Stadium Minor League History:
Current Status: Home of the San Antonio Missions of the Texas League (AA)
What's Good: I had seen photos of this stadium before I got here, and I had pretty much made up my mind that I wouldn't like the place -- too new, too many skyboxes, too fancy and high-tech. Once again, I was proven wrong. For a new stadium Nelson Wolff is hard to beat -- the seating was comfortable and well-laid out, the food was decent, and the lame promotions and sound effects seen and heard at so many new places were kept to a minimum. One of the greatest attributes was the staff, and everyone from ushers to security people to vendors seemed to go out of their way to be especially pleasant and friendly. And although I typically find newer parks kind of ugly, when they turned the lights on under the roof at sunset, this is actually a very attractive stadium, even with skyboxes (for a night view of the ballpark see the index page).
What's Not So Good: The abundance of unpainted concrete is always a pet peeve of mine, and I didn't like the fact that the "Puffy Taco" mascot was actually an advertisement for a fast-food chain. Other than that, I found it hard not to like the place.
June 21, 1999 San Antonio Missions
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