Friday, October 23, 2009

Sweetwater Little League Field

WHERE: Sweetwater, Texas
WHERE EXACTLY: Inside Newman Park, 100 Jack Hazard Drive
WHEN VISITED: Sunday October 18, 2009.

Nice little field with wooden bleachers on a cement slope, a grassy area behind home plate, and a flat backstop.

Home to the Sweetwater Little League.

Nifty little scorer's/announcers table.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

QuikTrip Park

WHERE: Grand Prairie, Texas
WHERE EXACTLY: 1600 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie, Texas
WHEN VISITED: Last occasion for the 2009 American Association All-Star Game on July 21, 2009.

The park was built for the Grand Prairie Air Hogs a team in the independant American Association. It opened in May 2007 and has a capacity of 5,445. It is named for QuikTrip, a Tulsa-based chain of convenience stores.

The stadium has an aeronautical theme given the areas heritage of military aviation and aerospace defense contractors. It sits in a large complex that includes Lone Star Park, the Nokia Theater, and GPX Skatepark.