Tomlinson Stadium–Kell Field

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Tomlinson Stadium–Kell Field
Kell Field
Full name J.A. "Ike" Tomlinson Stadium–Kell Field
Location 208 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA
Coordinates 35°50′33″N 90°40′07″W / 35.842523°N 90.668492°W / 35.842523; -90.668492Coordinates: 35°50′33″N 90°40′07″W / 35.842523°N 90.668492°W / 35.842523; -90.668492
Owner Arkansas State University
Operator Arkansas State University
Capacity 1,000
Record attendance 1,143 5/13/14 vs Ole Miss
Field size 335 ft. (LF, RF), 370 ft. (LCF, RCF), 400 ft. (CF)
Surface Natural grass
Scoreboard Electronic
Construction
Built 1992
Opened January 1, 1993
Renovated 1996, 2003, 2007, 2008
Tenants
Arkansas State Red Wolves baseball (1993-present)

Tomlinson Stadium–Kell Field is a baseball venue located in Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA. It has been home to the Arkansas State Red Wolves college baseball team of the Division I Sun Belt Conference since 1993.[1] The venue has a capacity of 1,000 people.[2]

The stadium is named after former Arkansas State baseball coach and athletic director J.A. "Ike" Tomlinson, who coached ASU baseball from 1944-1976. His tenure set a record for longest-serving athletic coach in Arkansas State history which still stands today. The field is named after brothers George and Skeeter Kell, both of whom played baseball at Arkansas State and went on to play in the Major Leagues.[1]

In 1996, lights were added at the facility, allowing night games to be played there for the first time. In 2003, a new batter's eye was constructed past the center field fence.[1] A deck and picnic area, Barton's Baseball Deck, was added in 2007. In 2008, new chairback and handicap seats were added behind home plate, moving the backstop closer to the field.[3]

A record 1,143 people attended Arkansas State's May 13, 2014, game against the Ole Miss Rebels.[3] The Rebels defeated Arkansas State 16-9.

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  1. ^ a b c Tomlinson Stadium—Kell Field at admin.xosn.com, URL accessed June 25, 2010. Archived 06-25-10
  2. ^ Tomlinson Stadium at Kell Field at thebaseballcube.com, URL accessed June 25, 2010. Archived 06-25-10
  3. ^ a b J.A. “Ike” Tomlinson Stadium at ballparks.baseballyakker.com, URL accessed June 25, 2010. [ Archived] 06-25-10