On May 11, 2005, Lancaster’s Ballpark, Clipper Magazine Stadium, opened its doors for the very first time. With the Barnstormers hosting the Atlantic City Turf, our ballpark provided an outlet for Lancastrians to enjoy America’s favorite pastime.
The Barnstormers inherit a strong baseball tradition in the Red Rose City, dating back to the late 1800’s. That history includes teams like the Maroons, the All-African American Giants (1897) and, of course, a few incarnations of the Red Roses, who lasted through 1961.
Talks of a new baseball team began in 1987, nonetheless, it took 16 long years to bring baseball back to Lancaster. In 2003, the announcement of a new baseball team was finally made, in hopes to develop downtown Lancaster further.
The groundbreaking ceremony occurred April 28th, 2004 and the stadium was finished right in time for opening day on May 11, 2005.
Clipper Magazine Stadium has quite a few features that make it rather unique. Areas like the May-Grant Little Slugger Dugout, Broken Bat Bar & Grille, and Subaru Outdoor Experience provide convenience as well as improving the experience of watching ‘Stormers games overall. Our goal is to utilize these properties in our stadium to give off the feel and comfort of a second home for all Lancastrians.
May-Grant Little Slugger Dugout
The May-Grant Little Slugger Dugout located inside our building was designed for feeding your babies in comfort and convenience.
Broken Bat Bar & Grille
The Broken Bat bar & Grille and the Subaru Outdoor Experience go hand in hand. Our Broken Bat accommodates Barnstormers fans with delicious food and beverages to snack and sip on while watching the ballgame.
Subaru Outdoor Experience
The Subaru Outdoor Experience includes games like Life Size Jenga, Shuffleboard, Ping Pong, Giant Checkers, and Bocce Ball – along with an art wall of kayak, bike, and recycling arts parts and information, a dog kissing booth, a barber shop corner, and opportunities to engage with the local businesses, which makes this unique space rather unique.
Clipper Magazine Stadium is a great time for kids of all ages and not just the baseball fan!
The Kids’ Play Area is located down the 3rd base line and next to the lawn area. Your kids can burn off a little energy in a brand new Swing Kingdom Playset. Filled with awesome equipment for kids ages 2-14, the Kids’ Play Area also includes a carousel and inflatables.
Bobby-Rahal Lexus Suites
The Bobby Rahal Lexus Suite Level at Clipper Magazine Stadium is perfect for a business function or personal celebration. Our suites are great for entertaining clients, rewarding employees, networking, or celebrating birthdays and anniversaries.
Suites at Clipper Magazine Stadium are spacious, climate-controlled and include indoor/outdoor seating with a spectacular view of the game.
Affordable per person rates. Several different room options are available with various seating capacity ranging from 25 to 200 guests, amenities and features.
Each suite allows you to choose from a host of different dining options. Whether you prefer standard baseball fare like hot dogs or your tastes are more refined, our menus are catered to you and your guests.
Looking to host a company picnic? The Haller Pavilion is the spot for you!
The Haller Pavilion features a 2-hour all-you-can-eat buffet from Hess’s BBQ! The buffet runs for two hours and starts 30 minutes prior to game time.
Picnic pricing ranges from $22 to $32 per person (plus tax) based on day of the week. Contact us now to receive information on menu options.