Bill Davis Stadium

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Bill Davis Stadium
Bill Davis Stadium.JPG
Location 650 Borror Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Coordinates 40°00′34″N 83°01′37″W / 40.00944°N 83.02694°W / 40.00944; -83.02694Coordinates: 40°00′34″N 83°01′37″W / 40.00944°N 83.02694°W / 40.00944; -83.02694
Owner Ohio State University
Operator The Ohio State University Department of Athletics
Capacity 4,450[1]
Record attendance 5,360, vs. Minn., May 18, 2002[2]
Field size Left Field – 330 ft (100 m)
Left-Center – 370 ft (110 m)
Center Field – 400 ft (120 m)
Right-Center – 370 ft (110 m)
Right Field – 330 ft (100 m)[1]
Fence Height – 8 ft (2.4 m)
Surface

AstroTurf GameDay Grass 3D

[1]
Construction
Opened First game March 14, 1997;[2]
official dedication May 2, 1997[3]
Construction cost $4.7 million
Tenants
Ohio State Buckeyes baseball (1997 – present)[1]

Bill Davis Stadium is a baseball venue located in Columbus, Ohio, United States. The stadium is home to the Ohio State Buckeyes baseball team of the Big Ten Conference and is named for William C. "Bill" Davis, a businessman and Ohio State alumnus.

The stadium has a capacity of 4,450[1] and had a record attendance of 5,360, versus the Minnesota Golden Gophers baseball team on May 18, 2002.[2] In 2010, the Buckeyes ranked 46th among Division I baseball programs in attendance, averaging 1,235 per home game.[4]

The venue hosted the Big Ten Tournament in 1999, 2001, and 2010.[5]

In 2012, college baseball writer Eric Sorenson ranked the stadium as the most underrated venue in Division I baseball.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "2006 Ohio State Baseball Quick Facts". Ohio State University Department of Athletics. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  2. ^ a b c "OhioStateBuckeyes.com – The Official Athletic site of The Ohio State University – Facilities". Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  3. ^ Rusty Miller (February 25, 1997). "New home of OSU baseball almost ready". Columbus Dispatch. p. Sports. 
  4. ^ Brian Foley (January 6, 2011). "2010 NCAA Baseball Attendance Leaders". Archived from the original on 02–04–11. Retrieved February 4, 2011. 
  5. ^ "2012 Big Ten Baseball Record Book". p. 107. Archived from the original on June 27, 2012. Retrieved June 27, 2012. 
  6. ^ Sorenson, Eric (October 5, 2012). "Distiller's Dozen – The "Hey, Nice Stadium" Edition". CollegeBaseballToday.com. Archived from the original on December 14, 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 

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