Arthur W. Perdue Stadium

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Arthur W. Perdue Stadium
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Interior of Arthur W. Perdue Stadium
Location 6400 Hobbs Road
Salisbury, MD 21804
Coordinates 38°22′11″N 75°31′46″W / 38.36972°N 75.52944°W / 38.36972; -75.52944Coordinates: 38°22′11″N 75°31′46″W / 38.36972°N 75.52944°W / 38.36972; -75.52944
Broke ground August 18, 1994[1]
Opened April 17, 1996
Owner City of Salisbury
Operator 7th Inning Stretch LP
Surface Grass
Construction cost $11.5 million
($17.3 million in 2014 dollars[2])
Architect The Design Exchange
Project manager National Sports Services
Structural engineer Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc.[3]
Capacity 5,200
Field size Left Field: 309 feet
Center Field: 402 feet
Right Field: 309 feet
Tenants
Delmarva Shorebirds (SAL) (1996–present)

The Arthur W. Perdue Stadium is a baseball stadium in Salisbury, Maryland. It is the home of the Baltimore Orioles Class A affiliate Delmarva Shorebirds, and was named for the founder of Perdue Farms, Arthur Perdue. It features the Maryland Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame. The stadium seats 5,200 fans and was opened in 1996. As the second largest seating venue in Salisbury, it also occasionally is used for concerts or other events. The larger Wicomico Youth and Civic Center has a real covenant against serving alcohol. As such, the stadium was chosen as the venue for Fernando Guerrero's middleweight title-winning boxing match in October 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Groundbreaking For Eastern Shore Minor League Park". The Washington Post. August 19, 1994. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  3. ^ "Arthur W. Perdue Stadium Salisbury, Maryland". Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc. Retrieved March 8, 2014. 

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