Opening Day Partners pioneered the concept of modern, multi-purpose stadiums and introduced innovative new team programs and stadium design features to minor league baseball. Among our numerous industry "firsts" are:
First to offer free admission to all kids who come to a game in ANY sports uniform (more than 20,000 per ballpark each year).
First to introduce a full-scale playground, including 20-horse carousels and bumper boat attractions, at the ballpark.
First to provide free season passes to all Special Olympics athletes in their state.
First to offer interchangeable tickets among their ball clubs.
Opening Day Partners is one of the most successful and experienced minor league baseball owners, operators and ballpark developers in the industry. Since 1982, ODP has owned and operated its own minor league teams, operated teams for outside ownership groups, assisted in the purchase and sale of franchises and advised and consulted industry leaders world-wide.
Communities considering whether minor league baseball is a good fit frequently turn to ODP for our expertise and experience in orchestrating feasibility studies and designing, constructing and financing ballparks. Let us help you answer the question, "How does this work?" and more!
How does our community develop a grassroots campaign for baseball?
How do we determine the appropriate role of private partners, municipalities and state governments?
How do we pursue ballpark financing options?
What level of minor league baseball is best for our community?
What are the potential operating scenarios for our new team?
And, of course, when can we play ball!? -