Hit Hard, Run Fast, Turn Left! Our first issue in the sports venue series is focusing on a treasure of Brantford: the Arnold Anderson Stadium
. Home of the Brantford Red Sox
, the Arnold Anderson Stadium is located in Cockshutt Park
as one of four baseball diamonds. Seating 2,000, the sports ground has also been used in the filming of the Canadian crime show “Due South”.
Aptly named after the CKPC sports broadcaster who served the station for over 50 years, Anderson Stadium sees crowds attend regularly to support the team which has won the most titles in the history of the Intercounty Baseball League.
Founded in 1911, the Brantford Red Sox originally competed in the Canadian Baseball League under a different team name, until the league folded during the First World War. After runs in the Michigan-Ontario and Ontario leagues, the team settled into the current Intercounty League. By 1949, the Red Sox called one of the most modern amateur diamonds home for their time in the IBL. 15 Championships later, the Red Sox are over a month into their current season.
With many games left in the season, it seems the perfect time to support our Red Sox. Season tickets can be purchased for $100. Seniors pay $75. If it’s single game tickets you’re interested in, then tickets are $6 per game. Seniors pay $5 and kids under 12 get in free! I can’t see the Jays having a deal like that anytime soon! Single game tickets can be purchased at the Arnold Anderson Stadium gate at Brantford Red Sox home games.
Cockshutt Park has continued to be a community-oriented space that provides the necessary area for sports, outdoor activities and other important events such as the annual Brantford Kinsmen Ribfest
, taking place August 12-14 this year. The Arnold Anderson Stadium sits conveniently in the park, a beacon for baseball fans from all across the city.
The next Red Sox home game is Friday July 13th against Guelph. Will you be there to support the team?