Fitzpatrick Stadium

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Fitzpatrick Stadium, with Hadlock Field in the background in July 2008

Fitzpatrick Stadium is a 6,300 seat multi-purpose outdoor stadium in Portland, Maine, USA. It is located between Interstate 295, Hadlock Field baseball stadium, and the Portland Exposition Building, the second oldest arena in continuous operation in the United States. It is located across the street from Deering Oaks, a public park listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Formerly known as Portland Stadium, it was renamed in 1989 to honor James J. Fitzpatrick, one of the most respected figures in Maine athletic history.

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In 2001, the stadium underwent a $1.4 million renovation project that included replacing the grass with FieldTurf, a new rubberized track and rest rooms. In November 2010, a $950,000 renovation project began to replace the bleachers. Modeled after Memorial Stadium at Deering High School, the bleachers will hold 3,800 seats on the home side and 2,500 seats on the away side and have a dark blue backing in honor of Portland High School's colors. Portland High School Bulldogs is the primary tenant. The city of Portland is paying for renovation out of the capital improvement fund.[1]

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Coordinates: 43°39′28″N 70°16′36″W / 43.657875°N 70.276741°W / 43.657875; -70.276741