The Baseball.com review of Parkview Field has generated some interest around the community.
One of AFW’s regular readers and commentators, Andy Bormann, is currently living in Atlanta, Georgia. He has provided us with a couple of photos from inside the Gwinnett Braves Stadium.
In an email, he told me:
When I was at the game with Nicole, I said that “I was disappointed with the GB stadium because it reminds me of Memorial Stadium, just with a better entrance and nicer suites.” Now no slight on Memorial Stadium (although I think even those in/from Fort Wayne would acknowledge there wasn’t much going for it).
But you are talking a Triple-A ballpark, in a major US market, with a brand new stadium – and what you have is Memorial Stadium. I think anyone would concede that is not exactly an architectural and design win for Gwinnett – nor a particular good use of $60 million dollars. Don’t even get me started on how bad of a job they did with traffic / pedestrian flow. It is seriously like no one put any thought into it at all.
The Gwinnett Braves Stadium sits in the middle of nowhere, almost. Â Or, at least that’s the way it appears on the maps. Â And the views from behind home plate? Â No competition between the two!
Thanks to Andy for taking the time to send photos and send his feelings on the Gwinnett Braves Stadium!