TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, New Jersey was just named Best Independent Minor League Ballpark in the nation by Ballpark Digest. “We are very proud, excited and honored to be voted as the Best Ballpark in all of Independent Minor League Baseball by Ballpark Digest, the most respected industry leader in ballpark news and coverage in the world. These results reinforce what our fans, marketing partners, and our entire community knows- that TD Bank Ballpark is a very special place for families, businesses, organizations, and friends to enjoy quality time together. We may be locally family owned, but our brand is nationally known,” said Steve Kalafer, Chairman of the Somerset Patriots and a Founding Member of the Board of Directors of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.
Somerset County Freeholder Director Mark Caliguire added, “This award confirms what thousands of Somerset County residents already know – at a Somerset Patriots game at TD Bank Ballpark people will have a great time. The facility is first class, and the Somerset Patriots organization goes the extra mile to give their fans a classic American baseball experience.”
Epic was selected to build this new minor league baseball stadium with 6,500 seats and 20 luxury boxes featuring a major league specified playing field system. The project held an aggressive ten month construction schedule and was completed on time and on budget.
Project highlights include 3,000 sf in state of the art concessions – two on the concourse level and one at the luxury box level – 4,500 sf team offices, a 450 sf ticket office, 900 sf store, pressbox for media, radio, television, announcer/ scoreboard operator, and the largest scoreboard in minor league baseball at the time. The exterior architecture consists of brick façade, metal roofs with ornamental metal trusses and three monumental entrances to the ballpark.