Northwest Arkansas Naturals Overview

Fast facts

League: Texas League

Head Coach: Tommy Shields

Team Mascot: Strike

Year Opened: 2008

Capacity: 7305

City / State: North Little Rock / Arkansas

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Northwest Arkansas Naturals vs Arkansas Travelers

Rival Team: Arkansas Travelers

It’s always a big deal when the Naturals play the Travelers as bragging rights as well as games in the standings are always on the line. The Naturals and their fans hate losing to the Travelers, so make sure to be in attendance when these two Arkansas-based rivals square off.

Northwest Arkansas Naturals vs Springfield Cardinals

Rival Team: Springfield Cardinals

You won’t want to miss it when the Royals Double-A affiliate the Northwest Arkansas Naturals face off with the Double-A affiliate of their interleague rivals the St. Louis Cardinals. The proximity of the two clubs also makes this matchup a must-see event, so don’t miss it when the Naturals take on the Springfield Cardinals.

Northwest Arkansas Naturals Tailgate Guide


There isn’t a ton around Arvest Ballpark, which means there are plenty of parking spaces for you to set up a tailgate in before the game. Tailgate is permitted at Arvest Ballpark just make sure to keep it confined to your space. Arrive early and break out the grills for a fun afternoon of tailgating with friends and family before a Naturals game.

Where to tailgate

Northwest Arkansas Naturals Stadium Guide

In Game

A Northwest Arkansas Naturals game features everything you’re looking for in a Minor League Baseball game making it a fantastic experience for baseball fans and families alike. Those of you who are die-hard baseball fans will love the opportunity to see future Kansas City Royals stars before they make it big as well as the chance to get autographs from your favorite prospects. You’ll also enjoy chatting with fellow baseball fans about the Naturals, which is easy to do due to the fact the majority of the crowd is filled with pretty big baseball fans.

Naturals games also feature tons of family entertainment. The kids will love the Kids Zone, which features a playground, inflatables, and other fun activities. They’ll also enjoy the Naturals’ mascot Strike the Sasquatch who gets into all kinds of antics at the game.

Finally, if you’re taking a big group to the game, then take advantage of the many fantastic group package options available to you. The Home Run Porch is perfect no matter how large your group is as it can accommodate up to 1,500 people, and you won’t find a better view of the ballpark than the one offered by the Home Plate Party Deck.

Die-hard baseball fans, families, and groups will love attending a Naturals game, so start planning your trip to Arvest Ballpark today.

Things to check out

Kids Zone

Stop by the Kids Zone and enjoy inflatables and other kids activities. Kids will love the Kids Zone, so make sure to stop by if you’re taking the kids to the game.

Strike the Sasquatch

You won’t want to miss the Naturals beloved mascot Strike when attending a game at Arvest Ballpark. Fans young and old love Strike and his antics, so keep an eye out for him at the game.


Get to the ballpark early and get an autograph from your favorite Natural. The players sign autographs up to 15 minutes before first pitch, so take advantage of the opportunity to get a signature from a future Royals star.

Home Run Porch

If you’re planning a group outing for 50 to 1,500 people, then the Home Run Porch is an excellent place to sit. The Home Run Porch features a buffet and an excellent view of all the action making it perfect for any group.

Naturals Team Store

Head to the Naturals Team Store to pick up a keepsake from your trip to Arvest Ballpark. Here you’ll find an incredible selection of Naturals gear including caps, t-shirts, jerseys, and more.

Home Plate Party Deck

Those of you looking to watch the game in luxury will want to reserve the Home Plate Party Deck. The Home Plate Party Deck consists of three sections filled with picnic tables and standing tables making it easy to mingle and eat while watching the game.

Northwest Arkansas Naturals Bars & Restaurants

  1. Apple Blossom Brewing Company

    Apple Blossom Brewing Company

    ABBC has become a premier destination for its combination of great food, craft beer, and relaxing atmosphere.

    1550 Zion Rd, Fayetteville, AR 72703, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  2. The Odd Soul

    The Odd Soul

    Great place, awesome drinks!

    126 W Emma Ave, Springdale, AR 72764, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. La Huerta Bar & Grill

    La Huerta Bar Grill

    Amazing food and great service.

    4901 S Thompson St, Springdale, AR 72764, USA

    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  4. Emma Ave. Bar & Tap

    Emma Ave Bar Tap

    Only Arkansas beers on tap! Full bar! Big patio! Live music!

    111 E Emma Ave, Springdale, AR 72764, USA

    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  5. Smitty’s Garage


    The Garage offers everything from bison, turkey, angus beef burgers, fork and knife hotdogs, tacos, and fresh cut fries. We take these ingredients and add MAGIC.

    4200 S 48th St #50, Rogers, AR 72758, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  6. Shirley’s

    Beer mug Crafty Rooster

    Great place to hang and play some pool, awesome drinks and good service.

    1311 S 48th St, Springdale, AR 72762, USA

    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  7. Foghorn’s


    You know what goes with football? Beer and wings.

    1100 48th Pl, Springdale, AR 72762, USA

    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  8. Taquaeria El Cunado

    Taquaeria El Cunado

    Authentic Mexican food and atmosphere.

    700 S Thompson St, Springdale, AR 72764, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  9. Mama Z’s Cafe

    Trattoria Trestevere Spaghetti Pasta

    Great Italian food and excellent service.

    357 W Henri De Tonti Blvd, Springdale, AR 72762, USA

    Bar website

    italian - $$

  10. AQ Chicken House

    Iron Skillet Fried Chicken State Line Fried Chicken Finish Line Cafe Fried Chicken Ark Fried Chicken Chicken Tenders Takis Diner Fried Chicken

    With great dishes likes our famous boneless pan-fried chicken, southern style catfish, homemade spaghetti, and award winning hickory smoked ribs, we have something for the whole family.

    1207 N Thompson St, Springdale, AR 72764, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. Las Margaritas Mexican Restaurant

    La Corona Taco La Chiquita Tacos Taco Corono Mexican Restaurant Tacos El Burrito Loco

    Las Margaritas is an Authentic Mexican Restaurant Cantina & Grill that serves fresh, flavorful Mexican dishes prepared from the finest the best ingredients.

    2313 W Sunset Ave, Springdale, AR 72762, USA

    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  12. MarketPlace Grill

    Pizza Ye Olde Pub

    Super delicious food and excellent service.

    1636 S 48th St, Springdale, AR 72762, USA

    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$

  13. RibCrib BBQ & Grill

    RibCrib BBQ Grill

    Great food, excellent service.

    1120 Mathias Dr, Springdale, AR 72762, USA

    Bar website

    american - bbq - $$

  14. Susan’s Restaurant

    Susans Restaurant

    Great comfort food, great breakfast, good service.

    1440 W Sunset Ave, Springdale, AR 72764, USA

    Bar website

    american - $