Here in Detroit, planning a family outing to the ballpark is an expensive proposition. Four tickets run $100 to $140, parking $20 to $25, not to mention way overpriced hotdogs, snacks, pop and beer. Planning a night out at a Lansing Lugnuts game is much less painful. Infield box seats are $11 each and food and drink are affordable.Even considering the 90 mile drive from Detroit, the price can't be beat.
Midwest Guest and I had the opportunity to catch a game this month as the Lugnuts took on the Dayton (OH) Dragons. This is Class A Minor League Baseball at its finest. The players in this league are on their way to the majors, so you get to see some great baseball at bargain prices.
The city owned stadium seats 11,000, making for a cozy atmosphere. (see the stadium layout here). Sitting this close to the action would cost you $75 per ticket in most Major League stadiums.
This is baseball as it was meant to be played. These are the big-leaguers of the future, see them now before you have to catch them on the tube.
Whether you are a real fan of the game, or you are just looking for a cool family outing, Lugnuts Baseball is the way to go.
© 2013 Tim Marks, All Rights Reserved
Thanks to the Greater Lansing Michigan Convention and Visitors Bureau for sponsoring my visit to Lansing, providing lodging, meals and a tour of Lansing area attractions for my review during my recent visit there, with no further compensation. I was free to express my own opinions about the stay and experiences, and the opinions expressed here are mine.