Welcome to our third article in a series we’re calling Take Me Out to the Ballgame! We’re visiting all of New Jersey’s ballparks this spring and telling you all about them. So far, we’ve visited FirstEnergy Park to see the Lakewood BlueClaws and Arm & Hammer Park and the Trenton Thunder. Yesterday we posted a sneak peek at all the pictures we took at the Camden Riversharks game and around the park.
The Camden Riversharks are in the Atlantic League which is not affiliated with Major League Baseball. They play right in historic downtown Camden near the Adventure Aquarium and the Battleship New Jersey. Campbell’s Field has got to be the most beautiful setting for a baseball park we’ve ever seen. Period.
The park is right below the Ben Franklin bridge that takes NJ residents into Philadelphia. Once the sun goes down the bridge lights up and it’s a magical backdrop to a fun night out at the ballpark. Even during the day, it was fun to watch the trains and cars go by and even an occasional pedestrian. Every Friday and Saturday night, they have fireworks right by the bridge which, as you can see, were beautiful!
There’s a carousel on that side of the park and there is a Kids Fun Zone on the other side of the seating areas.
The Riversharks really dominated the game we attended so the home crowd was really into the game.
There were lots of events in between the innings to keep everyone entertained. Here’s a video of some of the entertainment as well as the fireworks after the game.
Our biggest entertainment throughout the game, though, was the Dog Days of Summer event that allowed fans to bring their dogs to the park! Those doggie fans were TOO cute!
After the game, doggies and their owners were allowed to run the bases. You can see the running of the bases in the video up above, too.
You should especially watch the video for this husky. That was one EXCITED dog!!!
OK, enough dog pictures and on to the food we found in Camden.
If you read our articles on the Trenton Thunder and the Lakewood BlueClaws, you’ll remember that we mentioned the Horizon Healthy Plate concession sponsored by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield. Camden had a Healthy Plate concession, too, and we found some great chicken sausage there!
This sausage was tender and spicy and you’d almost never know it was chicken if you hadn’t looked at the menu. It came on a whole wheat bun which wasn’t dry like some whole wheat buns can be. We’ve had so much good food at these Healthy Plate concessions that now we’re hoping that they’ll be at every ballpark we’re going to this spring! Even the tofu dog was good!
Of course, we didn’t ONLY try the Healthy Plates food. We also got a cheesesteak which was cooked to order right in front of us. It was very good! You could add peppers and onions (which we did) and the meat was nice and tender. It wasn’t a giant sandwich either, so it was easy to eat in the stadium seating while nestled in with lots of other people. No need to get both elbows out or anything.
Just like the Trenton Thunder, the Camden Riversharks also had Chickie’s & Pete’s Famous Crabfries. Man, do people love these fries! We saw buckets and buckets around at both Trenton and Camden and both times we’ve had them. They are really filling so we’re not sure how people are eating all those buckets-full but we do know that they sure are delicious!
We’ve been having such a blast going to all the NJ ballparks. Keep tuning in for the final three parks coming soon!
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