By: C.G. Morelli
If you’re a minor league baseball enthusiast, Reading Municipal Stadium is a must-see…kind of a
Mecca in the middle of the cornfields. Now called First Energy Stadium, there have been a few modifications to the original structure but with the same charm. You still couldn’t find a bad seat in the place if you tried (I dare you to look), and you still might find yourself out in the parking lot with a throng of Phillies fans waiting for a 37-car train from the original Reading Railroad to pass before you can cross the street and enter the park (I’m serious about this). Pennsylvania
Once inside, park the kids in the swimming pool that literally borders the back of the right field fence (and has become somewhat of a magnet for waterlogged home run balls) and grab yourself a cold bottle of Yuengling. It’s brewed just a few miles down the road in nearby
. Just one word of advice: have the number of a cab service handy because the beer garden area along the left field line may quickly become one of your favorite spots on Earth. Pottsville
In 2006, this park was actually named one of the best places in the country to watch a minor league game by the Minor League News. One thing’s for sure, Old Reading Municipal (First Energy Stadium), offers a charm that you can’t find at just any ballpark these days. If you see a game there, you’ll know what I mean.