Desert Sun Stadium

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Desert Sun Stadium
Location 1280 W. Desert Sun Dr., Yuma, AZ 85365
Capacity 7,500
Field size Left Field: 345 ft
Center Field: 420 ft
Right Field: 345 ft [1]
Surface Grass
Construction
Built 1957
Opened 1958
Renovated 1969
Tenants
Frontera United (Unaffiliated)(2015-present)
Arizona Strikers FC (W-League)(2015-present)
Yuma Scorpions/Panthers (NAL) (2005-2013)
San Diego Padres (MLB) (Spring Training) (1969-1993)
Yakult Swallows (NPB) (Spring Training) (1979-1998)

Desert Sun Stadium is a stadium in Yuma, Arizona, originally built for baseball. It was the home field of the North American League's Yuma Scorpions minor league baseball team and the Arizona Winter League and Arizona Summer League. The stadium, which originally opened in 1969, serves as the main field of the Ray Kroc Baseball Complex. It was the spring training home of the San Diego Padres from 1969 until 1994. WWE Wrestling occasionally makes a stop at the baseball complex as well. In 2015, Desert Sun Stadium was converted to a soccer stadium by OneGoal LLC, an organization that paid for the $15,000 conversion fee.[2]

Reference Links[edit]

  1. ^ http://mysite.verizon.net/charliesballparks/stadiums/yuma.htm
  2. ^ Holly Sweet (2015-03-04). "Yuma City Council to approve Desert Sun Stadium contract". Retrieved 2015-03-12.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

Coordinates: 32°39′47″N 114°38′11″W / 32.66306°N 114.63639°W / 32.66306; -114.63639