Olga Mural Field at Schoonover Stadium

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Olga Mural Field at Schoonover Stadium
Schoonover Stadium 3.jpg
Former names Schoonover Stadium
Location United States Kent, Ohio, United States
Coordinates 41°08′08″N 81°20′34″W / 41.135646°N 81.342913°W / 41.135646; -81.342913Coordinates: 41°08′08″N 81°20′34″W / 41.135646°N 81.342913°W / 41.135646; -81.342913
Opened 2005
Owner Kent State University
Operator Kent State University
Surface FieldTurf
Scoreboard Electronic
Capacity 1,148
Tenants
Kent State Golden Flashes baseball
(2005-present)

Olga Mural Field at Schoonover Stadium is a baseball venue located on the campus of Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, United States. It is home to the Kent State Golden Flashes baseball team, a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I and the Mid-American Conference East Division. The stadium opened in 2005.[1] It has a capacity of 1,148 and is surfaced with FieldTurf.[2] The stadium is located on the site of the former Kent State baseball field, Gene Michael Field.[1]

The stadium was opened on April 1, 2005, with Kent State losing to Ohio 6-2 in front of 476 fans.[3] The field cost an estimated $3,000,000 in construction costs. A $1.53 million donation by Steve Schoonover covered much of the costs. Schoonover made the donation in the name of his parents, Hal and Julia Schoonover, for whom the field is named.[4]

In 2006, area philanthropist Olga Mural donated $1,000,000 towards further renovations to the field. The playing field at Schoonover Stadium was named after her in recognition of the contribution. Prior to this, the stadium had been known as simply Schoonover Stadium.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Olga Mural Field at Schoonover Stadium at kentstatesports.com, URL accessed December 22, 2009. Archived 12/22/09
  2. ^ 2009 Quickfacts at kentstatesports.com, URL accessed December 22, 2009. Archived 12/22/09
  3. ^ New field highlights Schoonover's debut at kentnewsnet.com, URL accessed December 22, 2009. Archived 12/22/09
  4. ^ Schoonover on deck as renovated park at kentnewsnet.com, URL accessed December 22, 2009. Archived 12/22/09