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Fan’s Guide To QuikTrip Park

March 21, 2011 11:22 AM

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QuikTrip Park, Grand Prairie AirHogs

QuickTrip Park in Grand Prairie

QuikTrip Park

1600 Lone Star Parkway
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
(972) 504-9383
www.airhogsbaseball.com

The Grand Prairie AirHogs and the Fort Worth Cats play in the same league, and are both location in North Texas, but really, the similarities end there.  When you compare ballparks, the differences show through.

Old-school versus modern, manual scoreboard vs. video board, river vs. swimming pool.  That’s how LaGrave Field and QuikTrip Park could be described.

QuikTrip park opened in 2008, bringing the Grand Prairie AirHogs to life.  Nestled in the parking lot between the Verizon Wireless Theater and Lone Star Park, QuikTrip is easily one of the nicest parks in independent baseball.  The swimming pool in center field is no joke, what better way to beat the heat than sitting in the shallow end waiting for a home run ball to come splashing your way.

Kids getting tired of the game?  They can run around in the Grand Prairie Recreation & Parks Wide World of Parks playground off the first base foul line.

Or, maybe you just want to watch the game.  With comfortable seats stretching from foul pole to foul pole, you can catch the action at a good angle anywhere you sit.

The stadium features it’s own mini convenience store (A QuikTrip, naturally) ballpark fare from stands named for famed manager Pete Incaviglia (Inky’s Place) and the Left Field Spirits & Grill restaurant/sports bar is a hit even if the ‘Hogs aren’t getting many hits.

Complete with a row of luxury suites about the main concourse, QuikTrip Park brings back memories of Arlington Stadium just outside the shadow of Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

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