DODD STA­DIUM’S AMENI­TIES TREAT FANS LIKE FRIENDS

The Day - Sound & Country - - FRONT PAGE - By MIKE DIMAURO

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Per­haps you’ve at­tended a pro­fes­sional sport­ing event, scanned the field or arena and wrin­kled your nose at all those rich peo­ple in the sky­boxes.

Eat­ing fancy food, sip­ping the eu­phoric nec­tar… snooty… over­priv­i­leged…

And now the rest of us have a chance to join them.

All it takes is a trip to Dodd Sta­dium to watch the Con­necti­cut Tigers, the Class A mi­nor league base­ball af­fil­i­ate of the Detroit Tigers.

The Tigers open the sky­box be­hind home plate to all fans for ev­ery game. The “Yard Bar & Grill” of­fers all the ben­e­fits of a typ­i­cal sky­box – great views, bet­ter food and bev­er­ages – with­out it cost­ing the equiv­a­lent of the gross na­tional prod­uct of Venezuela.

That’s right. For a $20 ticket, the Tigers of­fer the high life. There are in­door and out­door seat­ing op­tions, a full bar and al­ter­na­tive food op­tions, just in case there’s no ap­petite for a hot dog and a beer.

It’s one of the many ameni­ties at the lo­cal ball­park, sud­denly 17 years old. It was April of 1995 when the place opened to the Class AA af­fil­i­ate of the Yan­kees.

It’s been the scene of so much fun on so many nights. There has been

TEAMS LINE THE BASE­LINES FOR THE NA­TIONAL AN­THEM AT DODD STA­DIUM IN NOR­WICH.

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