Hadlock Field, home to the Portland Sea Dogs, the Red Sox’ Double-A affiliate, boasts a giant green wall in left field as well as some impressive characteristics of its own. A replica of the Green Monster, called the Maine Monster by Sea Dogs fans, bears down on the left fielder just as its inspiration does in Boston — complete with a Citgo sign and massive Coke bottle.
But that’s not where the creativity stops in this 7,368-seat stadium.
Hadlock Field offers an elevated bullpen, allowing fans a perfect view of their favorite relievers warming up during a game — as well as “the best view in the stadium,” according to one Portland pitcher. Also, a Sea Dogs tradition is Hadlock’s famous lighthouse, which comes out of the ground after every Sea Dog homer, shades of the Big Apple in the Mets’ former and current stadium.
Want to see it for yourself? We took a tour with southpaw Tommy Hottovy, who showed us the ins and outs of his home away from home.
NESN will also be broadcasting live from Portland, Maine, on Monday as the Sea Dogs take on the New Britain Rock Cats at 1 p.m.
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