Mahaney Diamond

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Larry Mahaney Diamond
Location University of Maine campus; Long Road, Orono, Maine, USA
Coordinates 44°54′17″N 68°40′10″W / 44.904692°N 68.669368°W / 44.904692; -68.669368Coordinates: 44°54′17″N 68°40′10″W / 44.904692°N 68.669368°W / 44.904692; -68.669368
Opened Early 1980s
Renovated 1984, 1989, 1993, 1994, late 1990s, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2008
Expanded 1986, 2004
Owner University of Maine
Operator University of Maine
Surface FieldTurf
Scoreboard Electronic
Capacity 4,400
Field size Left field: 330 feet (100 m)
Left center field: 375 feet (114 m)
Center field: 400 feet (120 m)
Right center field: 375 feet (114 m)
Right field: 330 feet (100 m)
Tenants
Maine Black Bears baseball (NCAA DI AEC)
Bangor Blue Ox (NAL) (1996-7)
Bangor Lumberjacks (NL) (2003)
NCAA Division I Northeast Regional (1991)
ECAC Tournament (1990-1)
AEC Tournament (1996, 2002, 2004)

Larry Mahaney Diamond is a baseball stadium in Orono, Maine, located on the campus of the University of Maine.[1] It is the home of the Maine Black Bears baseball team.[2] Its capacity is 4,400 spectators. It opened in the early 1980s.[3][4]

Usage[edit]

From 1996 to 1997, the field was the home of the Bangor Blue Ox of the independent Northeast League.[5]

In 2003, the venue was the home of the Bangor Lumberjacks, also of the Northeast League.[5] Following the 2003 season, the team moved to the Winkin Sports Complex on the campus of Husson College in Bangor, Maine.[1]

In 1991, Mahaney Diamond hosted the NCAA Northeast Regional. The field has also hosted two ECAC Tournaments, in 1990 and 1991. It has hosted three America East Conference Baseball Tournaments, in 1993, 2002, and 2004. In 2002, Maine won the tournament on its home field.[6]

Naming[edit]

The field is named for Larry Mahaney, an area businessman and philanthropist who graduated from the university in 1951. His donations allowed for several renovations to the park. Mahaney died in 2006.[7][3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mahaney Diamond at mysite.verizon.net, URL accessed October 16, 2010. Archived 10-16-2010
  2. ^ Mahaney Diamond at goblackbears.com, URL accessed October 16, 2010. Archived 10-16-2010
  3. ^ a b "2013 Maine Black Bears Baseball Media Guide". Maine Sports Information. p. 12. Archived from the original on July 14, 2013. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ "NCAA Men's College World Series Records". NCAA. 2009. p. 207. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Mahaney Diamond at ballparkreviews.com, URL accessed October 16, 2010. Archived 10-16-2010
  6. ^ "Baseball Record Book". America East. pp. 12, 23. Archived from the original on 2012-02-12. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Larry Mahaney Baseball Diamond". St. Joseph's Monks. Retrieved 4 October 2011.