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Take me out to the ol’ ballgame!

Summertime and baseball go hand-in-hand. And the Cedar Rapids Kernels know how to make it fun for the whole family. With tickets just $6 to $9, it’s also inexpensively to take in a game.

While the game is enough entertainment for most adults, those of the younger set get a little restless staying put for nine innings. A play area featuring a jumping pit, a batting cage, an inflatable version of skee-ball, and more,. is located on the concourse down the third-base line. For just $1, kids can use up extra energy jumping, playing and doing all the squirmy things kids do.

And of course, you won’t want to miss the ballpark food. Dale and Thomas Popcorn Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium, home of the Kernels, features some pretty good baseball grub. Belly-Buster Mondays offer a great opportunity to sample all the traditional eats. For just $7 (and the price of admission), you’ll be able to enjoy all of the hamburgers, hot dogs, peanuts and chips you care to eat.

The team also hosts several special events throughout the season, including fireworks nights throughout the summer. Take yourself out to the ol’ ballgame … and have a great time!

posted by: danaengelbert


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Take your family out to the ballgame!

The Cedar Rapids’ Kernels season is in full swing!

I remember going to see the Cedar Rapids’ Reds when I was a kid with my Grandpa.  I didn’t know it wasn’t the majors and every at bat and pop up seemed important.  When I was a bit older we started going to Wrigley to see the Chicago Cubs, and although nothing holds a candle to Wrigley, I still liked visiting my hometown ballpark a little more.  I wasn’t old enough to think the minors were minor in any way, and I just thought about the basic benefits: our seats were closer, there were more choices for food, and I didn’t have to walk two miles after the game to our car.

Now I’m grown up and taking my family to games.  The club isn’t the Reds anymore, it’s the Kernels, and they’ve built a beautiful new stadium.  My son is young, and doesn’t understand the intricacies of baseball, but he does love the Kernels’ mascot Mr. Shucks. In fact, I’d have to say he became a bit obsessed with Mr. Shucks at our last outing… Where is Shucks? What’s Shucks doing? Will Shucks come visit me?  And then if Mr. Shucks did come he quickly buried his head in my side.

But I digress. 
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