|Sam Suplizio Field|
|Location||12th Street and North Avenue Grand Junction, Colorado|
|Owner||City of Grand Junction|
|Field dimensions||Left Foul Line: 302
Right Foul Line: 330
|Colorado Mesa University (1949-present)
Mesa County School District 51 High School Baseball (1958-present)
JUCO Baseball World Series (1958-present)
Grand Junction Rockies (2012-present)
Sam Suplizio Field is a stadium in Grand Junction, Colorado, United States. It is named after former Denver Bears right fielder, New York Yankees prospect and MLB Coach Sam Suplizio. Suplizio Field is currently home of the Rookie-level Grand Junction Rockies of the Pioneer League.
The stadium is located just northeast of downtown Grand Junction in Lincoln Park. The ballpark is adjacent on its west side to Ralph Stocker Stadium. Suplizio Field is the primary home for Colorado Mesa University and local high school baseball, and has been the home of the Junior College World Series since 1958.
In June 2011, both Suplizio Field and Ralph Stocker Stadium underwent an $8.3 million renovation project to replace the aging original concrete bleacher section along the first base line at Suplizio, along with the original bleacher section and press box on the west side of adjoining Ralph Stocker Stadium, with a new section that includes new seating for both venues as well as a new two story press box and handicapped accessible mezzanine level which was ready for use by May 2012.
With the new upgrades, it now holds over 12,000 people. The original stadium had only the bleachers behind the first base dugout, but now the bleachers have been extended from behind home plate to the left field foul pole. Extra sections have been added down the right field line and in left center field.
- Colorado Field of the Year in 2009 by Colorado Sports Turf Mangers Association
- Facilities at mesamavs.com, URL accessed November 15, 2009. Archived 11/15/09
- Sam Suplizio at dondennisfamily.com, URL accessed November 15, 2009. Archived 11/15/09
- No. 1 Howard Inches Closer to Undefeated Season at njcaa.org, URL accessed November 15, 2009. Archived 11/15/09