It was tight quarters in the city hall council chambers Thursday night, as residents crammed into seats and even stood in the foyer to get a firsthand glimpse of a proposed $45 million minor league ballpark near Malden Center.
"This is the perfect site," developer Alexander Bok said of the 6.5 acre parcel currently occupied by a National Grid facility. "We believe (the) Boston (area) can support a minor league team, and support it very well."
Developers touted the stadium's design as an intimate crowd experience, with seats extremely close to the field.
Other amenities include a restaurant, an all-you-can-eat buffet with a view of the field and a field drainage system that will shorten rain delays while preventing runoff.