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Principal Park

1 Line Dr, Des Moines, IA 50309-4640
+1 515-243-6111
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A small intimate ballpark in the tradition of new ballpark design

I went here to watch a game between the Cubs and the New Orleans team. Yeah, NO won, but how sad... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
South Pole
Great atmosphere!

Great place to go for a day game or a night game. Easy access to everything in the park and a good... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Andy F
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  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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1 Line Dr, Des Moines, IA 50309-4640
+1 515-243-6111
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here to watch a game between the Cubs and the New Orleans team. Yeah, NO won, but how sad to have a city like New Orleans and be stuck in the minor leagues?!

Thank Viking94708
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to go for a day game or a night game. Easy access to everything in the park and a good variety of food for kids and adults. Highly recommend a night game with fireworks!

Thank Andy F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here on a cold and damp night. Once we got a beer and found our seats, we barely moved. It looked like there were some micro brews on the lower lever concourse and the food smelled good. The price was right as well....More

Thank Gregory W
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Have gone several different times. Always have great service in the food areas great ball park foods. Kind people there for when you get lost to assist you in finding your way. Area to Cool off if needed and want to get a little or...More

Thank Tiffinie D
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Love going to Principal Park to watch the Cubs. It's always a great experience to see the players before they called up to Chicago.

Thank LowCountryIowan
Reviewed 21 April 2017

It's alwaya a joy going to the ballpark with my daughters. The tickets are inexpensive, the baseball is AAA, and there are always friends in the stands. Food prices are what you'd expect, which is always on the high side at ballparks, but not as...More

Thank bsites1968
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed ourselfs game want professional big league but for the price a real bargin. 6 of us 3 couples and to the best of what I seen everyone got a buzz and enjoyed the game. Mostly the company. The only thing I strongly recommend...More

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I love having a AAA team in Des Moines. It's a great ballpark and you get to see potentially major league players up close for not a huge cost. The park has a nice variety of stadium foods and drinks, is clean and welcoming. Parking...More

Thank drdeputy
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We especially love the nights with the fireworks after the game! Always have a fun time at the games!

Thank Katherine K
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Only attended for the beer and snacks and to be with friends, other than that, nothing to brag about. 47 minutes of actual play time, 3 hours of mound talk and butt patting!

Thank Tammy C
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Rob M
How often do the games sell out? I have a buddy coming Saturday April 29 to go see the game but there's a good chance for rain so I don't want to buy tickets in advance in case it gets rained out.
22 April 2017|
Response from drdeputy | Reviewed this property |
My experience is that except for around July 4th, there are almost always decent tickets available on short notice, the fewer seats you need the better. Yes, rain can be an issue. If it happens to be a sunny day, I'd... More
Hi! I'm flying in to DesMoines and renting a car to go to the CWS in Omaha tomorrow. Can I park at the stadium grounds? If not, I understand there are a few parking lots in town where you can take a shuttle. Do you know the time they run on game days? Thanks! Chris
27 June 2016|
Response from IowaDisneyMom | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry that I did not see this before your travel date. I hope your parking worked out.
how accessible is parking and how much does it cost?
25 June 2015|
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Response from Solo72 | Reviewed this property |
$7 to park on site but you must get there when gates open, which is 90 minutes prior to game start to ensure you get a spot. Parking fills up fast and the area becomes very congested. There is free street parking in the area... More