Baseball may not be in season right now, but Arvest Ballpark is far from hibernating during the offseason. As the home of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, the ballpark remains open during the fall and winter months. It’s not just a place for baseball enthusiasts; it’s also a welcoming place for the community. With multifaceted indoor amenities, Arvest Ballpark offers affordable resources for local groups, organizations and businesses in need of space for their event.
“It’s important for us to keep that community tie-in throughout the year,” said Justin Cole, Vice President and General Manager for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. “We want to give those in and around Springdale a place where they feel welcome and can have something to do during the colder months.”
Community Room Rentals
The Naturals’ community room is a versatile space ideal for corporate retreats, leadership groups and others in the community looking for a place to host their event. The space accommodates up to 60 people and is available throughout the off-season.
“Our community room is fully equipped with audio and video equipment and it can be set up to meet a range of different needs,” Justin said. “Groups are welcome to rent it out for lunch, which can be served by our third-party caterers, or the space can be booked for a full day.”
After their event, guests are welcome to take a tour of the Naturals facilities, including player’s rooms. Tours of the field are also available permitting good weather conditions.
Indoor Batting Cage Rentals
The Naturals also offers groups access to its indoor batting cages. The batting cages are perfect for birthday parties, little league teams and team-bonding activities.
“While the batting cages are great for all age groups, they’ve definitely been more popular with younger crowds,” said Justin. “But that might just be because some of our older groups aren’t aware that’s an option available to them.”
Spreading Holiday Cheer
Though guests don’t always rent out spaces at Arvest Ballpark for the holidays, the Naturals still like to get involved in holiday activities locally in Springdale. This year, the team attended Springdale’s Christmas Parade of the Ozarks. They decorated the Arvest Ballpark Train and had Strike the Sasquatch, their mascot, join in on the festivities.
“We really enjoy getting to take part in events like these,” said Justin. “It’s another way for us to get fans excited about what’s to come next season.”
Gearing Up for Spring 2024
Another season of Naturals baseball is just around the corner, and game-goers can get ready during the holiday season by purchasing holiday packs while they last. The holiday gift cards included in pack options can be used at the Naturals Team Store, Arvest Ballpark Concessions and the Naturals Ticket Office. They’re only available to purchase online through December 20th, so make sure you visit the Naturals website before it’s too late.