Huntington Park

Huntington Park is a baseball stadium in Columbus, Ohio, United States. It primarily serves as the home of the Columbus Clippers of the International League, the Triple-A minor league affiliate of the Cleveland Guardians since 2009.

Groundbreaking for the ballpark occurred on August 2, 2007, with construction completed in April 2009. Designed by 360 Architecture and developed by Nationwide Realty Investors, the 10,100-seat stadium is part of a $70 million project. The stadium is at the corner of Neil Avenue and Nationwide Boulevard in the Arena District of Columbus, OH and replaced the Clippers’ former home, Cooper Stadium.

In February 2006, the naming rights for the park were purchased by Huntington Bancshares Inc. for $12 million over 23 years. On April 18, 2009, the park opened to the public, with the Columbus Clippers playing the Toledo Mud Hens in the stadium’s first game.

On August 12, 2009, Huntington Park was named the Ballpark of the Year by, beating out all other new or significantly renovated baseball stadiums in the country, including Major League parks such as the new Yankee Stadium and Citi Field. The award is given to the new stadium with the “best combination of superior design, attractive site selection, and fan amenities.”


The selection of the construction firms to build the ballpark was a contentious issue. On November 5, 2007, Lithko Contracting of Hamilton filed suit against Franklin County. At issue was that the contract for pouring concrete was awarded to Baker Construction despite Lithko’s bid coming in $17,500 lower. It was alleged that the Franklin County Commissioners had favored Baker over Lithko because Baker employed union labor, and Lithko did not. Because the Commissioners wanted to avoid delays due to a lawsuit, they awarded the contract to Lithko on November 9, 2007. Bed Bug Exterminator Columbus

The county was sued two more times by firms after being denied the contracts despite being low bidders. In those cases, the county rejected the low bid due to allegations of “prevailing wage” violations by the low bidders. State Representative Larry Wolpert (R-23) had asked the state controlling board not to release $7 million in funds until the low bidders were selected.


The ballpark includes 32 suites, 42 loge boxes, and 650 club seats. The Left Field Building consists of a 110-foot bar with six open patios overlooking the field on the second story. The third story is The AEP Power Pavilion, an open-air rooftop with bleachers reminiscent of Wrigley Field. The Picnic Terrace in left field will offer fans a place to relax and take in a ballgame 325 feet down the line. The Pedialyte Porch in the right field overlooks a 22-foot wall only 318 feet down the line.

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