Mark Light Field at Alex Rodriguez Park

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Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field
Former names Mark Light Field (1973–2009)
Location Coral Gables, FL, USA
Coordinates 25°42′42″N 80°16′56″W / 25.71167°N 80.28222°W / 25.71167; -80.28222Coordinates: 25°42′42″N 80°16′56″W / 25.71167°N 80.28222°W / 25.71167; -80.28222
Opened February 16, 1973
Renovated 1974, 1996, 2007-2009
Owner University of Miami
Operator University of Miami
Surface Natural grass
Scoreboard Electronic
Capacity 5,000
Website Official website
Tenants
Miami Hurricanes baseball (1971-present)

Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field is a baseball stadium on the University of Miami campus in Coral Gables, Florida, USA. It is the home field of the University of Miami Hurricanes baseball team. The stadium holds a capacity of 5,000 spectators. The first game was held on February 16, 1973.[1]

Miami fan George Light donated money for the field's construction. Mark Light Field is named for George Light's son, Mark Light, who died of muscular dystrophy.[2] Following a $3.9 million contribution by New York Yankees All-Star Alex Rodriguez, the facility was renovated in 2007-2009 and renamed.[3]

In 2013, the Hurricanes ranked 26th among Division I baseball programs in attendance, averaging 2,635 per home game.[4]

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  1. ^ http://hurricanesports.cstv.com/facilities/mifl-mark-light-field.html Retrieved 2009-09-21
  2. ^ http://hurricanesports.cstv.com/facilities/mifl-mark-light-field.html retrieved 2011-06-30.
  3. ^ http://hurricanesports.cstv.com/facilities/mifl-arod-park-future.html Retrieved 2009-09-21.
  4. ^ Cutler, Tami (June 11, 2013). "2013 Division I Baseball Attendance - Final Report". Sportswriters.net. NCBWA. Archived from the original on July 20, 2013. Retrieved July 20, 2013.