Andrews Field (baseball)

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Andrews Field
Former names Westbran Stadium (1987-2007)
Location Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Owner City of Brandon
Capacity 3,326 (baseball)
Surface Grass
Construction
Opened 1987
Construction cost $1.3 million CAD

Andrews Field, formerly known as Westbran Stadium, is a baseball stadium located in the city of Brandon, Manitoba. Although the stadium is used solely for amateur baseball, it has received praise as one of the best baseball venues in Canada.

History[edit]

Westbran Stadium, as it was originally known, was constructed in 1987 at a cost of $1.3 million.[1] Since its opening, the stadium has been hosted a number of provincial, national, and international tournaments, including two World Under-18 Championships, two Canadian Senior Championships, and the 1997 Canada Summer Games baseball tournament.[2] During the 1997 Summer Games, a TSN broadcaster commented that Westbran Stadium was "as good as many Triple-A fields".[1]

In 2007, the stadium was renamed Andrews Field in recognition of the late Neil Andrews, a long time volunteer and local baseball executive.[3]

In 2011, Andrews Field was among the top eight chosen for Canada's Favorite Ballpark, a contest held by Baseball Canada.[2][3]

The stadium is currently home to Brandon's two senior baseball clubs, the Marlins and Cloverleafs.

Major Events[edit]

  • 1991 World Under-18 Baseball Championship
  • 1994 World Under-18 Baseball Championship
  • 1997 Canada Summer Games
  • 2006 Canadian Senior Baseball Championship
  • 2008 Canadian Senior Baseball Championship

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Horne, William R. (May 2000). "Municipal Economic Development Via Hallmark Tourist Events". The Journal of Tourism Studies (Cairns, Australia: James Cook University) 11 (1): 6. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Canada’s Favourite Ballpark: Week 2". Baseball Canada. 18 July 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Andrews Field up for tops in the country". Brandon Sun. 19 July 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 

Coordinates: 49°51′17″N 99°57′54″W / 49.8547°N 99.9649°W / 49.8547; -99.9649