Lake Elsinore Diamond
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|Lake Elsinore Diamond|
|Location||500 Diamond Drive
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
|Broke ground||October 1992|
|Opened||April 15, 1994|
|Owner||City of Lake Elsinore|
|Surface||Tiffsport (Bermuda grass)|
|Construction cost||$24.3 million
($38.3 million in 2013 dollars)
|General contractor||Peter M. Savello & Associates Inc.|
|Capacity||6,066 permanent stadium seats|
|Field dimensions||Left Field - 330 ft
Left-Center Power Alley - 425 ft
Center Field - 400 ft
Right-Center Power Alley - 386 ft
Right Field - 310 ft
Backstop - 50 ft
|Lake Elsinore Storm (1994-present)|
Lake Elsinore Diamond, commonly referred to as Storm Stadium, is a baseball park in Lake Elsinore, California. It is primarily used for baseball and is the home field of the Lake Elsinore Storm minor league baseball team, a part of the California League. The field at the Lake Elsinore Diamond is named the Pete Lehr Field.
It was built in 1994 and has a capacity of over 8,000 people with 6,066 permanent seats. The original $8 million construction estimate in 1992, however, ballooned to more than $22 million by the time of its completion.
The company that currently manages the site is Storm Entertainment, a newly developed entity of Storm Baseball. When baseball is not in season, the field is used for a number of other purposes including concerts, boxing matches, and local high school graduations, all of which can utilize temporary seating to increase the capacity to 14,000. This stadium also has a yearly event for Halloween, the "Field of Screams".
The field was also used as a location for the fan made film "left 4 dead - the movie".
The Diamond Club is the name of the enclosed restaurant and patio in the left field corner where wedding receptions and other special events can be hosted in addition to being used as a game day restaurant open to ticketed guests. Additio
Right field is 310 feet away from homeplate. Center field is 400 feet. Left is 330 feet. The deepest part of the park is the left center power alley at 425 feet. The grass used is Tiffsport, a hybrid Bermuda grass, which is overseeded with ryegrass for the winter.
- Lake Elsinore Storm
- Lake Elsinore, California
- San Diego Padres
- Riverside County, California
- Minor league baseball
- Farm team
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