Matthew and Rebecca Preslar live just east of Charlotte, NC with their two children. Matthew is a baseball lover at his core. He played baseball through high school, and has since been involved in baseball in many ways. He coached high school and legion baseball and shared the field with many college and professional players, past and present, including a World Series MVP. Currently, Matthew spends his time umpiring for local Middle and High Schools, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, and Little League associations. Rebecca works as a graphic designer who uses her skills to create the aesthetics of this website. While she was not ever a huge baseball fan, she has grown to love the experience of visiting ballparks across the country.
How Ballpark Adventures Began...
In July of 2017, Matthew and Rebecca were vacationing through Georgia and Tennessee. Little did they know, this trip began their crazy baseball tour, and birthed a passion for sharing their great experiences with others!
In the heart of Tennessee, a recreational outing birthed a hobby, which birthed a new way of life. They realized this is something they had to experience, compare, and enjoy. Over the next five weeks, they visited seven minor league parks across the Southeast before launching ballparkadventures.com. (See Complete Ballpark Timeline Here) Rebecca's love to travel came together with Matthew's love of baseball. Together, they can get out and hit the open road, back road or interstate, and see our country’s beauty through baseball.
The purpose of the Ballpark Adventures website is to bridge the gap between baseball and the people. We want to present going to the ballpark as an outing through the eyes of a middle class consumer. Even if someone doesn't love baseball, we hope to prove that a night at the ballpark is a viable entertainment option in a competitive market. We would love to see minor league baseball thrive as a business. We hope our reviews help convince you to join in the ballpark experience.
Are you a big baseball fan with a story to tell?
We welcome collaborators to write Ballpark Reviews and articles for our Adventures Blog — especially fans on the west coast. Help us expand our content to the cities and ballparks we haven't been to yet! Contact us using the form here, or email us to share your thoughts.
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