Baseball is back in Old Orchard Beach!

April 12, 2010

The Ballpark in Old Orchard beach has been around for over 25 years.  The Ballpark has gone through many phases, from being home to the Maine Guides minor league baseball team to a venue for concerts featuring Aerosmith, Celine Dion, Bob Dylan and more until it eventually ended back up in the hands of the town of Old Orchard and has sat idle since 1997.

The Ballpark was known for its baseball history was home to the Maine Phillies (1984-1988)who were an American minor league baseball franchise.  Prior to being the Maine Phillies, the Triple-A International League (IL) club was known as the Maine Guides, named for a classification of registered hunting and wilderness guides in the state called Maine Guides.

After years of neglect and a serious fire, Old Orchard Beach Ballpark — the former home of the Maine Guides (Class AAA; International League) — has been restored by volunteers and will host baseball again in the spring.  Come join us in Old Orchard Beach for the college baseball tournament “Where Baseball meets the Beach!”

The USCAA Baseball tournament is being hosted by Central Maine Community College and Southern Maine Community College.  It all kicks off on Monday May 9th and events continue through Saturday may 15th.  Events include the Mother’s Day “Parade of Teams” and Homerun Derby and of course a double elimination tournament.

So calling all baseball fans, head to Old Orchard Beach to witness a new beginning for the Old Orchard Beach Ballpark and college baseball at its finest.  Rooms are available at Waves Oceanfront Resort and Sea View Inn, only a mile and a half from the ballpark and right on the beach.