|Location||2 Stadium Way
Lakewood, NJ 08701
|Broke ground||April 17, 2000|
|Opened||April 6, 2001|
|Owner||Lakewood Development Corporation|
|Operator||Lakewood Development Corporation|
|Construction cost||$20 million
($25 million in 2013 dollars)
|Project manager||Epic Group, Inc.|
|Services engineer||Henderson Engineers, Inc.|
|General contractor||Hill International|
|Field dimensions||Left: 325 feet (99 m)
Center: 400 feet (120 m)
Right: 325 feet (99 m)
FirstEnergy Park is a stadium in Lakewood Township, New Jersey. It is primarily used for baseball and is the home field of the Lakewood BlueClaws single A minor league baseball team, affiliated with the Philadelphia Phillies Major League Baseball team. It is also used for outdoor concerts, featuring touring musical artists such as Bob Dylan. It was built in 2001 and has 6,588 seats.
The team attendance record is 13,003, set on August 26, 2002. FirstEnergy Park has held 13 crowds over 9,000 and 81 crowds over 8,000 in just eight years of play.
Recently, it was announced that FirstEnergy Park is featured in Baseball America's 2009 Great Parks calendar. It is the second time that the home of the Lakewood BlueClaws was highlighted in the calendar.
The ballpark features two general admission, grass seating areas, one in left field and another in right, 20 luxury suites, two party decks, three picnic areas, and a full video scoreboard, with a 23' x 23' video board that can play over 4.4 trillion shades of color in high definition.
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