Explore the Guardians' Minor League ballparks

April 7th, 2023

The Minor League Ballpark Guides series spotlights each stadium across baseball’s affiliated ranks. Each edition provides ballpark highlights, from concessions to seating options to in-game entertainment to mascots. Ballpark Guides also take travelers through each facility’s surrounding area, encompassing the best places in town to eat or drink, nearby tourist attractions and more. Plan your Minor League Baseball road trip today!

For Guardians prospects, the journey to The Show starts in Virginia before heading to Ohio for good. Three of the organization's four Minor League parks are within 200 miles of Progressive Field.

The Guardians system, in four parts:

Single-A: Lynchburg Hillcats, Bank of James Stadium
Soak up scenic views and bold hues within a throwback environment, and make sure to leave room for a Cheesy Western. Read more » 

High-A: Lake County, Classic Park
Classic Park is a harbor for Cleveland prospects located just 18 miles from the Guardians' Progressive Field. Nautical themes prevail throughout this suburban facility, the home of the Captains. Fans can grab a drink at Castaways Bar and shop for team gear in the Cargo Hold, all within view of an outfield lighthouse. Read more »

Double-A: Akron RubberDucks, Canal Park
Professional baseball in Akron dates as far back as the very fabric of the city’s iconic industry: rubber. Designed by HOK Sport, who had previously worked on Camden Yards and Jacobs Field (now Progressive Field), Canal Park was named for another prominent aspect of the region’s history: the Ohio & Erie Canal. Read more »

Triple-A: Columbus Clippers, Huntington Park
The home of the Columbus Clippers played a key role in the renaissance of downtown Columbus and now serves as one of the anchors of that city’s red-hot Arena District, home to the best entertainment in town. Read more »