The seating area of the stadium
|Former names||Rancho Cucamonga Stadium
City of Rancho Cucamonga Epicenter Entertainment & Sports Complex (until 2013)
|Location||8408 Rochester Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
|Broke ground||November 14, 1991|
|Opened||April 3, 1993|
|Owner||City of Rancho Cucamonga|
|Operator||City of Rancho Cucamonga|
|Construction cost||$20 million
($32.7 million in 2014 dollars)
|General contractor||Bernards Brothers, Inc.|
|Capacity||6,588 permanent stadium seats|
|Field dimensions||Left Field - 326 ft
Left-Center Power Alley - 370 ft
Center Field - 373 ft
Right-Center Power Alley - 320 ft
Right Field - 297 ft
Backstop - 50 ft
|Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (1993-present)|
LoanMart Field (previously known as the City of Rancho Cucamonga Epicenter Entertainment & Sports Complex, or The Rancho Cucamonga Epicenter for short) is a stadium in Rancho Cucamonga, California. It is primarily used for baseball and is the home field of the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes minor league baseball team. It was opened on April 3, 1993 and has a seating capacity of 6,588 people.
In 1992, the San Bernardino Spirit were playing at Fiscalini Field, when it was announced that a new ballpark would be built in Rancho Cucamonga for over $20 million. At the time, this was a large amount of money to spend on a new minor league ballpark. The Spirit jumped at the chance to play in this new ballpark and moved in 1993, switching their affiliation from the Seattle Mariners to the San Diego Padres.
Construction for the stadium began on November 14, 1991 and was completed in time for the start of the 1993 season.
On April 3, 2013, it was announced that non-traditional direct lending chain LoanMart had signed a ten-year naming rights deal, renaming the ballpark LoanMart Field in the process.
Between the 2008 and 2009 seasons, the existing seats were replaced, with the old seats recycled, sealing all the cracks and holes in the concrete around the entire stadium, and installing the new and improved seats into place. There are no changes in the capacity for the stadium. However, the numbers on the first base side (sections 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15) are numbered different than before. The sections now have the number one on the right when facing the field and the largest number of the row on the left when facing the field.
The new seats are navy blue and are equipped with a cup holder for each seat. The lower levels, Super Box and Field Box, are now padded.
Prior to the 2012 season, the stadium's home and away clubhouses underwent major renovations to meet Minor League Baseball standards. The home clubhouse was re-named the Tommy Lasorda Clubhouse on March 28, 2013, before the start of a special exhibition game between the Quakes and their MLB affiliate, the Los Angeles Dodgers.
During the offseason leading up to the 2013 season, the stadium's left field bleachers were removed in favor of the Batting Cage Terrace, where fans can watch players take batting practice in an open batting cage adjacent to the home bullpen. During the games, fans have the opportunity to take abbreviated batting practice rotations.
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