Frontier Field is a baseball stadium located at One Morrie Silver Way in downtown Rochester, New York. The park opened in 1996, replacing Silver Stadium in northern Rochester, which had been home to professional baseball in Rochester since 1929. Although the stadium was built for baseball, Frontier Field has had several tenants in numerous sports, including the Rochester Raging Rhinos of the United Soccer Leagues from 1996 to 2005, the Rochester Rattlers of Major League Lacrosse from 2001 to 2002, and the Rochester Red Wings of the International League since 1997. The ballpark seats 10,840 spectators for baseball.To visit Frontier Field on your trip to Rochester, use our Rochester trip itinerary planner.
Rochester-based telecommunications company Frontier has held the naming rights to the ballpark since its opening in 1996. Frontier Field hosted the Triple-A All-Star Game on July 12, 2000.
Ground was broken on Frontier Field in November 1994. The stadium, designed by Ellerbe Becket, opened on July 11, 1996. Although Frontier Field was always intended to be primarily a baseball facility, it was constructed to be able to accommodate the Rochester Rhinos soccer team as well.
After the Rhinos left Frontier Field for PAETEC Park in 2005, the Rochester Red Wings became the sole full-time tenant at Frontier Field. As a result, the Wings made upgrades to the park to make the stadium a better baseball facility. The first notable upgrade, the installation of a new 24ft by 32ft video scoreboard in left field, was completed in time for the 2010 season. Originally, a new grass turf was to be installed following the 2006 season to replace the grass that has been beat up over the years from extensive use in baseball, soccer, and lacrosse. No such replacement was made for 2007, but work commenced following that season and a new grass surface with an improved drainage system was installed prior to the 2008 season.
Frontier Field Reviews
Went to my first game ever with my family and we had a blast . Everything was great , I would recommend that everyone go at least once , even if you don't know much about the game . It will make you a... more »
Nice modern stadium,,, 500 Norton St is where it should have always been, I literally grew up there in the old stadium and pitched there at age 11 in 1962, more »
Awesome stadium. Very family-friendly with lots of security. Not one bad seat in the house. Best place to sit in the summer is Under The Roof on the first base line. It gets pretty hot down near the field for a Day game. The silver family does a great job entertaining families with many in between ining activities. Lots and lots of food selections for stadium the size. They serve Houston peanuts, the best peanuts in the world.
Had a wonderful team event here. We had box seating for the game. The service for the food was very prompt and the person attending us was very pleasant and attentive. The hamburger and hotdogs were good. Surprisingly the pizza was really good, as well. It's not the typical bland flavor you'd normally get at a stadium. Overall, it was a great experience and a great game.
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