Last year, some longtime Clippers fans feared moving Columbus baseball headquarters from Franklinton to the Arena District would mean increased expense and lost magic.

Last year, some longtime Clippers fans feared moving Columbus baseball headquarters from Franklinton to the Arena District would mean increased expense and lost magic.

Through the first month of the season, the opposite has been true.

Huntington Park officials have kept their promise to offer affordable seats, with thousands of general-admission tickets available for $6. The Clippers are drawing more fans than any other club in the minors and currently stand 30-29, second in the West division of the International League.

Here are three cool places to watch holding the cheapest ticket in the house.

AEP Power Pavilion

Location: Left field

Pros: Good wings and craft beers

Cons: Stairs, relatively far distance from action

On the third floor lies a Roosters satellite with bleachers and two huts selling wings, bar food and beer. An airy bar on the second level offers shade, numerous beers on tap and a look back at the history of Columbus baseball. Here's the real kicker: For $100, you can get four tickets, a $60 food/booze tab and a reserved balcony table near the bar. This is the place to start your night off right (or avoid the rain).

Wendy's Hamburger Balcony

Location: Right field

Pros: Protection from sun and rain

Cons: Lack of seats

This double-deck home-run area is much like a mini Green Monster. Nearby are a City Barbeque stand and a covered picnic area. During the seventh inning stretch, definitely post up at the Hamburger Balcony's handy beer tables. (Apparently the name Junior Bacon Cheeseburger Viewing Platform was already taken.)

Picnic area

Location: Left and center fields

Pros: Comfortable seats, ability to tan

Cons: Staring directly into sun during early innings

Fans often meander through the large, open area beyond left field, which features picnic tables, bleachers and a grassy hangout. This knoll was made for young families, but it's also perfect for anyone with a girlfriend only marginally interested in baseball. Bring a glove, a blanket and pillows to recline against the rear stone wall as the game comes to a close.

Box: Diamond deals

7:05 p.m. Thursday, June 11

Louisville Bats

Quencher Corner offers drink and food specials on the top floor of the AEP Power Pavilion

7:05 p.m. Friday, June 12

Louisville Bats

Party-at-the-Park features live music by Hilda Doyle & Friends and food and drink specials; George Foster appearance

7:05 p.m. Saturday, June 13

Louisville Bats

Party-at-the-Park features live music by Street Players and food and drink specials; George Foster appearance

5:05 p.m. Sunday, June 14

Louisville Bats

Family Fun Day ticket special includes entry for two adults and up to four kids for $15; George Foster appearance

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