Fargo-Moorhead’s independent professional baseball team – the RedHawks – add yet another ‘thing to do’ to summer nights in Fargo.
Locals adore the team and flock to Newman Outdoor Field for every home match, kitted out in RedHawks gear and mentally preparing for delicious ballpark hot dogs (more on that later).
Here’s our pitch (pun intended) to convince you why ‘America’s favorite pastime’ should become one of yours while you’re in Fargo… even if you aren’t a baseball fan:
1. Dinner and a show
Few things are better than a warm summer night with a ballpark hot dog and cold beer in hand. As you watch the game, you can dine on anything from tacos to pizza to Hi Ho burgers to BBQ meats. If you prefer a sit-down meal, the High Point Bar & Grill serves full meals with a higher view of the game.
And then there’s dessert: mini-donuts, ice cream, cotton candy, Sno Kones, Dip ‘n’ Dots, and chocolate chip cookies.
Plus, local vendors set up stands selling local craft beers and other goodies. Our mouths are watering just thinking about it.
Several games throughout the summer end with a firework display as the sun sets over the field. The colorful sky adds to the magic of an evening at the game.
3. Family fun
A playground (covered by netting, to stop any foul balls) sits right beside the field, so young kids can burn off some energy during intermissions or as you watch the game.
The RedHawks mascot, Hawkeye, also strolls through the crowd, ready to pose for pictures with fans.
A night out doesn’t have to break the bank. A general admission ticket costs only $7 at the door for an adult ($5 in advance), or $6 for ages 3-17 ($4 in advance). Kids under 2 get in free.
Unlike many professional sports games, the food is priced reasonably as well, and there’s no extra cost for nights with themes or extra entertainment (see our next point for more on that!).
5. Promotions & entertainment
The RedHawks love a good theme night and giveaway. This summer you can expect
- “Big Lebowski” movie trivia
- “Star Wars”
- Ugly Sweater Beanie
- “Grease” nights
- and more!
Giveaways like t-shirts, umbrellas, baseballs, hats, Pop Sockets, and Father’s Day grill sets are also in the line-up, alongside live entertainment like chain saw jugglers, extreme POGO stick performers, and post-game concerts.
You can find full details for each game on the F-M RedHawks site.
6. The game
While this is number 6 on the list, the game itself is high-energy in Fargo because the fans get so involved. The Midwest loves baseball, so even if you’re unfamiliar with the rules, you can simply enjoy the electric energy of the ballpark.
If you want, ask a local for an explanation of the rules – North Dakotans and Minnesotans are notoriously nice and would love to talk you through the game.
A RedHawks game is your one-way ticket to experiencing Fargo like a local. We hope to see you there this summer!