Fowler Park

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Fowler Park and Cunningham Field
Fowler Park
FowlerParkatUSD.jpg
Location San Diego, CA, USA
Coordinates 32°46′31″N 117°11′01″W / 32.775325°N 117.183711°W / 32.775325; -117.183711Coordinates: 32°46′31″N 117°11′01″W / 32.775325°N 117.183711°W / 32.775325; -117.183711
Broke ground May 2012
Opened February 15, 2013
Owner University of San Diego
Operator University of San Diego
Surface Bermuda grass (infield/Outfield), Synthetic turf (Foul areas from third base to first base), Crushed red brick (Infield dirt)
Scoreboard Electronic
Construction cost $13 million USD
Architect Populous
Capacity 1,700 (expandable to 3,000)
Field size 312 ft. (LF), 370 ft. (LCF), 391 ft. (CF), 385 ft. (RCF), 327 ft. (RF)
Tenants
San Diego Toreros baseball (NCAA D1 WCC) (2013-present)

Fowler Park and Cunningham Field is a baseball venue located on the campus of the University of San Diego in San Diego, California, United States. It is home to the San Diego Toreros baseball team, a member of the Division I West Coast Conference. The park was built in 2012-13 and has a capacity of 1,700 permanent seats, all of which are chair-backed. Its capacity is able to expand to 3,000 spectators for postseason or special event play.[1] The stadium was designed by Populous.

Fowler Park at Cunningham Field during its inaugural season

The stadium is named after Ron and Alexis Fowler who provided a substantial portion of the $13 million needed to build the ballpark. The field, like its predecessor, is named for former San Diego baseball coach John Cunningham.[2] Cunningham was the Torero head coach for 34 seasons.

Fowler Park opened on February 15, 2013 hosting a 3 game series between University of San Diego and their cross town opponents from San Diego State University. USD lost all 3 games of that opening series.

The field is located at 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, California, on the site previously occupied by its predecessor John Cunningham Stadium.

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  1. ^ Kenney, Kirk (28 January 2012). "New Yard Next Year at USD". UTSanDiego.com. The San Diego Union-Tribune. Archived from the original on 2012-07-25. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "First Look at USD's Renovated Fowler Park". BallparkDigest.com. 30 January 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-07-03. Retrieved 3 July 2012.