Shipley Field

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Shipley Field
Shipley Field, as viewed from Byrd Stadium, October 2013
Location College Park, Maryland, USA
Coordinates 38°59′21″N 76°56′39″W / 38.98917°N 76.94417°W / 38.98917; -76.94417Coordinates: 38°59′21″N 76°56′39″W / 38.98917°N 76.94417°W / 38.98917; -76.94417
Owner University of Maryland, College Park
Capacity 2,500
Field size Left Field - 324 ft
Center Field - 362 ft
Right Field - 324 ft
Surface Infield - Sportexe Synthetic Turf, Outfield - Bermuda Grass
Opened 1965
Tenants
Maryland Terrapins baseball (NCAA) (1965–)
Bowie Baysox (1994)
College Park Bombers (2009)

Shipley Field at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium is a baseball stadium in College Park, Maryland. It has served as the home field of the Maryland Terrapins baseball team at the University of Maryland since 1965. Shipley Field was formerly the home of the College Park Bombers of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Collegiate Baseball League,[1] and was also used as a baseball venue by the Bowie Baysox during the 1994 season.[2]

The stadium holds 2,500 people and opened in 1965. It is named after former Maryland baseball coach, Burton Shipley.[3] In 2004, a new artificial turf replaced an older turf installation in the stadium's infield, and improvements were made to the under field drainage system.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Cal Ripken, Sr. Collegiate Baseball League Ballparks at ripkenscollegebaseball.org, URL accessed October 24, 2009. Archived 10/24/09
  2. ^ Baysox eye home away from home, The Baltimore Sun, February 24, 1994.
  3. ^ SHIPLEY FIELD at umterps.com, URL accessed October 24, 2009. Archived 10/24/09
  4. ^ "Colleges & Universities - University of Maryland; College Park, Maryland". Lloyd Civil & Sports Engineering. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 

External Links[edit]

Shipley Field at umterps.com