Posted in Baseball 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 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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A quick trip to Camden

Campbell's Field (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
Campbell’s Field (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

Saturday, I saw Guardians of the Galaxy with a friend and then we traveled on to Camden to watch the Somerset Patriots play the Camden Riversharks. If you didn’t catch the film this weekend, you’re missing out on one of the best movies of the summer.

I also recommend going to a baseball game in Camden if you have the opportunity. While the city does not have the best reputation, Campbell’s Field is in a safe area near tourist attractions like Adventure Aquarium (formerly the New Jersey State Aquarium) and the Battleship New Jersey Museum as well as the Rutgers-Camden campus.

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About last night…

I made my first-ever visit to Campbell’s Field in Camden last night to watch the Atlantic League playoff game between the Long Island Ducks and the Camden Riversharks with one of my friends. 

Campbell’s Field is a beautiful park, and they had a nice crowd for a game on a chilly September evening. The Riversharks got a nice round of applause during their pre-game introduction, but the first inning took a lot of the thunder out of the crowd.

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