Bowling Green Ballpark, Bowling Green

Bowling Green Ballpark is a 4,559-seat stadium in Downtown Bowling Green, Kentucky. It is primarily used for baseball and is home to the Bowling Green Hot Rods of the Midwest League of minor league baseball. This state-of-the-art stadium opened with Citizens First Opening Night on April 17, 2009 to a standing room only crowd of 6,886. The Bowling Green Hot Rods defeated the Kannapolis Intimidators 8-4 in this much anticipated opening game that brought professional baseball to Bowling Green for the first time in 67 years. Many ceremonial "first" pitches were thrown, and the starting lineup of the Hot Rods were driven onto the field by locally owned vintage Hot Rods. The offices for the Bowling Green Hot Rods and several other touches were finally completed after the 2009 season. Bowling Green Ballpark is now fully completed.
The ballpark is also used occasionally by the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers baseball team to host high profiles games, such as the 2017 game against the Kentucky Wildcats baseball.
Bowling Green Ballpark was designed by architectural firm DLR Group. The outfield wall in Bowling Green Ballpark is unique in that it is concave in right-center because of the shape of a pre-existing road behind the field. The large video board in right-center includes a 16-foot by 32-foot video screen, one of the largest in the minor leagues. The screen is capable of displaying high-definition video. Embedded in the left field wall is a 6-foot by 68-foot LED display board, behind which is a picnic area named Home Run Grill. There are two grass lawn seating areas- one in left-center and one at the right field line. The kids play area boasts inflatables customized with the Hot Rods' logo. The Club on 8th is a bar located on suite level directly behind home plate. Also on the suite level are 10 suites, the champions suite, and a party deck.
Take a look at our Bowling Green day trip app to schedule your visit to Bowling Green Ballpark and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Source
Create an itinerary including Bowling Green Ballpark
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Bowling Green Ballpark Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
74 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • The Bowling Green Hot Rods are a good minor league team. The stadium doesn't have a bad seat. Great concessions. For best prices go on a special night. Dogs allowed on Tuesdays and dollar hot dog nigh...  more »
  • A fun, American pastime! We only paid $12 per seat, which seems like a bargain these days. Watch out for the food prices, though. We spent more on food than admission. The ballpark is clean and well m...  more »
Google
  • Great to see the Hotrods play again. Looking forward to seeing them this season. The concession food was good.
  • The 4th of july fireworks show was pretty good here. We enjoyed that as well the convenient restaurants close by.

Plan your trip to Bowling Green

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Bowling Green

View all >
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 1​h

Side trips from Bowling Green

4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Bowling Green

4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Parks in Bowling Green

4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.3
Duration: 2​h

Nearby attractions in Bowling Green

4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Kid-friendly things to do in Bowling Green

4.4
Duration: 4​h
2.8
Duration: 4​h
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min