The tantalizing aroma of hot dogs, the sharp sound of a ball cracking against a bat, boisterous fans cheering for the home team or booing against the opposing team; all sensory delights that make me think of my favorite sport, baseball. The local Augusta area has all of that and much more! The park is located by the Savannah River in North Augusta, SC. This spectacular marvel of a stadium is home to the Augusta Greenjackets, the Class A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.
SRP Park is a dream come true stadium located on the banks of the Savannah River and has been in the works since 2012. The park can seat 5,000 fans and includes many of the latest features, such as high-end video boards, comfortable guest suites, and a seriously cool LED lighting system that can be synchronized to blink on and off.
The 360-degree concourse features drink rails throughout the park and we found this feature quite useful as we waited out a rain-delayed start to the game. For families, a kid’s area in center field features plenty of inflatables and batting cages is a hive of kid-friendly fun on select nights.
There is a nearby picnic patio area in the right-field corner that has plenty of tables for outdoor seating and cornhole game boards to help keep everyone entertained. As a bonus, you’ll see the visiting team up close and personal as they warm up for the game.
The usual stadium fare of hotdogs, nachos, and popcorn are menu staples but if you’re feeling adventurous, try the more interesting options such as pimento cheese sandwiches, walking tacos, deep-fried pickles, and fancy burgers. Craft brew lovers will certainly find something to their liking with offerings from Sweetwater Brewing company, Hi-Wire Brewing, Catawba Brewing Co, and several more. The usual domestic brews are available too.
There is nothing like sitting outside on a hot summer night in the stands of a baseball field while eating a hot dog, sipping a cold drink and rooting for the home team!
There will be 5 opportunities this weekend begining on Friday to see your Greenjackets in action! Each game will conclude with a great fireworks show, so don't miss out!