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Holloway Field shortly after installation of lights
|Former names||Spencer Park|
|Location||Spencer Park, Market Street, Newmarket, Queensland|
|Opened||10 May 1964|
|Field size||Left Field - 316 feet (96 m)
Center Field - 380 feet (120 m)
Right Field - 322 feet (98 m)
Netherlands National Baseball Team
After the formation of the Windsor Royals in 1955, the club looked for a permanent site to play baseball. Originally, Crosby Park in Albion was planned to be the new ground for the Royals, but was rejected by the Brisbane City Council. In 1964, the club was approved to break ground for a stadium at Spencer Park in Newmarket. On 10 May 1964, the ground was officially named Holloway Field after the Windsor foundation and life member, Stan Holloway. It was expanded and renovated in 1986 and is expected to be refurbished in the near future[when?] to accommodate the Brisbane-based team in the newly formed Australian Baseball League starting in 2010.
The field itself is a fully fenced and regulation size field with covered sunken dugouts, two bullpens, two battery cages, two officials' boxes, a scorers' box and seating for 1500. Floodlighting was added on 24 September 1982 and a sprinkler system two years later. It is currently[when?] the training camp of the Netherlands national baseball team and has hosted a variety of international baseball matches, including the World Master Games. It is the home ground of the Queensland Rams for Claxton Shield games and the newly formed Australian Baseball League.
- Harris, J.O (2009). Queensland Baseball 1905-1990. p357
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