Tuesday, January 15, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Marla Vickers
Riverwalk Stadium named #18 Best Stadium
Experience in 2012 by Stadium Journey Magazine
MONTGOMERY, Ala. –Montgomery’s Riverwalk Stadium was named the eighteenth best stadium experience on the “101 Best Stadium Experiences” list in the January issue of Stadium Journey Magazine. This ranking, which encompasses venues throughout the country, at all levels and sports, puts Riverwalk as the second best experience in all of minor league baseball and the fourth overall in professional baseball.
To compile their rankings Stadium Journey uses the FANFARE scale, which measures food & beverage at the stadium, overall atmosphere, the neighborhood in which it resides, the fans, access outside and inside the stadium, return on investment, and allows for room for "bonus points" for unique features. Riverwalk is ranked behind venues such as Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis Colts), Fenway Park (Boston Red Sox) and the Daytona International Speedway (Daytona 500).
Owned by the City of Montgomery, Riverwalk Stadium was built into an existing train shed along the Alabama River and opened in downtown Montgomery in 2004. The ballpark was the cornerstone of a downtown revitalization project that continues today. “It is a privilege for the Biscuits to be recognized among these elite organizations and venues. We are proud of such a great partnership with the City of Montgomery in keeping Riverwalk Stadium a premier destination in all of Minor League Baseball. Our fan experience is second to none.” says Biscuits’ owner, Sherrie Myers.
Past accolades Riverwalk Stadium has received include: Best Stadium Operations in Alabama from Birmingham News (2004), Best Stadium in Minor League Baseball from Baseball America (2006), in the Top 10 Best Places to Watch Minor League Baseball from ESPN.com (2008), Best Stadium in the Southern League from Baseball America (2009), Perfect Baseball Venue from Stadium Journey Magazine (2010) and One of the Coolest Ballparks in American from Complex Magazine (2011).
The entire list of the 101 Best Stadium Experiences for the year 2012 is available on the Stadium Journey Magazine’s website, www.stadiumjourney.com.
Opening Day for the Montgomery Biscuits is on Thursday, April 4th, 2013, first pitch at 7:05pm. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, March 23rd, 2013. For more information, visit our website at www.biscuitsbaseball.com or call (334)323-2255.
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