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