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Reading Phillies

Reading Municipal Memorial Stadium
(Name changed to GPU Stadium 11/99; Name changed again to FirstEnergy Stadium in 2002)
Rt. 61 South
1900 Centre Ave.
Reading, PA 19605

AA Philadelphia Phillies
Eastern League

Date Visited: 8/5/97

General Area in state: Reading is on the eastern side of Pennsylvania. About 2 1/2 hours west of New York City; a little over an hour east of Harrisburg, PA.

Directions: Check their website below for directions.

Ease of getting in and out: I remember having a terrible time with directions and getting around in Reading. Hang out for a while after the game for traffic to lessen.

Website: Good

Radio Announcer: Good. One person. Stuck to the game.

Customer Service: Good

Host Hotel: Check AAA or your local travel agent for lodging that suits your needs. Also check the visitor's bureau link below.

There was a slight rain delay. You can see a picnic area to the right of the dugout, before the GA seats.

Personal Notes: Enjoyed seeing a game at this ballpark. It's what a real minor league ballpark should be. Great field; nice and green. I ended up sitting right below the PA speaker. Volume was way too loud; it was intrusive. I was unable to talk with the person next to me.

The day I went they had $1 hot dogs, soda, and peanuts.

I really wanted to see Matt Byrd pitch a good game (visiting team pitcher). Not this game.

Folks and fans were friendly.

A nice setting for a ballgame


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