Reading Municipal Memorial Stadium
Reading, PA
Dimensions:  LF:  330  CF:  400   RF:  330      Capacity:  8,500  (1999)        Opened: 1950

Stadium Minor League History:      Eastern League        1952-1961,  1963-1965,  1967-present      
                                                  
Current Status:  Home of the Reading Phillies of the Eastern League (AA)

What's Good:  This is one of the best places I've been to watch baseball.  The stadium's comfortable, there's a variety of seating options (all very reasonably priced), and the atmosphere is very friendly.  The current management of the team has done a terrific job of constantly making a good ballpark better, with renovations, additions, and changes.  The basic structure of the stadium is almost 50 years old, and though its design is simple and it doesn't have the typical 1950s minor league stadium architecture, it still has a pleasant historic aura about it.  This in turn is actually complemented (instead of negated) by the updates to provide more modern amenities.  In other words, it's a terrific compromise between old and new.  I visited about half a dozen times between 1992 and 1996, and enjoyed every game very much.

What's Not So Good:  Nothing I can think of.

This Photo:    August 2, 1992    Reading Phillies vs. New Britain Red Sox
 
 

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