Springfield Cardinals vs Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Rival Team: Northwest Arkansas Naturals
You won’t want to miss it when the Cardinals Double-A affiliate the Springfield Cardinals face off with the Double-A affiliate of their interleague rivals the Kansas City Royals. The proximity of the two clubs also makes this matchup a must-see event, so don’t miss it when the Cardinals take on the Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
Make sure to be in attendance when the Cardinals take on their North Division rivals Tulsa. The games between these two rivals are always quite important to the standings making them can’t-miss events for baseball fans in the Springfield area.
Springfield Cardinals Tailgate Guide
The Springfield Cardinals don’t own any parking lots around the Hammons Field making it difficult to engage in any traditional tailgating. However, there are several great bars and restaurants near the ballpark to grab a drink or bite to eat at before the game. Two of the best places to hang out before the game are The Dugout Bar & Grill and Ebbets Field Restaurant & Pub. Both sports bars are fully committed to the baseball theme making them a fun place to grab some beers or grub before the game.
Those of you making your first trip to Springfield, Missouri will also want to stop by the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame before the game. The Hall of Fame celebrates the greatest athletes in Missouri history and is a must-see for any sports fan, especially Cardinals fans.
The excellent sports bars and Missouri Sports Hall of Fame provide fantastic ways to spend some time before the game. Get to Springfield early and take some time to enjoy both before watching the Springfield Cardinals.
When visiting Springfield, Missouri, make sure to check out the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is about a 15-minute drive from Hammons Field and is an excellent place to learn more about the greatest athletes in Missouri history. The museum celebrates the careers of baseball legends such as Stan Musial and George Brett, so stop by and check it out when it town.
Where to tailgate
Paid Parking Lot on Trafficway or Jordan Valley Parking GarageIf you’re looking for parking near the ballpark, these are two of the better options. Arrive early though as spaces in both lots fill up quickly.
The Dugout Bar & Grill and Ebbets Field Restaurant & PubThose of you who are looking to grab a drink or bite to eat before the game will want to stop by one of these two sports bars within walking distance to the ballpark. Both places offer baseball-themed sports bar experiences and are excellent places to stop in for a drink, so stop by one or both before the game.
Springfield Cardinals Stadium Guide
Springfield is located deep in the heart of Cardinals Country, and as a result, you’ll find plenty of fans filling the stands of Hammons Field on game days. The people of Missouri live and die with the Cardinals, and it’s no different in Springfield making the Cardinals Double-A affiliate quite the draw.
One thing that’s unique about attending a Springfield Cardinals game is the passion the fans have for the team. While at a lot of minor league ballparks the fans are there more to have fun than to watch the game that isn’t the case in Springfield. The fans here are quite knowledgeable and passionate about their team, so don’t hesitate to start up a conversation with the people sitting next to you during your visit.
That said, you’ll still find plenty of in-game entertainment and other activities here in Springfield. The Cardinals’ mascots Louie and Fetch are both big parts of the game, and you’ll find a play area in left field that is perfect for keeping kids entertained during the game. The Springfield Cardinals also run plenty of giveaways and between inning promotions just like the ones you’d find at other minor league parks.
A Springfield Cardinals game is an excellent opportunity to watch future Cardinals stars and catch a game with die-hard Cardinals fans, so get your tickets to a Springfield Cardinals game today.
Stop by the kids' play area when attending a Springfield Cardinals game with the family. The play area features inflatables and other kids’ activities making it the perfect place to take restless kids during the game.
Keep an eye out for the Springfield Cardinals beloved mascots Louie and Fetch. The two mascots get into all kinds of antics during the game, and if you see them on the concourse, get an autograph and high-five from them.
Pick up a cap, t-shirt, jersey, or another souvenir from the souvenir shop at Hammons Field. You won’t have to worry about going home empty-handed from a Cardinals game as there are tons of souvenirs for sale here.
On a good day, it’s still not uncommon, over a burger or salad or some homemade soup or pasta and a cold one for a friendly argument to break out about who really was better; Willie, Mickey or the Duke.
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