Taylor Stadium

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For the original Lehigh University football stadium, see Taylor Stadium (Lehigh).
Taylor Stadium
Mizzou taylor stadium.jpg
Full name Ralph and Debbie Taylor/Phi Delta Theta Stadium at Simmons Field
Location Columbia, Missouri
Owner University of Missouri
Capacity 3,031 (2002-present)
Field size

Left Field - 340 feet (104 m)
Center Field - 400 feet (122 m)

Right Field - 340 feet (104 m)
Surface Kentucky Bluegrass (OF) and Baby Bermuda (IF)
Construction
Broke ground June 1999
Opened 2002
Renovated 2010
Architect Peckham & Wright Architects Inc.
General contractor Crawford Construction Inc.
Tenants
Missouri Tigers (NCAA) (2002-present)
Mid-Missouri Mavericks (Frontier League) (2003-2005)
Website
www.mutigers.com/facilities/fac-taylor-field-bb.html

Ralph and Debbie Taylor Stadium at Simmons Field (also Taylor Stadium at Simmons Field) is a baseball stadium in Columbia, Missouri. It is the home field of the University of Missouri baseball team. It was also the home of the defunct Mid-Missouri Mavericks minor league baseball team of the Frontier League.

It originally opened in 2002 and holds 3,031 people. The stadium was named for Ralph Taylor (a Mizzou alumnus) and his wife Debbie, who gave $1 million to build the stadium.

Prior to the 2010 season, renovations were completed that included an indoor facility that houses batting cages, two dirt pitching mounds, a team meeting room and a conference room, a new videoboard and scoreboard, a larger home bullpen, a renovated visitors bullpen, new railings in front of each of the dugouts, padded outfield walls, a brick wall that outlines foul territory, and new signage on Devine Pavilion that recognized Mizzou's retired numbers and the Tigers' NCAA postseason appearances.[1]

Future renovation plans call for a new home clubhouse/locker room and coaches offices along the left-field foul line and additional seating along the right-field line.[2] The renovations will be completed as part of a $102 million project to renovate Missouri's facilities for its move to the Southeastern Conference.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Renovation of Taylor Stadium Nears Completion". mutigers.com. March 3, 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Nestor, Matt (August 30, 2009). "Taylor Stadium gets makeover". Columbia Daily Tribune. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Foley, Brian (27 June 2012). "Missouri Announces Facility Improvements". CollegeBaseballDaily.com. CBD News Source. Archived from the original on 2012-06-27. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 

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Coordinates: 38°56′08″N 92°20′19″W / 38.93557°N 92.33860°W / 38.93557; -92.33860