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Seating Chart

Seating map

Want tickets to an Explorers game?

Go to the official Explorers site for purchase information.

This site does not sell tickets. It is only a guide for selecting them.

Prices (2007)
$9.95 Box Reserved
Grandstand rows below concourse
$7.95 Grandstand Reserved
Grandstand rows above concourse
$5.95 General Admission
First & Third Base Bleachers, BBQ area

Which seats are for you?

Photo of grandstand seating sections
Box Reserved (red), Reserved (blue), and first base bleachers (in distance)
Recommended seating for visitors
  • Sections G-J
  • First Base GA
    BBQ Deck

If you can get box seats, buy them. Even if you can't get then the reserved seat are pretty good as long as they aren't too high up. For most games this should not be a problem. If you end up with GA tickets, go to the bleachers on the first base side. For those who want more food and fun with less emphasis on the game, the BBQ Deck is probably the best choice (third base line at the outfield fence).

Lewis & Clark Park is also home to the first skyboxes in independent baseball. Though there are only four of them, these are original built when the ballpark was built for the Explores. You can save some steps by taking the elevator (ground level, near west gate) to the "3rd Level."

Box Reserved

Photo of grandstand seating sections
Box seat tickets can be confusing.

Grandstand rows below concourse level

Another "original" item for ballparks in indy ball are the real box seats at Lewis and Clark. All the "red" seats are box reserved. These are the first eight rows (six behind the dugouts) close to the field. Tickets numbers are based upon the box so you want to read your ticket closely or ask a helpful usher direct you to you seat.

Photo of box seats
Check tiikets closely for box number, then your seat number.

Excellent Space & Service Too!

Each box is made up of eight seats with 1-4 being the closest to the field. Thanks to the box railing these seats are rather spacious with ample leg room. For a while there were "flags" you could raise to have an usher come and take your food & beverage order. The flags may be gone, but you are still entitled to "in your seat" service.

Reserved & Group Reserved

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View of red and blue seats (first base side)

Grandstand rows above concourse level

Making up the rest of the grandstand are the "blue" reserved seats. Though they've always been blue, they have changed since Lewis & Clark opened in '93. The original flip-up seats did not have arm rests. These were replaced with more standard seats and reduced capacity by 200. The result is more comfortable for all.

Groups are placed in the "reserved" section along the first base side. Buying day of game tickets may put you up in this area. The good news is it's the visitor's side so you can be closer your team.

Bleacher GA / Patio

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Third Base bleachers (home bullpen in upper right, patio behind)

Bleachers

There are a few aluminum bleachers on both sides of the ballpark. More are on the third base (home) side of the field. The places them close to the home bullpen. Visitors should go to the first base side. Unlike the home side of the field, these bleachers are not convenient to the visitor's bullpen but have a small children's play area behind them. Another benefit of being in the first base bleachers is that there are "one section" closer to home plate since the grandstand is longer on the home field side than the visitor's.

When the ballpark originally opened the bleachers were built directly on the ground. The result was muddy feet during/after rains. There was also some problem with strong prarie winds blowing them over. Both were addressed by placing them all on concrete and securing them to it.

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BBQ Deck (Note the foul pole at right edge of the sign)

BBQ Deck

One option for those making a night of it is to arrive early and choose one of the many picnic tables on the patio. These are on the third base side and an easy walk from the beer garden and Famous Dave's BBQ Shack. The views are quite intimate to the foul line, home team bullpen, and have with many chances to see players (and foul balls) close up.

You camp out at one of these tables for the entire game. These are particularly good for larger groups since there are many sets of adjacent tables.

Day of Game Purchase

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Ticket windows at the ballpark

During their first years in the Northern League the X's faired quite well with good sized crowds making GA seats about the best you could hope for. At the time they joined the American Association the team struggled on the field and the front office. The result for fans is that exellent day of game tickets are usually available. As mentioned above, it is worth asking for box seats.

Sell outs are possible but should be of little concern. Though there are no berms the patio deck and ample grass on each side of the field provide a great deal of overflow and SRO options. For extra special events the X's have brought in temporary extra bleachers allowing them to handle an amazing record crowd of 9,187 (Aug. 30 1996, vs. Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks).

Entrance / Box Office Locations

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Ticket Offices are behind the pillars
(Opening Day 2006)

Ticket (and team) offices face the parking lot directly behind home plate. The ticket booths are partially enclosed under the large "Lewis & Clark Park" sign. Ticktet sales are to the left. Will Call is the rightmost window.

There are two entrances to Lewis & Clark park, one for each side of the offices. These entries are easy access from the parking lots. Just be sure you have everything you need as they can be strict on "no re-entry" here.

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Fans entering the ballpark(Opening Day 2006)