Last month I watched the Edmonton Prospects play at RE/MAX field for the first time. Thanks to my friend Courtenay, who brought us all along for the experience. I thoroughly enjoyed the stadium’s relaxed atmosphere with a delightful view of the city in the background.
Let me begin by saying that I haven’t watched baseball in years. When I was a kid, I loved the game. Now that I am older, I have forgotten everything I used to know about it. With that being said, I really enjoyed everything about the game (until it was rained out at the bottom of the 4th inning). The grandstand tickets are general admission with no assigned seat numbers. It does not matter where you decide to sit; all the seats have a great view of the field. Warning: Be aware of stray balls flying over the net and into the stands. I watched some happy people catching the balls and surprised people dodging them with food & drinks in hand.
This is a casual event. Since everyone can sit wherever they like, the crowd spaced themselves throughout the stands. Once it started to rain, everyone quickly moved to seats under the awning. I was happy to see that in addition to standard stadium food there were options including Indian cuisine, Chinese food, and a cookie stand. My favourite booth was Drift food truck. I ordered up Drift’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich and, as always, it was delicious! JC got their Triple Play Taco Tots loaded with pulled pork, cheese sauce, pickled jalapenos, salsa roja, onions, and cilantro. They were the best tater tots ever! Everyone paired their food with cans of beer, except for me. Decided to go looking for a caffeine fix. I did find a cup of Joe but it was strong and burnt. I am guessing that coffee is not a baseball fan’s drink of choice.
Overall, even with the rain downpour, I really enjoyed the entire experience. The atmosphere was so relaxed and casual; I will definitely be taking in another game. It is a night of good food with great friends and an entertaining game of baseball.
Getting There: They have parking near the field. We choose to uber there so we didn’t have to deal with all the traffic.
Note: There seemed to be plenty of bathrooms. Not having to stand in line for a stall always adds an extra star to any outing for me!
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