Are you looking for a good time in Clearwater, Florida? For a little Tuesday night action, Bright House Field, home of the Clearwater Threshers, might just be the best kept secret in the Florida State League. The Threshers are the High A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, and are the 2015 Northern Division champions.
For starters, tickets for the outfield berm areas are only $1.00! This is a perfect spot for families as kids can frolic and chase fly balls, both fair and foul, ’til their hearts are content. There is also a playground located in left field. For the college crowd and older, one might be able to snag a seat in the picnic area. If not, no worries, as plenty of people were milling around the concourse near the left field concession stand, or at the Frenchy’s Tiki Pavilion.
Dinner won’t set you back much, either, because several menu items are also $1.00, including hot dogs and a 12 oz. brew, $2.00 for a large, if you’re feeling a little extra thirsty, my friend. Other discounted items include 16 oz. sodas, peanuts, popcorn, and ice cream sandwiches.
Having visited this venue multiple times, it never disappoints. It has the feel of a big league park, including a jumbotron, and rowdy, dedicated fans, but with that Florida low key beach vibe. A great place to hang out with friends, or to meet new ones, for sure.
The night I visited, the Threshers, whose roster includes top prospects Carlos Tocci, Scott Kingery, and Cord Sandberg, were hosting their arch rival, and neighbor, Dunedin Blue Jays. We had a prime spot along the left field foul line within heckling range of the left fielder. (Apologies to DJ Davis of the Blue Jays for our raucous taunting. It was all meant in good fun.) Additionally, our table was located right above the entry for pitchers to go between the bull pen and the clubhouse. Up close and personal, just how I like it.
For more information about the Clearwater Threshers, tickets, or Bright House Field: http://www.milb.com/tickets/singlegame.jsp?sid=t566