The Visit Hickory Metro team encourages visitors and locals to explore the Hickory Metro region carefully and safely. The state of North Carolina has lifted all mass gathering limits at this time but encourages individuals to still practice the three W's - Wear, Wait, Wash. People who are fully vaccinated can do all of the things that they did before the pandemic. Those unvaccinated, should still wear a mask in public indoor settings & public outdoor settings when they cannot maintain social distance. To learn more about what our area is doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 click below. 

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L. P. Frans Stadium


The Crawdads Cafe has a private, indoor/outdoor restaurant for rent located along the 1st base concourse with the capacity to entertain up to 18 guest indoors and an additional 250 guests outdoors. The Cafe is the perfect venue for your rehearsal dinner, Christmas party or other game day or non-game day event. Party events on game days may be planned for pre-game and have a section of seats reserved for your group to move to a game time. Suites and other area within the stadium are also available for rental. The fall field can be rented for by teams, businesses and families for practice, kickball games, corn hole tournaments, and even weddings!