Welcome to Franklin Rogers Park 'The Frank'…
Franklin Rogers park has been home to the MoonDogs for the last twelve years. 'The Frank' is an older ballpark that has been renovated through out the years but still holds the charm of being an intimate ballpark where fans love to watch games.
The stadium offers a wide range of seating options including an exclusive deck down the first base line, on top of the concession that holds 75 people and fans can rent by the game, and a second exclusive party deck, added in 2016, is located behind home plate that holds 35 with the same ammenities. A third party deck down the third base line that is open to all fans and offers all you can eat and a ticket for the game all for one price. Also, there is a grandstand area that is covered and has three different seating types including lower level seats, grandstand stadium seats, and general admission bleachers. The MoonDogs added more premium seats in the upper level before the 2008 season. In 2014, the entire grandstand was renovated, where it use to include premium seating and general admission benches, but now is just complete assigned premium seating (seat backs throughout the entire grandstand).
A lot of work has been done to make 'The Frank' a great place to play and watch. New stadium lights were added in 2006 to improve the playing conditions and a brand new state of the art sound system was added during the 2008 season making the game experience even more enjoyable. Also, adding to the experience at the Frank the plaza area is full of different vendors with kettle corn, flavored ice, taco-in a-bag, and the traditional hot dogs and beer. The intimate nature and size of the park means you are never far from the refreshments or the on-field action.
'The Frank' Fast Facts:
Stadium Name: Franklin Rogers Park
Year Established: 1967
First Year NWL game played: 1999
Seating Capacity: 1400
Ballpark Dimensions: 315 L, 383 LC, 381 RC, 325 R
Parking: Free in both the Reed Street parking lot and the Hope Street parking lot (Madison East Center). The Hope street lot is a lot larger and can accommodate all fans even on the busy nights.
Directions: Hope Street and Caledonia Street, Mankato. Madison runs eastwest from downtown Mankato. The Stadium is North of Madison, where it meets Long Street. The ballpark will be right in front of you as you head North on Long Street. The address is 601 Reed Street, Mankato, MN 56001.