Voted Nation's Best Advanced-A Ballpark by Ballpark Digest (2015)
League: High-A South Atlantic League
Ballpark: Frawley Stadium
Location: Wilmington, Delaware
Affiliate: Washington Nationals
"Wilmington Blue Rocks baseball and fireworks entertain 5,333 fans Friday night at Frawley Stadium."
-Delaware Online, August 5, 2023
"Fans see lower prices, more choices at Blue Rocks games."
-Delaware News Journal, April 20, 2023
"Fans present at opening night on Friday were treated to a performance from renowned chainsaw, bowling ball, and baseball bat juggler, Mad Chad Taylor. The performance included the opportunity for audience participation, in which children were invited to throw baseball bats at Taylor and hoped he juggled them. After Taylor’s performance, fans were invited to stay for Friday-night fireworks.... Overall, the Blue Rocks’ opening weekend was marked by the return of family traditions and the team's success."
-The Whit Online, April 12, 2022
"While the Wilmington Blue Rocks prepare for Opening Day, fans and players have more than just baseball season to celebrate, as 2022 marks the team’s 30th year on the Wilmington riverfront....The team joined the Carolina League in 1993 and was christened the Wilmington Blue Rocks after the blue granite rock found in the city’s Brandywine River. The Blue Rocks' presence at the riverfront has been credited as aiding Wilmington's redevelopment since its construction in the early 1990s."
-The Whit, April 5, 2022
"Not everyone follows minor league baseball or comes to the ballpark just for baseball, necessarily. It's more than a game, it's a family event with theme nights, promotions and fireworks to keep people entertained and coming back. That's one of the reasons Mr. Celery works so perfectly for the Blue Rocks: he's the star of their nightly sideshow."
-Wilmington News-Journal, September 8, 2021
"Delaware’s connection to Washington, D.C., is growing stronger. Now, in addition to having Joe Biden residing at the White House, the state’s only minor league baseball team is now affiliated with the Washington Nationals. Wilmington’s proximity to Washington could help fans stay better connected to players as they move up the ranks....The Rocks captured the league championship in 2019, a title they’ve held on to for the past year since the pandemic canceled the 2020 season."
-WHYY Radio, December 10, 2020
"The Wilmington Blue Rocks' Carolina blue Rocky Bluewinkle hat is one of minor league baseball's most popular lids. The bright blue cap was one of the 10 bestselling hats in 2019, according to a list released on Minor League Baseball's website Wednesday. The hat features a cartoon version of the Rocky Bluewinkle mascot with steam coming out of its nostrils on an all-Carolina blue crown and brim."
-Delaware News Journal, January 17, 2020
"The safety netting inside Frawley Stadium will be extended down the left- and right-field lines for the start of the 2020 season. The new netting will now reach the end of the seating areas on each side of the field....The additional netting is the latest in a series of improvements at the stadium, which opened in 1993. The Blue Rocks upgraded the stadium's seats in 2015. New flooring was installed in 2016 and LED lights brightened the ballpark in 2017."
-Delaware News Journal, January, 15, 2020
"Blue Rocks win championship: It’s not quite the same as going to a parade in Philadelphia, but the Wilmington Blue Rocks thrilled the local fans with their first Carolina League Championship since 1999."
-Newark Post, December 27, 2019
"Many come to Frawley Stadium to watch the Wilmington Blue Rocks more for the fare and festivities than the baseball. Food and beverage options abound, [and] it’s fun to throw a ball into a moving car during the hurl-the-pearl contest between innings and postgame Friday fireworks are a thrill. But if you come primarily for the baseball, this is an especially good time to spend a day or night at the local ballpark."
-Wilmington News-Journal, May 11, 2019
"Wilmington Blue Rocks: This is the team to watch. The high-A affiliate of the Royals will be bulging with top prospects. In fact, if you want to see what the 2022 Royals will look like, just check out a Blue Rocks team photo. Eleven of the Royals’ top 30 prospects, including six of the top seven, started the year in Wilmington."
-The Topeka Capital-Journal, April 6, 2019
"Blue Rocks give fans reason to flock to Frawley. The team remains popular with First State fans. And there’s no reason to expect things to change this year with some of the Kansas City Royals' top prospects on the roster and a schedule filled with unique promotions and giveaways."
-Delaware Public Media, April 5, 2019
"The Blue Rocks are dedicated to providing an experience for fans, sponsors and community groups that is memorable, reasonably priced and about much more than sports."
-Delaware Business Times, September 13, 2016
"Heller understands that the goal of teams like the Blue Rocks is to offer a baseball entertainment experience. Sure, there are people who root, root, root for the home team. But the vast majority of this year's average crowd of 4,316 fans came for the fun, with baseball an ancillary concern."
-Delaware Business Times, September 13, 2016
"With fan-friendly promotions and distinctive mascots like Rocky Bluewinkle, Mr. Celery and Rubble, a Blue Rocks game is a definite experience – and Frawley Stadium is a huge part of that great experience."
-Ballpark Digest, June 24, 2015