3 of the Best Reasons to Experience a Mat-Su Miners Baseball Game
If you’re planning a trip to Alaska this summer, be sure to add a Mat-Su Miners game to your vacation itinerary! This collegiate baseball team is part of the prestigious Alaska Baseball League (ABL) and is based in Palmer, about 40 miles northeast of Anchorage. Whether you’re an avid baseball fan or are just looking to get out and enjoy the fresh air, Mat-Su Miners baseball is fun for all ages. Here are some things we love about the team.
Why You Need to Attend a Mat-Su Miners Baseball Game
1. Rich History
In 1976, the Valley Green Giants baseball team was born in Palmer, Alaska. The name was changed to the Mat-Su Miners in 1980 and was chosen by the people of Palmer to recognize the importance of mining in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley.
Today, the Miners are one of five teams that make up the Alaska Baseball League, one of the top summer collegiate leagues in the country. The league includes the Peninsula Oilers, the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks, and two teams from Anchorage: the Bucs and the Glacier Pilots. Many of today’s baseball stars have played in the ABL, and close to 400 former Miners have played professional baseball – including 72 who have gone on to the Major Leagues!
2. State of the Art Ballpark
Hermon Brothers Field is one of the most picturesque amateur baseball fields in America. It was built in 1976 and is located within the Alaska State Fairgrounds in Palmer. With the magnificent Pioneer Peak Mountain as it’s backdrop, players and fans have a breathtaking view that cannot be duplicated anywhere else. The stadium also features a merchandise shack, box seats, a concession stand, and restrooms.
3. Family-Friendly Atmosphere
Attending a Miners game is a fun and inexpensive way to enjoy a summer night in Alaska. After all, what’s better than eating hot dogs and peanuts at a ball game? Tickets are just $4 for adults and $2 for children, and games take place from June to the beginning of August. Click here to view the summer schedule.
Book Your Stay at Alaska Garden Gate B&B and Cottages
Now that you know all about the Mat-Su Miners, it’s time to plan your vacation to Palmer! Our bed and breakfast is just a 15-minute drive from Hermon Brothers Field and is a great place to unwind after the game. You can reserve an economical inn room, or be one of the first to stay in our brand new two-bedroom cottages. We offer a wide range of accommodations for every group size and budget! Check our availability online or call us at (907) 746-2333 to book your stay. We look forward to having you!