Spring Mobile Ballpark
|Spring Mobile Ballpark|
|Former names||Franklin Covey Field
Franklin Quest Field
|Location||1365 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
|Broke ground||May 19, 1993|
|Opened||April 9, 1994|
|Owner||City of Salt Lake City|
|Operator||Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment Group|
|Construction cost||$23 million
($36.2 million in 2013 dollars)
Valentiner, Crane, Brunjes & Onyon
|Structural engineer||H/T Engineers, Inc.|
|Services engineer||Bredson & Associates, Inc.|
|General contractor||Sahara Construction|
|Field dimensions||Left Field - 345 ft
Center Field - 420 ft
Right Field - 315 ft
|Salt Lake Bees (PCL) (1994-present)
Utah Utes baseball (Pac-12)
Spring Mobile Ballpark (formerly known as Franklin Quest Field, and later Franklin Covey Field) is a baseball park in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is primarily used for baseball, and is the home field of the Salt Lake Bees minor league baseball team and hosts several University of Utah baseball games each year. The stadium is located on the site of old Derks Field, Salt Lake City's former minor league ballpark. Spring Mobile Ballpark was built in 1994 with a capacity of 15,411 people, which is the largest seating capacity in the Pacific Coast League.
In its inaugural season, the Buzz set a PCL attendance record with 713,224 fans. The team led the PCL in attendance in each of its first six seasons in Salt Lake. The largest crowd at the ballpark occurred on July 22, 2000 against the Albuquerque Dukes with a crowd of 16,531 spectators.
Besides hosting the Salt Lake Bees, Spring Mobile Ballpark has played host to two exhibition games featuring the Minnesota Twins, the 1996 and 2011 Triple-A All Star Game, concerts, soccer matches, and high school and college baseball games, including a Mountain West Conference tournament.
The ballpark contains 24 luxury suites on the third level along with two private party patios.
When the ballpark first opened in 1994, it was called Franklin Quest Field, which the Franklin Quest Company paid $1.4 million for 15 years for the naming rights in the summer of 1993. It changed its name to Franklin Covey Field in 1997 after Franklin Quest merged with the Covey Leadership Center, becoming FranklinCovey.
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- Spring Mobile Ballpark
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|Events and tenants|
|Home of the
Salt Lake Bees
1994 – present