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Huntington Park’s charms are already apparent

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The Dispatch wrote Bob Hunter commentary: Ballpark’s charms are already apparent

Sunday, August 10, 2008

BY BOB HUNTER

Ken Schnacke wasn’t more than 10 feet past the chain-link fence that guards the construction site at Huntington Park when he turned to the visitor and grinned. “This is so cool,” he said.

That is definitely one word to describe the new ballpark that is rising from a dusty, Downtown weed patch at Nationwide Blvd. and Neil Ave., a place that used to look like a good place to forage for old scrap metal or to dump worn out tires. When we reached the home run terrace in right field a few minutes later, the Columbus Clippers general manager uttered a phrase to himself that seemed almost reflexive. “This is fabulous.”

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  • gmcsoccer

    it sounds fantastic. i can’t wait to enjoy a game there. anyone know how many seats there are at “the Coop”? it said 8,800 in “the Hunt”, but i don’t know how that compares.

    the quotes are because i think those names are sort of ridiculous. why do we always have to A-Rod/J-Lo everything?

  • Motorist

    gmcsoccer wrote it sounds fantastic. i can’t wait to enjoy a game there. anyone know how many seats there are at “the Coop”? it said 8,800 in “the Hunt”, but i don’t know how that compares.

    the quotes are because i think those names are sort of ridiculous. why do we always have to A-Rod/J-Lo everything?

    Why not combine them and make it The Cu…nevermind. :oops:

  • chaptal

    gmcsoccer wrote it sounds fantastic. i can’t wait to enjoy a game there. anyone know how many seats there are at “the Coop”? it said 8,800 in “the Hunt”, but i don’t know how that compares.

    the quotes are because i think those names are sort of ridiculous. why do we always have to A-Rod/J-Lo everything?

    Cooper Stadium seats around 15,000.

    You can really pack the left field bleachers.

  • Walker

    gmcsoccer wrote why do we always have to A-Rod/J-Lo everything?

    I’ve never heard of “The Hunt” before until you just said it. Sounds like you’re trying to start it up yourself. ;)

  • heresthecasey

    the article wrote If there’s one thing that’s obvious from the steel and concrete already in place, it’s that there are going to be lots of places in the Hunt for people to hang out.

  • XLD

    Oooh – Walker just got Walkered.

  • MarkedByTemerity

    I was on my bike the other day when I last saw this, and I totally stopped just to check it out. It’s looking great so far! Can’t wait til it’s complete! :-)

  • gmcsoccer

    heresthecasey wrote
    the article wrote If there’s one thing that’s obvious from the steel and concrete already in place, it’s that there are going to be lots of places in the Hunt for people to hang out.

    thanks

  • Walker

    XLD wrote Oooh – Walker just got Walkered.

    Walker Rolled?

    Doh. Yeah. I even went back to the article and re-skimmed through it for “The Hunt” but didn’t spot that either time. Maybe I need my eyes checked.

    Anyway, I think Bob Hunter just wants people to think the place was named after him. ;)

  • heresthecasey

    Walker wrote Anyway, I think Bob Hunter just wants people to think the place was named after him. ;)

    +1

    I think he’s getting a little envious of the big boss John F. Wolfe and his new palm house

  • laChewla

    Intentionally road by here last night and was very happy to see how much it has grown in just a week.

    yay baseball!

  • cmhcow

    here’s a short video of construction from 8/13/08

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