Reese Smith Jr. Field

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Reese Smith Jr. Field
Location Murfreesboro, TN
Coordinates 35°51′03″N 86°21′59″W / 35.85087°N 86.366454°W / 35.85087; -86.366454Coordinates: 35°51′03″N 86°21′59″W / 35.85087°N 86.366454°W / 35.85087; -86.366454
Capacity 2,600
Field size 330 ft. (lines), 365 ft. (gaps), 390 ft. (CF)
Scoreboard Electronic
Construction
Built 1979
Renovated 1989
Tenants
Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders baseball (1979-present)

Reese Smith Jr. Field is a baseball venue located on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA. It is home to the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders baseball team, a member of the Division I Conference USA. The park was built in 1979 and has a capacity of 2,600 people. It was renovated in 1989.[1]

The field is named after Reese Smith, Jr., a former baseball player at Middle Tennessee. The field was officially dedicated to him on April 12, 1983.[1]

Renovations/Features[edit]

In 1989, the field was significantly renovated. Seating capacity was increased to its current 2,600. Additionally, new backstops and fences were constructed.[1]

Other features of the field include a press box, concessions, bullpens, hitting cages, and an underground sprinkler system.[1]

In 1998, the Stephen B. Smith Clubhouse and Indoor Training Facility was built. The facility features a lounge, trophy case, lockers, indoor training area, and coaches' offices. It is attached to the field itself with a brick and iron fence.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Reese Smith Jr. Field at goblueraiders.com, URL accessed December 21, 2009. Archived 12/21/09