When attending a Toledo Mud Hens game, you’ll want to arrive early to get the most out of everything downtown Toledo has to offer. Downtown Toledo is home to a variety of bars and restaurants to check out before the game including The Blarney Irish Pub, Tony Packo’s, Ye Olde Cock ‘N Bull, PizzaPapolis, and much more. There are so many excellent bars and restaurants here that you’ll want to go to multiple Mud Hens games just to experience the nearby bars and restaurants.
In addition to a thriving bar and restaurant scene, Toledo also offers enough places for you to set up small tailgate parties in the parking lots. No matter what kind of pregame experience you’re’ looking for you’ll find it here as the area around Fifth Third Field offers a great place to tailgate as well as lots of bars and restaurants to check out.
Finally, before the game, make sure to stop by the “Who’s Up” statue. The statue shows young fans watching the game through a knothole and is a must-see for anyone taking in a Mud Hens game.
You won’t want to miss the opportunity to pregame in downtown Toledo before a Mud Hens game, so arrive early and make the most out of your trip to Fifth Third Field.
Who’s Up Statue
The “Who’s Up” statue shows kids watching the game through a knothole in the fence and is a must-see for anyone taking in a game at Fifth Third Field. Take a picture of the sculpture before the game to get the full Mud Hens game day experience.
Home Plate Plaza
Enjoy all of the sights and sounds outside a Mud Hens game at the Home Plate Plaza. The plaza is located just outside the main entrance, so enjoy the atmosphere while entering the ballpark.
Where to tailgate
Fifth Third Field Parking LotsThose of you looking to throw a small tailgate party will find enough room to do so in the parking lots surrounding the stadium. Arrive early and set up shop to make the most out of your tailgating experience at Fifth Third Field.
The Blarney Irish Pub, Ye Olde Cock ‘N Bull, and other Downtown Toledo BarsIf you enjoy bar hopping, then you’ll love pregaming before a Mud Hens game. Downtown Toledo is home to several incredible bars, so come out early and enjoy all the bars downtown Toledo has to offer.
Free Parking MetersAfter 5:00 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays, you can park for free outside Fifth Third Field. If you’re looking to hit up the bars before the game and want to park for cheap, then you can’t beat the street parking after 5:00 pm.