Brooks Field (Wilmington)

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Brooks Field
Brooks Field Wilmington.jpg
Brooks Field from behind home plate
Full name Bill Brooks Field
Location Regel Road, Wilmington, NC, USA
Coordinates 34°13′19″N 77°52′24″W / 34.221942°N 77.873301°W / 34.221942; -77.873301Coordinates: 34°13′19″N 77°52′24″W / 34.221942°N 77.873301°W / 34.221942; -77.873301
Capacity 3,000
Field size 340 ft. (LF, RF)
380 ft. (CF)
Scoreboard Yes
Opened 1989
Tenants
UNC Wilmington Seahawks baseball (CAA) (1989–present)
Port City Roosters (SL) (1995–1996)
Wilmington Waves (SAL) (2001)
CAA Tournament (1989–90, 1993, 2004–2011)

Bill Brooks Field is a stadium in Wilmington, North Carolina on the campus of UNC-Wilmington. Brooks Field is the home of the UNC Wilmington Seahawks baseball team and has hosted the Colonial Athletic Association Baseball Tournament a number of times (1989–90, 1993, 2004–11).[1][2][3] The ballpark has a capacity of 3,000 people and first opened in 1989.[4]

Name[edit]

The stadium is named after UNCW legend Bill Brooks. He started the athletic program when UNCW was a Junior College and served past the school becoming a Division I program and joining the Colonial Athletic Association. Brooks served 40 years at the school, 27 as the baseball coach, with a career win-loss record of 574–292–5. His name, with the number 574, is on the wall in left field at Brooks Field.

Stadium Design and Features[edit]

Brooks Field is 340 feet from home plate to the foul poles and is 380 feet to deep center field. Seating consists of a main set of seats that extends from roughly the third base line to the first base line. There are two sets of bleachers on each side of the main seating area. Very limited seating is also available beside the home bullpen. The stadium has one concession stand and a small team store behind the away dugout. A simple electronic scoreboard sits in right-center field.

History[edit]

The ballpark was home to the Southern League's Port City Roosters in 1995 and 1996 and the South Atlantic League's Wilmington Waves in 2001.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baseball Championships". CAA Sports. Archived from the original on February 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ "2012 CAA Baseball Championship". JMU Sports. Archived from the original on February 11, 2012. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Baseball Record Book". NMN Athletics. Colonial Athletic Association. pp. 6–10. Archived from the original on February 18, 2012. Retrieved February 18, 2012. 
  4. ^ Brooks Field at uncwsports.com, URL accessed October 21, 2009.
  5. ^ http://mysite.verizon.net/charliesballparks/stadiums/uncw.htm