Clark–LeClair Stadium

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Clark-LeClair Stadium
Full name Lewis Field at Clark-LeClair Stadium[1]
Location Charles Boulevard
Greenville, NC 27858
Coordinates 35°35′36″N 77°22′4″W / 35.59333°N 77.36778°W / 35.59333; -77.36778
Owner East Carolina University
Operator East Carolina University
Capacity 3,000 plus Jungle Seating[1]
Record attendance April 22, 2009
5,581 vs North Carolina.[2]
Field size 320-400-320[1]
Surface Bermuda Turf
Construction
Built 2004-05
Opened March 4, 2005
Construction cost $11,000,000
Architect Walter, Robbs, Callahan & Pierce
Tenants
East Carolina Pirates baseball
C-USA Tournament (2007)

Clark–LeClair Stadium is the home of Pirate baseball at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. The stadium was named after Pirate alumnus and contributor Bill Clark and former Pirate coach Keith LeClair. The current ECU Head Coach is Cliff Godwin.

The stadium has 3,000 Stadium bleacher seats, plus space for several thousand more spectators in "The Jungle". There are concession and restroom facilities at the stadium plus a family picnic area. Amenities include the Pirate Club fundraising and hospitality suite and a private suite for the LeClair family.

The stadium was built with $11 million in private donations.

The playing surface consists of Celebration Bermuda turf with a clay base infield and crushed brick warning track. New lights were included in the construction of the stadium that meet all television specifications. Facilities include indoor and outdoor batting cages, a VIP booth, coach's offices, and a player clubhouse, as well as state-of-the-art broadcast facilities.

The dimensions of the outfield are 320-400-320, from left to right.

The stadium is home to the 2007 ECU Invitational[3] and Keith LeClair Classic[4] In 2013, the Pirates ranked 28th among Division I baseball programs in attendance, averaging 2,466 per home game.[5]

Events[edit]

The stadium hosted the Conference USA Baseball Tournament in 2007, won by Rice.[6]

Facts[edit]

  • Largest Crowd - 5,581 vs #1 North Carolina on April 22, 2009.,[2] won by East Carolina 4-0.
  • First Game - ECU vs. Michigan on March 4, 2005,[1] won by East Carolina 2-1.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "LEWIS FIELD AT CLARK-LeCLAIR STADIUM". ECU Athletics. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Brandt And Pirates Blank No. 1 Tar Heels, 4-0". ECU Athletics. 2009-04-23. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  3. ^ "2007 ECU Invitational". ECU Athletics. Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  4. ^ "6th Annual Keith LeClair Classic". ECU Athletics. Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ "2012 Conference USA Baseball Media Guide". p. 75. Archived from the original on 2012-06-21. Retrieved 21 June 2012.