The Ballpark at Jackson

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The Ballpark at Jackson
"The Big Chip"
PringlesPark.jpg
Former names Pringles Park (1998–2012)
Location 4 Fun Place
Jackson, TN 38305
Coordinates 35°40′34.29″N 88°46′9.49″W / 35.6761917°N 88.7693028°W / 35.6761917; -88.7693028Coordinates: 35°40′34.29″N 88°46′9.49″W / 35.6761917°N 88.7693028°W / 35.6761917; -88.7693028
Owner The City of Jackson
Operator Jackson Baseball Club LP
Capacity 6,000
Field size Left Field: 310 feet (94 m)
Center Field: 395 feet (120 m)
Right Field: 320 feet (98 m)
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground 1997
Opened April 16, 1998[1]
Construction cost $8 million[1]
($11.6 million in 2014 dollars[2])
Architect Heery International[1]
General contractor Henson Construction Services[1]
Tenants
Jackson Generals (SL) (1998–present)
Southern League All-Star Game (1999, 2011)
OVC Tournament (2010–2012)
Pringles Park entrance sign.

The Ballpark at Jackson is a 6,000 seat minor league baseball stadium located in Jackson, Tennessee, United States. It opened in 1998.

The Ballpark at Jackson was built by the municipal government of Jackson, Tennessee and is the home of the Jackson Generals of the Southern League. The Generals are the Class AA affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. The stadium is located east of downtown Jackson and is visible from Interstate 40.

History[edit]

Naming Rights[edit]

From its opening until November 1, 2012, The Ballpark at Jackson was known as Pringles Park, due to a naming rights agreement with Procter & Gamble, then-owners of the Pringles brand, which has a factory in Jackson. In 2012, the Pringles brand was sold to Kellogg Company. Kellogg's opted not to renew the naming rights agreement, and the name was changed to The Ballpark at Jackson for the 2013 season.[3]

Notable Events[edit]

The Ballpark at Jackson has hosted the 1999 and 2011 Southern League All-Star Games and the 2010, 2011, and 2012 Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Tournament.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Knight, Graham. "The Ballpark at Jackson". Baseball Pilgrimages. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  3. ^ "Pringles Park Name to Change". The Jackson Sun. December 3, 2012. Retrieved December 5, 2012. 
  4. ^ "2012 Baseball Championships". Ohio Valley Conference. Archived from the original on February 12, 2012. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 

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