I'm a big baseball fan (and even bigger Cleveland Indians fan), so my hopes were high that the new Huntington Park -- home of the Tribe's AAA affiliate -- would be as smashing as I envisioned.

It didn't disappoint.

I'm a big baseball fan (and even bigger Cleveland Indians fan), so my hopes were high that the new Huntington Park-home of the Tribe's AAA affiliate-would be as smashing as I envisioned.

It didn't disappoint.

Whether you're going for a girl's night, on a date or with the kids, Downtown's new ballpark offers the opportunity for an enjoyable-and affordable-evening.

Here, five things you won't want to miss:

General admission tickets. They're only $6 for adults and $3 for seniors and children. The game's as much fun to watch strolling around the ballpark as it is from your seats, anyhow. The super-close $5 parking lot. If you're traveling south on Neil Ave. (Nationwide Arena is on your left and Huntington Park is on your right), turn right at the first street past the ballpark, then make a left. (You'll see the signs.) The grassy picnic/sitting area in center field. It'd make a great place for a date (or family time) if you bring a blanket. Fresh-squeezed, hand-shaken lemonade. Yes, like the kind at carnivals. It's less than $5 and available at a booth near left field. The $2 grilled cheese sandwich. Perfect for non-hot-dog lovers, every order is grilled on the spot at the Bob Evans family concession area in left field, near the main entrance. A surprisingly tasty treat.

For more info, visit www.huntingtonparkcolumbus.com.



Kristy Eckert is editor of Capital Sytle.