This is the fourth year for the Best of the Ballparks fan voting, where Ballpark Digest asks its readers to weigh in on their favorite MLB, Triple-A, Double-A, High-A, Low-A, Short Season A, Independent, Summer-Collegiate, and Spring Training ballparks.
TD Bank Ballpark won the honor in back-to-back years in 2015 and 2016.
“Fans love TD Bank Ballpark, and they’re certainly willing to show it,” said Ballpark Digest publisher Kevin Reichard after the 2016 competition. “Now that we’ve run this competition multiple times, we know how hard it is to repeat as the fan choice. Somerset Patriots fans love their team and love their ballpark.”
In the first round of this year’s voting, which will run from Friday, June 22nd to Tuesday, June 26th at 3:00 pm, TD Bank Ballpark is going up against Standard Bank Stadium in Crestwood, Illinois, the home of the Windy City Thunderbolts.
TD Bank Ballpark, the “Jewel of the Atlantic League,” officially opened its gates in June of 1999 and is celebrating its 20th Season Anniversary. This year, the Somerset Patriots’ home will welcome its 7,000,000th fan to a game.
The 6,100-seat ballpark is owned by Somerset County and managed by the Somerset Patriots, who have consistently drawn over 5,300 fans per game and 370,000 fans per season since 1999.
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The 2018 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford is underway and features the team’s 20th Season at TD Bank Ballpark. For tickets, visit www.somersetpatriots.com.
About The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
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