A night after our first Indians game of the season, Alan and I took in our first Captains game of the season at Classic Park! Alan received a free ticket to the game through the Captains Reading Program. Alan also got to participate in a pregame parade around the warning track as a reward.
During the parade, Alan ran into Paige and Noah’s cousin Sean from Millridge. He also happened to see his baseball coach and teammate Jake in the ballpark.
We had front row seats in Right Field for the game, but we didn’t stay long, as Alan wanted to have his regular Saturday night sleepover at Grandma Debbie’s house. It was also pretty cold and rainy. But Alan did have time to eat ballpark food – fries, popcorn, and even vanilla ice cream. He also got me a hot dog with his food voucher and three Captains baseballs at the team shop with a merchandise voucher.
Before leaving, Alan took a picture of Skipper, who he had high-fived with earlier during the parade. The Captains went on to beat Kane County 9-3.
Alan and I attended our first Lake County Captains game today at Classic Park! It was a scorcher, but it was nice to spend time outdoors over Labor Day weekend.
Just like Sundays at Progressive field, Sundays at Classic Park are focused on the kids. Captains Kids Days feature inflatable games (including hitting), Catch on the Field before the game, and Kids Run the Bases after the game.
Alan of course loved playing on all the inflatable games, but he especially enjoyed the playground shaped like a big ship!
We loved how much space there was to move around at Classic Park, especially beyond center field where there are open spaces for fans to play catch. We also enjoyed sitting underneath a covered pavilion in right field where we could watch the game from our own table. We played cards in the shade together there while cooling off.
When it was time to run the bases, Alan took advantage of a less congested diamond and showed off his speed around the bases before touching home.
Other highlights of the afternoon for Alan included a very large ice cream cone and buying three mini Captains baseball bats and a foam “Skipper” (Captains’ mascot) from the team shop. Today happened to be a “Bark at the Park” day as well, so Alan got to see dogs throughout the ballpark!
I think we’ll definitely be heading back to Classic Park next summer.