Thomas Stadium

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Thomas Stadium
"The Thom"
Location State of Franklin Road and University Parkway, Johnson City, Tennessee, USA[1]
Coordinates 36°18′36″N 82°21′51″W / 36.310024°N 82.364218°W / 36.310024; -82.364218Coordinates: 36°18′36″N 82°21′51″W / 36.310024°N 82.364218°W / 36.310024; -82.364218
Owner East Tennessee State University
Operator East Tennessee State University
Capacity 1,000
Record attendance 1,752 (4/9/2013 vs. Tennessee)
Field size Left field: 325 feet (99 m)
Left center field: 370 feet (110 m)
Center field: 400 feet (120 m)
Right center field: 370 feet (110 m)
Right field: 325 feet (99 m)
Surface FieldTurf
Scoreboard Lighthouse LED videoboard by TS Sports
Construction
Built 2011-2012
Opened Fri., February 17, 2012 (playing field)
Fri., February 15, 2013 (stadium)
Architect Ken Ross Architects
Tenants
East Tennessee State Buccaneers baseball (SoCon) (2012-present)
This article is about the East Tennessee State University baseball venue, located in Johnson City, Tennessee. For the Leesburg, Florida, baseball venue, see Pat Thomas Stadium.

Thomas Stadium is a baseball venue in Johnson City, Tennessee, United States. It is home to the East Tennessee State Buccaneers baseball team of the NCAA Division I Southern Conference. Opened in 2012, the facility has a listed capacity of 1,000 spectators.[2] Features of the stadium include an LED video board, a FieldTurf playing surface, stadium lighting, berm seating, concessions, and restrooms.[3] The stadium replaced Howard Johnson Field as the home of East Tennessee State's baseball program.[4]

The playing field at Thomas Stadium opened on February 17, 2012, when East Tennessee State defeated Eastern Kentucky 8-3 in front of 327 spectators.[5] The stadium itself opened on February 15, 2013 with a 6-4 loss to Penn State with 910 in attendance.[6] The largest crowd to fill the stadium occurred on April 9, 2013, when 1,752 fans attended the Bucs' game versus Tennessee.[7]

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  1. ^ "ETSU Baseball: 2012 Quick Facts and Team Information". ETSUBucs.com. Archived from the original on 2012-03-11. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Facilities". ETSUBucs.com. Archived from the original on July 16, 2013. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Facilities". ETSUBucs.com. Archived from the original on 2012-03-11. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Walton, Brian. "No Long-term Solution for Substandard Johnson City Ballpark". The Cardinal Nation Blog. Archived from the original on 2011-03-11. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "ETSU Opens Thomas Stadium with 8-3 Victory over Eastern Kentucky". ETSUBucs.com. 17 February 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-03-11. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Freeman Homers Twice, but Bucs Fall to Penn State". ETSUBucs.com. East Tennessee State Sports Information. February 15, 2013. Archived from the original on July 16, 2013. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Vols Beat ETSU in Front of Sellout Johnson City Crowd". TimesNews.com. April 10, 2013. Archived from the original on July 16, 2013. Retrieved July 16, 2013.