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NJ.com asks "what's next" for Camden's Campbell's Field

The Benjamin Franklin Bridge, visible beyond Campbell's Field (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
Campbell’s Field in September 2014 (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

It’s a slow week for baseball news, leading NJ.com to publish an article asking “what’s next” for the former home of the Camden Riversharks, Campbell’s Field.

The short answer: not much, unless you are a fan of Rutgers-Camden baseball.

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Farewell Riversharks

Lost in the excitement of the Mets’ NLCS victory on Wednesday was the news that the Atlantic League’s Camden Riversharks would cease operations after 15 seasons.

Campbell's Field (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
Twilight at Campbell’s Field in 2014 (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

The Riversharks were not one of the independent league’s better draws – they averaged 3,186 per game in 2015, seventh among eight teams. Actual attendance at the one game I made it to this summer was maybe a third of that.

Rumors surrounded both the Camden team and the Bridgeport Bluefish (eighth at 2,916 per game) ever since the league announced plans to field a franchise in New Britain, Conn. in 2016.

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Photos from Campbell's Field (Camden, NJ)

On Wednesday, I made what is likely to be my only trip of the season to Campbell’s Field in Camden, NJ, home of the Atlantic League’s Camden Riversharks. While the Riversharks are completely inept (31-54 this season), the ballpark is beautiful (or it could be, with a bit more TLC.)

The main entrance to Campbell's Field Mosaic art displayed at one of the concession stands at Campbell's Field  (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
The main entrance to Campbell’s Field Mosaic art displayed at one of the concession stands at Campbell’s Field (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
The starting lineup for the July 22 game between the Somerset Patriots and Camden Riversharks Mosaic art displayed at one of the concession stands at Campbell's Field  (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
The starting lineup for the July 22 game between the Somerset Patriots and Camden Riversharks Mosaic art displayed at one of the concession stands at Campbell’s Field (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
Mosaic art displayed at one of the concession stands at Campbell's Field  (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
Mosaic art displayed at one of the concession stands at Campbell’s Field (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
The Philadelphia skyline (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
The Philadelphia skyline (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
The Benjamin Franklin Bridge (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
The Benjamin Franklin Bridge (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
The Benjamin Franklin Bridge and the Philadelphia skyline (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
The Benjamin Franklin Bridge and the Philadelphia skyline (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
Is that a velociraptor on the carousel at Campbell's Field? velociraptor
Is that a velociraptor on the carousel at Campbell’s Field? velociraptor
Mosaic art displayed at one of the concession stands at Campbell's Field  (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
Mosaic art displayed at one of the concession stands at Campbell’s Field (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
Campbell's Field  (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
Campbell’s Field (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
Second inning crowd shot at Campbell's Field  (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
Second inning crowd shot at Campbell’s Field (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
Second inning crowd shot at Campbell's Field (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
Second inning crowd shot at Campbell’s Field (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
Twilight view at Campbell's Field  (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
Twilight view at Campbell’s Field (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
Night view of Campbell's field  (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
Night view of Campbell’s field (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
The Camden Riversharks are celebrating their 15th season in 2015... I picked up this souvenir patch for my friend Greg. (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
The Camden Riversharks are celebrating their 15th season in 2015… I picked up this souvenir patch for my friend Greg. (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)