The results of a three-year survey of quality in minor league baseball stadiums across the United States and Canada recently ranked Volcanoes Stadium in the top 25 percent of all such venues according to StadiumJourney.com.

Volcanoes Stadium, home to the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes since 1997, ranked 36th among all 160 stadiums in minor league baseball. The ranking is the second-highest mark in the Northwest League behind Vancouver, whose former Triple-A ballpark came in ranked 12th overall. Based on classification, Volcanoes Stadium ranked fourth in the country, out of the 40, short-season A and rookie league stadiums.

Factors included in the ratings were: food and beverage in the ballpark, overall atmosphere, the neighborhood, the fans, access (includes parking, traffic, restrooms and concourses), return on investment and an “extras” category for any unique or bonus points.

Volcanoes Stadium received a top rating of five stars in the food/beverage and neighborhood category, along with four-star rankings in atmosphere, fans, and return on investment.

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