Huntington Park

From BR Bullpen

  • Name: Huntington Park
  • GPS-able Address: 330 Huntington Park Lane, Columbus, OH 43215
  • Ballpark Owner: Franklin County
  • Architects: HOK Sport (now Populous)
  • Groundbreaking: 8/2/2007
  • Minor League Baseball Teams: Columbus Clippers (AAA) 2009-present
  • Class/League History: AAA/International League 2022-present; AAA/Triple-A East 2021; AAA/International League 2009-2020
  • First Professional Baseball Game: 4/18/2009; stadium debut of Class AAA Clippers
  • Others Playing or Operating Here: None
  • Previous Ballpark Names: None
  • LF: 325 CF: 400 RF: 318
  • Seats: 8,800
  • Stated Capacity: 10,100
  • House Baseball/Softball Record Attendance: 12,517, 7/26/2010

Huntington Park in Columbus, OH, is the home of the Columbus Clippers, the Cleveland Guardians' International League farm team. The Clippers led minor league baseball regular-season attendance in 2008, breaking the Sacramento River Cats' eight-season run, and again in 2013.

Opened in 2009 in the Arena District, a trendy area with a view of the city skyline, this brick beauty in 2018 became the first stadium to host Triple-A baseball's top two showcases in the same season: the Triple-A All-Star Game and the Triple-A National Championship.

It has outfield seats and a Major League feel. What is now Ohio's biggest city might have a shot at MLB if it weren’t located right between Cleveland and Cincinnati with their big-league clubs.

Columbus has lost professional baseball a couple of times, with the longest absence in the 1970s after the Columbus Jets were purchased and whisked away to Charleston, WV because Franklin County, OH decided not to renovate Franklin County Stadium.

When an International League franchise later became available for a mere $25,000, the county saw a new and safer way to go - owning a franchise. Officials have said owning the team prevents it from moving away for, or from holding the county hostage for, a better deal. That might cut both ways, but after about 30 years - roughly the normal tenure for a minor league stadium - the county invested in the new ballpark that lifted the Clippers into minors prominence.

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