Baylor Ballpark

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Baylor Ballpark
BaylorBallpark.jpg
Location Waco, Texas
Owner Baylor University
Operator Baylor University
Capacity 5,000
Field size Left field - 330 ft
Center field - 400 ft
Right field - 330 ft
Surface Bermuda grass
Construction
Broke ground 1998
Opened 1999
Tenants
Baylor Bears baseball (NCAA DI Big 12) (1999-present)

Baylor Ballpark is the baseball stadium at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. The stadium was built on the site of Ferrell Field, Baylor's home from 1977–98, by mid-February in 1999. The Bears have hosted three NCAA regional and two super regional tournaments at Baylor Ballpark, including one of each in their College World Series season of 2005.

Attendance[edit]

Baylor Ballpark attendance
Year Total Average
1999* 63,147 1,914
2000 87,127 2,811
2001 92,672 2,808
2002 89,343 2,882
2003 85,620 3,058
2004 90,693 2,748
2005 109,621 3,045
2006 96,427 3,013
2007 101,791 3,181
2008 95,027 3,065
2009 90,261 2,912
2010 89,804 2,641
2011 80,672 2,689
2012 126,947 3,255
Total 1,299,152 2,862

Baylor drew 100,000 fans in a season for the first time in 2005 en route to the College World Series. The Bears ranked in the nation's top 20 in attendance in the first nine full seasons they played at Baylor Ballpark. The stadium was voted as the third best collegiate baseball stadium in a 2003 poll conducted by Baseball America.

  • 1999 total reflects only games at Baylor Ballpark and does not include the 4 home games played at McLennan CC in Waco. Baylor played its 1999 home schedule at Baylor Ballpark despite ongoing construction.

In 2013, the Bears ranked 18th in among Division I baseball programs in attendance, averaging 2,873 per home game.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cutler, Tami (June 11, 2013). "2013 Division I Baseball Attendance - Final Report". Sportswriters.net. NCBWA. Archived from the original on July 20, 2013. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 31°33′3″N 97°6′28″W / 31.55083°N 97.10778°W / 31.55083; -97.10778