Stadium Minor League History:
International League 1974-1976
Southern League 1978-1999
Current Status: Not currently used for professional baseball -- the team has moved to Autozone Park in Memphis
What's Good: Tim McCarver Stadium, though built in an era of boring, ugly ballparks, is nonetheless an interesting and offbeat place. I particularly liked several aspects: First, the seats are very close to the field, and there's plenty of good spots to watch the game. Secondly, there's an outfield seating section and other interesting places to sit, creating a nice variety of options for the restless fan who likes to move around. Third, the concession stands, souvenir store, restrooms, and diversions were scattered around the outer portion of the park with plenty of room to move around and somewhat of a loose, carnival-type atmosphere. Taken as a whole, the place had a slightly run-down but funky vibe to it -- clearly not just another stadium run off the assembly line.
What's Not So Good: The artificial turf infield, of course. Sure, it's not the most attractive stadium, but its unique qualities made up for that.
June 19, 1999 Memphis Redbirds vs. Iowa Cubs
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