Cohen Stadium

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Coordinates: 31°53′28″N 106°26′18″W / 31.891195°N 106.438272°W / 31.891195; -106.438272

Cohen Stadium
Cohen Stadium.jpg
Full name Andy and Syd Cohen Stadium
Location Northeast El Paso, Texas
Owner City of El Paso
Capacity 9,725
Surface Grass
Construction
Opened 1990
Renovated 2003
Construction cost $6 Million USD
Tenants
El Paso Diablos (AA/CBL/Texas League) (1990-present)
El Paso Santos (PSL) (2012-future)
Las Cruces Guerreros (PSL) (2012-future)

Cohen Stadium is a stadium on the Northeast side of El Paso, Texas, by the Patriot Freeway, next to the Franklin Mountains. It is primarily used for baseball, and is the home field of the El Paso Diablos minor league baseball team. It opened in 1990 and holds 9,725 people. The park is known as being an extremely hitter-friendly park, due to its high elevation, low humidity, and favorable wind currents toward the outfield. Even though it was primarily used for baseball, Cohen Stadium is also used for concerts, boxing, and soccer games. Starting in 2012, it will also be home to the El Paso Santos and Las Cruces Guerreros minor-league soccer teams. Both teams will play from February until April so as to not interfere with the Diablos' season. It replaced Dudley Field.

Cohen Stadium was named for the former Major League Baseball players Andy Cohen and his brother Syd Cohen who are El Paso natives.

In December 2009 the stadium's cement canopy was partially torn away by heavy winds in El Paso. Winds of the storm which caused the damage exceeded 70 mph.[1]

World famous DJ Tiesto made an appearance at Cohen Stadium on May 6, 2011 with an estimated attendance of 10,000 people.

Later that year Cohen Stadium also hosted the first annual Sun City Music Festival on September 3 and 4, 2011. The festival is dedicated to the world's largest electronic-dance music artists having headliners such as Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Afrojack, Funkagenda, Sander van Doorn among others. In 2012 SCMF was moved to Ascarate Park.

View of the record-breaking crowd at Cohen Stadium on July 4th, 2008. There were an estimated 13,209 people attending the game-the highest attendance ever in the stadium.

References[edit]

  1. ^ High winds rattle city: Stadium damaged; outages reported at elpasotimes.com, URL accessed December 10, 2009. Archived 12/10/09
Events and tenants
Preceded by
first venue
Host of the AAB All-Star Game
Cohen Stadium

2006
Succeeded by
Sioux Falls Stadium