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Perth Heat

Barbagallo Ballpark
Nicholson Rd & Wilfred Rd
Thornlie, WA 6155
(08) 6336 7950

Date Visited: December 13, 2013

Official Website: Perth Heat

Stadium Journey Review: Bring on the Heat

Of all the ballparks in the ABL, a Perth Heat game at Barbagallo Ballpark most represents a minor league game in the MiLB in the states. That may or may not be a good thing depending on your preference.

As with all the ballparks in the ABL, the stadium is not located in the city it represents but in a suburb. Public transportation is a bit difficult to this ballpark. I was able to catch a bus to the game but ended up taking a taxi back to my hotel after the game.

There is one entrance to the park. There is a ramp to the right for strollers, wheelchairs, and those not comfortable climbing steps. They handed out some kind of whistle upon entering the ballpark.

There is a small kids park, picnic area, and playground outside the park to the left of this photo.

Starting lineup posted.

Note for the Perth Heat there are three Kennelly's listed.

They are all brothers from Perth, WA.

You might recognize the pitcher, Mike Ekstrom, who has played for the Rays, the Padres, and a short spell with the Rockies.

View of playing field from behind home plate.

Looking in from the right field line.

The seats behind home plate are shaded and are of the regular stadium chair variety.

There are separate bleachers down both the right and left field lines and grassy berm areas between the regular seats and the bleachers.

The one permanent concession stand is that brick building on the third base concourse. A great variety of interesting food options at Barbagallo Park are provided by trucks. And, there is a bar area up behind the home plate concourse.

Manual scoreboard. Very cool. I was told it is not always updated for all games because it's in the blazing sun and there's no shade for the individual posting the updates.

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