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Odds & ends: Skylands Park, Veterans Ticket Foundation

Here are a few items I had saved to share, but hadn’t gotten around to yet.

Skylands Park sold again

Skylands Park, once home to the New York-Penn League New Jersey Cardinals and later the Can-Am League Sussex Skyhawks, but mostly vacant since 2010, has changed hands again.

The Star-Ledger reported last week that a group including the organizer of State Fair Meadowlands paid $850,000 for the ballpark, 28 acres of land and a liquor license. Sussex Community College’s baseball team is likely to be the only one to call the park home in 2014, but Frank Boulton’s proposed Diamond League remains a possibility for 2015, according to the article.

Trenton Thunder changing section numbering

Arm & Hammer Park seating diagram for 2014 (Trenton Thunder graphic)
Arm & Hammer Park seating diagram for 2014 (Trenton Thunder graphic)

I’m still getting used to calling it Arm & Hammer Park, and now the Trenton Thunder are going to make me get used to new section numbering, too.

The ballpark originally identified its field level section by a number from 1-22, and the sections above the walkway were identified by a letter from A-R. Next year, all the sections of the park will be numbered. Following the popular convention, field level seats will be in sections 101-122; upper level seats will be in sections 201-216 and the luxury suites will be numbered from 1-15.

Veterans Ticket Foundation

A friend made me aware of the Veteran’s Ticket Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that allows people to donate event tickets and gift certificates that would otherwise go unused so that military veterans and their families benefit. It’s a good cause for those of you looking for something to do with tickets to games you can’t or don’t want to go to.


Hufflepuff. Level 43 entertainment junkie and Mets fan. Always try to be nice, but never fail to be kind.