Bill Theunissen Stadium

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Bill Theunissen Stadium
Theunissen Stadium in 2012
CMU and Michigan State play at Theunissen in 2012.
Location West Campus Drive, Mount Pleasant, MI, USA
Coordinates 43°34′35″N 84°46′46″W / 43.576341°N 84.77944°W / 43.576341; -84.77944Coordinates: 43°34′35″N 84°46′46″W / 43.576341°N 84.77944°W / 43.576341; -84.77944
Owner Central Michigan University
Operator Central Michigan University
Capacity 2,046
Field size 330 ft. (LF), 375 ft. (LCF), 400 ft. (CF), 375 ft. (RCF), 330 ft. (RF)
Surface Natural grass
Scoreboard Electronic
Construction
Built 2002
Opened March 29, 2002
Tenants
Central Michigan Chippewas baseball (MAC) (2002-present)

Bill Theunissen Stadium is a baseball venue in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, USA. It is home to the Central Michigan Chippewas baseball team of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. The venue has a capacity of 2,046 spectators and opened in 2002. It is named after Bill Theunissen, former Central Michigan baseball coach, who led the Chippewas to a 151-114-1 record during his tenure (1953-62).[1]

History[edit]

Following the 2001 season, Theunissen Stadium replaced Central Michigan's old Theunissen Stadium, home to the program since 1948. The old facility's name, changed from Alumni Field in 1986, was kept for the new Bill Theunissen Stadium. The venue's first game came on March 29, 2002, against Ohio.[1] It was formally dedicated during an April 27, 2002, doubleheader against Northern Illinois.[2]

Features and renovations[edit]

Features of the facility include 400 chairbacked seats, a press box, message board, electronic scoreboard, outdoor practice area, and the Keilitz Clubhouse. In 2010, fencing was added to the practice facility adjacent to the stadium.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Theunissen Stadium". CMU Chippewas. Central Michigan University Athletic Department. Archived from the original on 2011-12-22. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Bates, Brad (April 26, 2002). "Theunissen to Be Dedicated". Central Michigan Life. Archived from the original on 2011-12-22. Retrieved 22 December 2011. Central Michigan University will formally dedicate “new” Theunissen Stadium Saturday during the Chippewas doubleheader against Northern Illinois. 

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