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Spinner’s Home Is Top Ballpark According to Fans
July 31, 2017 - The Lowell Spinners, short season affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, earned a prestigious honor over the weekend. Edward A. LeLacheur Park, home of the Spinners since 1998, has been named 2017’s Best Short Season Ballpark in the country by Ballpark Digest, the most-read news publication in Minor League Baseball. The winner was determined by fan vote with the Spinners besting Avista Stadium, home of the Spokane Indians, in the final round.
"This is a special award, not merely for our team but also for the City of Lowell which has so many exciting and award-winning things going on right now,” said Spinners owner Dave Heller. “We are proud to be an integral part of Lowell's revival.”
The Spinners have already announced plans for major upgrades to LeLacheur Park during the offseason. They’ll add a brand new two-tiered party deck area in right field, replace the current field, drainage and irrigation system, and install energy efficient LED field lights.
“LeLacheur Park is one of Lowell’s gems and it’s rewarding to see it recognized by Ballpark Digest,” said City Manager Kevin Murphy. “It’s a wonderful place for families to spend a summer night watching the Spinners play as the sun sets over the Merrimack River. Readers of Ballpark Digest now know what we’ve always known—there’s a lot to like about LeLacheur Park!”