Pete Taylor Park

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Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field
The Pete
Owner University of Southern Mississippi
Operator University of Southern Mississippi
Capacity 5,036
Field size Left Field: 340 feet (100 m)
Center Field: 400 feet (120 m)
Right Field: 340 feet (100 m)
Surface Natural grass
Opened February 19, 1985
Tenants
Southern Miss Golden Eagles baseball (NCAA D1 C-USA)
C-USA Tournament (1996, 2005, 2009, 2014)
Metro Tournament (1990)

Pete Taylor Park is a baseball stadium located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, that is home to the Southern Miss Golden Eagles baseball team.[1]

In 2011, Southern Miss announced the expansion of Pete Taylor Park. The plans include adding an additional 1,358 seats and expanding the seating capacity to 5,036. The expansion was completed for the start of the 2012 season.[2]

Events[edit]

The park hosted the 1996, 2005, and 2009 Conference USA Baseball Tournaments. They will also host the tournament in 2014. [3]

The park also hosted the 1990 Metro Conference Baseball Tournament.[4]

Attendance[edit]

In 2013, the Golden Eagles ranked 17th among Division I baseball programs in attendance, averaging 3,147 per home game.[5]

Top baseball crowds at Pete Taylor Park[edit]

Rank Attendance Opponent Date
1 5,689 Ole Miss 3/30/11
2 5,658 LSU 4/9/08
3 5,377 Ole Miss 4/5/05
4 5,177 Mississippi State 4/26/06
5 5,132 Ole Miss 4/11/07
6 4,770 Mississippi State 4/25/06
7 4,760 Mississippi State 4/7/04
8 4,705 Ole Miss 4/22/09
9 4,673 Ole Miss 3/23/04
10 4,601 Baylor 6/1/03
11 4,553 Southern 5/30/03
12 4,551 Mississippi State 5/18/10
13 4,526 Ole Miss 5/14/13
14 4,525 Mississippi State 4/22/08
15 4,464 Mississippi State 4/23/08

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pete Taylor Park at southernmiss.cstv.com, URL accessed October 24, 2009. Archived 10/24/09
  2. ^ Foley, Brian (January 30, 2011). "Southern Miss Announces Expansion Plans for Pete Taylor Park". College Baseball Daily. Archived from the original on 2011-08-28. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "2012 Conference USA Baseball Media Guide". pp. 75–93. Archived from the original on 2012-06-21. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  4. ^ 2014 Media Guide. Louisville Cardinals. p. 140. Retrieved May 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ 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. 

Coordinates: 31°20′0″N 89°20′17″W / 31.33333°N 89.33806°W / 31.33333; -89.33806