Eastwood Field

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Eastwood Field
Former names Cafaro Field (1999-2003)
Location 111 Eastwood Mall Blvd.
Niles, OH 44446
Coordinates 41°13′06″N 80°45′19″W / 41.2184525°N 80.7552409°W / 41.2184525; -80.7552409Coordinates: 41°13′06″N 80°45′19″W / 41.2184525°N 80.7552409°W / 41.2184525; -80.7552409
Owner City of Niles
Operator Cafaro Company
Capacity 6,000 (baseball)
10,000 (other events)
Field size Left Field — 335 ft
Center Field — 405 ft
Right Field — 335 ft
Surface Grass
Tenants
Mahoning Valley Scrappers (NYPL) (1999-present)
Construction
Broke ground June 1998
Opened June 25, 1999[5]
Construction cost $8.3 million[1]
($11.8 million in 2014 dollars[2])
Architect DLR Group[3]
Services engineer Colwill Engineering, Inc.[4]
General contractor B&B Contractors & Developers Inc.[3]

Eastwood Field is a minor league baseball stadium located in Niles, Ohio, United States. It is currently the home of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, a Cleveland Indians affiliate in the New York-Penn League.

History[edit]

Eastwood Field opened for the 1999 season, when the Erie SeaWolves franchise was relocated to Niles upon the granting of an expansion Eastern League franchise to Erie. With an official seating capacity is 6,000, the park was originally known as Cafaro Field, named for William M. Cafaro, founder of the real estate developer the Cafaro Company. The name was changed to Eastwood Field in 2003 to match the Eastwood Mall, a Cafaro property on U.S. Route 422, behind which the ballpark was built. On August 14, 2012, the stadium hosted the 2012 New York-Penn All Star Game.[6]

Tenants and Events[edit]

Eastwood Field also plays home to the Youngstown State Penguins baseball team and the Inter-Tri County League Senior baseball game. In addition to baseball, the stadium hosts a number of concerts and other entertainment events each year. These acts include Bad Company, Nelly, Kool and the Gang, The Beach Boys and Kenny Rogers and Foreigner.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Play Ball". The Free Lance–Star (Fredericksburg, VA). March 19, 1999. p. A12. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Our Work". B&B Contractors & Developers Inc. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Recreation". Colwill Engineering, Inc. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ Skolnick, David (June 26, 1999). "A Full Plate of Baseball". The Vindicator (Youngstown, OH). p. A1. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Arby’s Cruise Invited by Scrappers to Do Pregame Show". Salem News. June 15, 2012. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 

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