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Carolina Mudcats Review by TheBallparkGuide

July 10, 2019



The following review was made by Malcom MacMillan with TheBallparkGuide:
    "Five County Stadium opened in 1991 as the home of the Carolina Mudcats of the Southern League. The first thing that I noticed as I approached Five County Stadium was the Mudcats water tower, which jutted well above the treeline. What an impressive sight, right? This begs a question — do you know of any other MiLB teams that have their logos on water towers? Instead of entering right away, I proceeded along the driveway that wraps around the ballpark to check out other sights. As is often the case with 1990s-era parks, there wasn’t a lot of things to see and do around the park’s perimeter. Some parks of this era make the mistake of having enormous seating sections. The issue with this idea is that when then crowd is light, the park really looks dead because the empty seats are so visible. That wasn’t the case here, Fortunately, I loved the small seating sections around home plate, consisting of just four rows, which is a concept that a lot of the newer small parks are adopting. When BP wrapped up, I once again returned to the upper deck — this time, to check out Cattails Restaurant, which is found above the first base line. It’s a climate-controlled environment (definitely a plus during my visit) with a sizable food and drink menu, as well as comfortable seating options. On my walks around the concourse earlier, I’d been checking out the concession stands to decide what I might want to eat. As you know, I like to find something unique as often as I can, and that’s exactly what I encountered at a concession stand on the first base side. This is a catfish po’ boy sandwich, and it was absolutely delicious."


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