The Ballpark Portside to Bring a Whole New Ballgame to Hamilton

The Ballpark Portside
Artist’s impression of the sports bar (Photo credit: The Ballpark Portside/Instagram)

Hamilton is about to score big with the arrival of The Ballpark Portside, an immersive 450 square metre sports bar that is dubbed the first entertainment venue of its kind in Australia. This sprawling space is bringing a whole new level of fun and games to Brisbane later this year.


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At the heart of The Ballpark will be three baseball “cages” that would allow patrons to take some swings in a fully immersive baseball experience. Two cages will have concrete grandstands for spectators, whilst the VIP cage offers private lounges. 

Using real bats and balls, players can step up to the plate and smash hits into a virtual field complete with tracking, fielders and even the chance to knock one out of the park. But baseball is just the beginning. The venue also features pool tables, darts, a coffee shop, screens playing major sporting events, and even a boardroom for corporate outings. 

Photo credit: The Ballpark Portside/Instagram

The Ballpark Portside revealed that their entertainment options can cater to everything from kids’ birthday parties, to bucks’ and hens’ parties and corporate days.

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With a capacity for 200 guests across multiple spaces, The Ballpark is ready to go to bat for any event. The main bar boasts 14 taps and top-shelf cocktails, ensuring patrons can kick back in a laid-back atmosphere that would be “electric” during the big sporting events like footy finals, Melbourne Cup and Superbowl.


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The venue is mindful of maintaining a good relationship with neighbours too, with a front entrance featuring a sound lock and acoustic panelling.


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So start warming up your throwing arm, Hamilton. The Ballpark Portside is due to open its doors in September 2024, but bookings are already open to reserve your spot at this one-of-a-kind sports playground. Visit their website for more information and updates on the opening.

Published 24-May-2024