Thursday, April 4, 2013

You live where?: Opening Day

Right here in the heart of NW Arkansas there is a $50 million dollar diamond.

Baseball diamond, that is.

The Arkansas Naturals, the Kansas City Royals' AA affiliate, play right here in our backyard at Arvest Ballpark. You can't beat minor league ball: $10 tickets, $3 parking, and $1 cokes on opening night. The young men play with energy and enthusiasm, the mascots happily take picture after picture, and the mid-inning entertainment is non-stop.

Caroline and John with Slider, the new Naturals Mascot

Fleece jackets, fleece mittens, and fleece headgear don't normally signal opening day, but it's been a cold spring so far. At least it wasn't raining.

We only made it through a few innings - it is a school night, after all - but the Naturals are just another great thing about living in NW Arkansas.


  1. wow! our ticket prices are a bit higher.....for seats, parking and sodas! (parking is $10) must be because we get the AAA boys??? but you are right.....what a wonderful way to pass an evening!

    1. You know what's funny, I'm not sure what the actual ticket prices are... there's a local Living Social type company called NWA Deal Piggy and I always buy the half price tickets when they have them! They did the opening day ticket deal right before Christmas, so it was a perfect gift for the hubs. I think they do different $1 concessions for different days of the week... last night was $1 cokes, $1 peanuts, and $1 mozzarella sticks. Yum!!