It was a cloudy afternoon when I arrived at the home of the Hiroshima Carp, after a very beautiful morning at Peace Park.
The Carp game was the first I had ever seen, and I was really impressed. The fans were completely into the game the whole time, and I really enjoyed the stadium and its atmosphere.
As for food, there are several stands located in the stadium and the offerings are generally similar to those found at convenience stores - some fried food, yakitori, etc. Since it was a pretty warm day, the shaved ice table/stand was quite popular, and even I really enjoyed some frozen water covered in sugary syrup. But a lot of people will bring their own bentos or buy them from vendors between the station and the stadium, and even bring their own drinks including alcohol. The security staff will provide you with cups to pour your booze into since cans and glass aren't allowed.
So far, Mazda Stadium remains my favorite ballpark and the Carp my favorite team. Unfortunately, they're too far away to visit regularly!