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Baseball Website Honors Hodgetown

Amarillo’s downtown ballpark is getting some love from a prominent baseball website.

This week, BallparkDigest named Hodgetown the winner of its 2019 MiLB Best of the Ballparks Double-A competition. Hodgetown earned the honor, beating out the Peoples’ Natural Gas Field in Altoona, Pennsylvania on a close 53 percent to 47 percent margin.

“Together, we have created one of the most amazing environments for professional baseball in the country,” Sod Poodles general manager Tony Ensor said. Being named the best ballpark at the Double-A level is a testament to the hard work, support and many, many hours invested by this community, the City of Amarillo, Populous, Western Builders, and Hunt Construction.”

Along with the honor, the website noted that it feels the ballpark is a “model” for future ballparks.

Photo by John Moore/Provided by Amarillo Sod Poodles

Photo by John Moore/Provided by Amarillo Sod Poodles

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