FIU Baseball Stadium

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FIU Baseball Stadium
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Location University Park
11200 S.W. 8th Street
Miami, Florida 33199
Owner Florida International University
Operator Florida International University]
Capacity 2,000 (capacity)
2,473 (largest crowd)
Field size Left Field - 325 ft
Left-Center - 375 ft
Center Field - 400 ft
Right-Center - 375 ft
Right Field - 325 ft
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground 1995
Opened January 26, 1996
Construction cost $3.5 million USD
Tenants
FIU Golden Panthers (NCAA) (1996-Present)

FIU Baseball Stadium formerly known as University Park Stadium is a baseball stadium located on the campus of Florida International University in Miami, Florida, USA. It is the home venue of the FIU Panthers college baseball team of the Division I Conference USA. The facility opened on January 26, 1996 with a 1-0 FIU victory against Bethune-Cookman and was built on the same site as its predecessor, which had stood since 1965 (albeit with a slightly differently angled field configuration).[1] All-American Evan W. Thomas threw a complete game shutout.[citation needed]

University Park Stadium has a seating capacity of 2,000 people.[1] The largest crowd in the stadium's history was 2,473 on February 26, 2002, when FIU defeated their cross-town rivals the Miami Hurricanes by a score of 7-1.[2]

The team spent the 2005 season at the Homestead Sports Complex in Homestead, Florida while University Park Stadium underwent an expansion. In 2005, the facility hosted the Sun Belt Conference Baseball Tournament.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Facilities at fiusports.com, URL accessed December 7, 2010. Archived 12-07-2010
  2. ^ Archives & Research Center at nl.newsbank.com, URL accessed December 7, 2010. Archived 12-07-2010

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Coordinates: 25°45′17″N 80°22′51″W / 25.75464°N 80.38072°W / 25.75464; -80.38072