Things to do in Salem: Salem-Keizer Volcanoes

Spend a Day at the Ballpark in Salem

Enjoy America’s pastime in Salem by catching the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes play at Volcanoes Stadium. It’s the perfect place to spend a summer evening whether you’re a baseball fan or just looking for something to do in Salem. The impressive minor league team is always worth watching and you can go with your family, coworkers, or a group of friends and have a great time.

The Team History

The Volcanoes started playing in the Northwest League in 1997 up until 2020, when they joined the independent Mavericks’ League. In those 23 years, the Volcanoes won seven divisional championships, five northwest league championships, and pushed 112 players onto the major leagues. Superstars like Buster Posey, Tim Lincecum, and Brandon Crawford all wore the Volcanoes colors at one point. The Volcanoes also set records in winning percentage, staying in first place in the league throughout the entire 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 seasons.

In 2020, Volcanoes owner Jerry and Lisa Walker named their son Mickey Walker as the CEO of the Volcanoes to help usher in a new era for the team.

The Volcanoes Stadium and Special Events

Since 1997, the Volcanoes have been playing at the stadium in Keizer, which seats 4,254 people. A team with such impressive stats deserves to play in an equally impressive stadium — it won an architectural award and has been nicknamed “Oregon’s Field of Dreams.” You can buy food and beverages at the stadium to enjoy while you watch a game.

The Volcanoes also host an award-winning Cancer Awareness Weekend that recognizes and honors cancer survivors with ceremonies that take place at the stadium. The event was founded by Volcanoes owner and cancer survivor Lisa Walker and has been held at the stadium each year for over 20 years.

Plan Your Visit

When you visit Salem, you can find the Volcanoes Stadium is located at 6700 Field of Dreams Way Northeast, Keizer, OR 97303. To see when the Volcanoes are playing, visit and check the schedule. The season lasts from mid-May until the end of August, with the play-offs on the first weekend of September. Tickets for regular-season games range from $8.00-$32.00 depending where you sit. Parking is available next to the stadium for $5.00. For a 6:35 pm game, the gates open at 5:30 pm. For a 1:00 pm game, the gates open at 12:30 pm. Also, Volcanoes Stadium is completely cashless, so only debit, credit, and payment cards are accepted.