QuikTrip Park

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Coordinates: 32°46′06″N 96°59′11″W / 32.768219°N 96.98635°W / 32.768219; -96.98635

QuikTrip Park
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QuikTrip Park - Aug 16, 2008
Location 1600 Lonestar Pkwy
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Owner City of Grand Prairie
Operator Grand Prairie Professional Baseball, LP
Capacity 5,445 Baseball(2008)
6,000+ Football (2009)
Field size Left Field - 330 ft (100.58 m)
Center Field - 397 ft (121.0 m)
Right Field - 330 ft (100.58 m)
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground May 31, 2007
Opened May 16, 2008
Construction cost $20 Million USD
($21.9 million in 2015 dollars[1])
Architect SPARKS Sports, a division of Crafton Tull Sparks
Tenants
Grand Prairie AirHogs (American Association) (2008-present)
Dallas Desire (LFL) (2009)

QuikTrip Park is a stadium built in Grand Prairie, Texas for the American Association's Grand Prairie AirHogs. It is primarily used for baseball and was the home of the Grand Prairie AirHogs and the Dallas Desire of the Lingerie Football League for the 2009 season.

The ballpark has a capacity of 5,445 people for baseball games and opened in May 2008.[2] It is named for QuikTrip, a Tulsa-based chain of convenience stores.

In 2015 the city of Grand Prairie, Texas will pay off the debt to build QuikTrip Park.

In addition to Baseball and Football, the park plays host to various other concerts and events throughout the year.

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Grand Prairie AirHogs[edit]

Main article: Grand Prairie AirHogs

The park was built for the Grand Prairie AirHogs of the American Association in 2007. They began play in May 2008 and finished their inaugural season with a final record of 56-40, also winning the Southern Division title before falling to the Sioux Falls Canaries in the finals.

Dallas Desire[edit]

Main article: Dallas Desire

The Dallas Desire are one of two teams that were introduced to the women's Lingerie Football League in 2004. The Dallas Desire was defeated by Los Angeles Temptation in the Western Final with a score of 36-68 at Lingerie Bowl II in 2005 and again at Lingerie Bowl III in 2006. The team has never managed to reach the Finals. They will play two home games of their 2009 season at QuikTrip Park. The Dallas Desire moved to the Cotton Bowl for the 2010 season.

American Association All-Star Game[edit]

The Grand Prairie AirHogs will host the 2009 American Association All-Star Game at their home field, Quik Trip Park, on July 21, 2009. The All-Star festivities will begin on Monday, July 20, 2009 with a banquet for the North and South division All-Stars, Scheduled to be held in the locker room of the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington. The All Star Game itself will be held on Tuesday, July 21, 2009- with Gates Opening at 3 p.m. in time to allow fans to witness both the North and South division teams have batting practice before the Home Run Derby set at 5:30 p.m. The Pre-Game ceremonies begin at 7 p.m. with the First Pitch being thrown by 7:30 p.m.[3]

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Events and tenants
Preceded by
Midway Stadium
Host of the AAB All-Star Game
QuikTrip Park

2009
Succeeded by
Lawrence-Dumont Stadium

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