It doesn’t matter if you like baseball or not, you’ll still love watching an IronPigs (aka IronPigs as I’ll spell it both ways in this post) baseball game.
The Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs are an affiliate baseball team of the Philadelphia Phillies. Affliate teams of Major League Baseball ( MLB ) teams are referred to as minor league teams. MLB teams are of the highest element of talent. Each MLB team has minor league affiliates that range from the most talented AAA ( triple A ) level down to A (single A) level. Players in the ‘minors’ are working for their respective affilate teams for the opportunity to play professional baseball and hopefully be promoted to the major league.
Where Do The IronPigs Play?
The Iron Pigs play in a roughly 8,000 seat stadium called Coca Cola Park in Allentown, PA. It is a great park. I’m going to say something that might get some boos here but I ask you not to bust on my opinion here until you have actually been to Coca Cola Park. Ready? OK, I’ll quote myself “Coca Cola Park is actually as nice if not a better park than Citizens Bank Park (where the Phillies play). I know, I know, strong words but the IronPigs’ stadium is simply gorgeous. It is clean, easy to get around, the landscaping is gorgeous, and there isn’t a bad seat in the house. There are also tons of spots to get a drink or a bite. The park also has a giant screen phanavision-esque screen similar to the ones big league parks have.
The staff at Coca Cola park are super nice too. There’s not an ounce of Philly-attitude when it comes to the employees here. You can tell they really want you to have a good time.
OK, But How Good Are The Games ?
The IronPigs play at the highest level there is in the MiLB (Minor League Baseball league) so the games are of the highest quality you can imagine without seeing a major league team. The play is snappy, professional and a lot of fun to watch.
I Don’t Like Baseball So Should I Still Go To A Game?
Yes! The tickets are wicked cheap and so is the cost of parking. The last time I went you could get into the park easy for about nine bucks a ticket and parking was something like three dollars.
The stadium as I mentioned is beautiful and all of the games are of a highly family-oriented production. There is entertainment, contests, and prizes between every inning. Each between inning activity is intentionally light hearted and occasionally hilarious. One thing I took note of was how much the kids love the games. They really get into it. Plus the IronPigs have two really great mascots, Ferrous and FiFi.
Two fun loving Phillie-Phanatic-esque mascots that you just want to run up to and hug. You’ll love them as much as the children do.
They do some oddball stuff too. I was at one game where they had professional wrestling matches (G rated wrestling matches of course) on the concourse during the game. As if that wasn’t crazy enough, between one of the innings Ferrous and FiFi jumped in the ring and did a tag-team against the pro-wrestlers.
What Do The Tickets Cost?
Well, I have to be careful to say I can’t promise this will be the same price as when you attend, but tickets on the ground level cost $9 each. That is a lot cheap than the nine-gazzillion dollars the Phillies hit you with (though I do love my Phillies). Upper level are about $15 or something like that. I love the ground seating but since there are only two levels of seating at Coca-Cola park the upper level seats are considered more premium than the lower level.
How Do I Buy Tickets?
Go to the IronPigs Website
Parking is only a few bucks. Close to the stadium. If you are getting there right before the game or leaving right after then you might find it hard to get in and out. There are only two ways in and out of the lot.
How To Get To Coca Cola Park
Coca Cola Park isn’t too far off the PA NE extention if you are travelling from Norristown, Lansdale, etc.
This is a really fun family event. All ages will enjoy a visit to Coca Cola Park to see the IronPigs play. This really is a great product of Philadelphia Phillies Minor League Baseball (MiLB) The views are great, the ticket prices are reasonable, the baseball is pretty good, the food and drink are plentiful, parking is cheap, and everyone in general seems pretty happy to be at the game. Oh, and as I mentioned, the staff there are a lot of fun to deal with too.
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