Paul Walsh Field

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Paul Walsh Field
Location Parker Street and Hunter Street, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
Coordinates 41°38′32″N 70°56′48″W / 41.642273°N 70.946751°W / 41.642273; -70.946751Coordinates: 41°38′32″N 70°56′48″W / 41.642273°N 70.946751°W / 41.642273; -70.946751
Tenants
New Bedford Bay Sox (NECBL) (2009–present)

Paul Walsh Field is a multi-purpose sports facility located in New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA. The field is part of the athletic faciities of nearby New Bedford High School. Its primary use is for baseball. Specifically, it serves as the home of the New Bedford Bay Sox of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, a collegiate summer baseball league.[1] The Bay Sox hold a non-exclusive contract for usage of the field, allowing for interscholastic sporting events to continue to be played at the facility.[2]

Arsenic Issue[edit]

In the summer of 2008 arsenic was discovered on both of the facility's baseball diamonds. While the arsenic was found in moderate amounts, officials did not believe it posed immediate danger to the public. It is believed the arsenic levels stem back to the location's industrial usage during the 1960s.[3] Remediation of the field, involving the replacing of arsenic-poisoned grass and soil, began in November 2008.[4]

Bay Sox Attendance[edit]

The following is a list of New Bedford Bay Sox attendance figures since the team began playing at Paul Walsh Field in 2009.

Season Game Avg. Season Total Lge. Rk.
2009[5] 1,128 23,700 5th
2010[6] 371 7,412 9th
2011[7] 1,046 20,925 5th
2012[8] 247 5,182 10th

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "New Bedford Lands New England Collegiate Baseball League Team" at nbbaysox.com [1] URL accessed December 31, 2008
  2. ^ "City reaches deal with baseball team" at SouthCoastToday.com [2] URL accessed December 31, 2008.
  3. ^ "Arsenic found in Paul Walsh Field soil" at SouthCoastToday.com [3] URL accessed December 31, 2008
  4. ^ "Cleanup of Walsh Field begins" at SouthCoastToday.com [4] URL accessed December 31, 2008
  5. ^ Team Statistics 2009 at necbl.com, URL accessed August 1, 2009
  6. ^ "2010 NECBL Season – Attendance". NECBL.com. Archived from the original on February 15, 2012. Retrieved February 15, 2012. 
  7. ^ "2011 NECBL Season – Attendance". NECBL.com. Archived from the original on February 15, 2012. Retrieved February 15, 2012. 
  8. ^ "2012 NECBL Season – Attendance". NECBL.com. Archived from the original on 2012-08-05. Retrieved August 5, 2012.