Columbia’s Spirit Communications Park earned high marks from the publication Stadium Journey as one of the top 20 minor league baseball stadiums for fans in the nation and as the top ranked in the South Atlantic League.
To arrive at it’s rankings, Stadium Journey looks at several factors including food and beverages served at the ballpark; overall game day atmosphere; the neighborhood surrounding the ballpark; fan access within the park and to and from the park; the return-on-investment for investors; and, unique attributes of each ballpark.
Spirit Communications Park opened for its first Columbia Fireflies game on April 14, 2016. Since then, the multi-use park has hosted cooking festivals, high school football games and other community events.
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In July, Ballpark Digest named Spirit Communications Park its 2016 Ballpark of the Year.