State Mutual Stadium

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State Mutual Stadium
RomeBraves.jpg
Location 755 Braves Boulevard
Rome, GA 30161
Coordinates 34°17′9″N 85°10′2″W / 34.28583°N 85.16722°W / 34.28583; -85.16722Coordinates: 34°17′9″N 85°10′2″W / 34.28583°N 85.16722°W / 34.28583; -85.16722
Owner City of Rome
Operator Rome Baseball Club
Capacity 5,105
Field size Left Field: 335 feet
Center Field: 401 feet
Right Field: 330 feet
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground April 16, 2002[1]
Opened April 6, 2003[6]
Construction cost $19 million[2]
($24.4 million in 2014 dollars[3])
Architect Brisbin Brook Beynon, Ltd.
Services engineer Mulvey & Banani International Inc.[4]
General contractor H&M Construction[5]
Tenants
Rome Braves (SAL) (2003-present)

State Mutual Stadium has been the home of the Rome Braves of the South Atlantic League since its completion in April of 2003. The facility seats 5,105 people.

Naming Rights[edit]

The naming rights were sold to Rome-based State Mutual Insurance Company on February 28, 2003.[7] The terms of the agreement were $250,000 for 18 years.[8]

Features[edit]

The stadium contains 14 luxury suites, a full-service restaurant, and a group pavilion. The playing field dimensions are a mirror of the parent club's Turner Field, which is a mere 70 miles (110 km) away.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bowen, Kevin (April 17, 2002). "Rome Breaks Ground for New Braves Staddium". Calhoun Times and Gordon County News. Retrieved March 8, 2014. 
  2. ^ Partain, Pam (November 1, 2003). "New Home of the Braves". Georgia Trend. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  4. ^ Swedberg, Claire (November 1, 2004). "Home of the Braves". Electrical Contractor Magazine. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Institutional". H&M Construction. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 
  6. ^ Bowen, Kevin (April 4, 2003). "Open House to Show Off Stadium". Rome News-Tribune. p. 8A. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  7. ^ Bowen, Kevin (March 4, 2003). "County Asks Stadium Name Costs". Rome News-Tribune. p. 1. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  8. ^ Bowen, Kevin (July 1, 2003). "Stadium Numbers Released". Rome News-Tribune. p. 1. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 

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