UNCG Baseball Stadium

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UNCG Baseball Stadium
Full name University of North Carolina at Greensboro Baseball Stadium
Location Kenilworth Street and Theta Street, Greensboro, NC, USA
Coordinates 36°04′02″N 79°48′49″W / 36.067309°N 79.813721°W / 36.067309; -79.813721Coordinates: 36°04′02″N 79°48′49″W / 36.067309°N 79.813721°W / 36.067309; -79.813721
Owner University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Operator University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Capacity 3,500 (889 permanent seats)
Acreage 13 acres (53,000 m2)
Surface Natural grass
Scoreboard Electronic
Construction
Built 1999
Opened February 12, 1999
Renovated 2008
Tenants
UNC Greensboro Spartans baseball (NCAA DI SoCon)
(1999-present)

UNCG Baseball Stadium is a baseball venue located in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA. It is home to the UNC Greensboro Spartans college baseball team of the Division I Southern Conference. It has a capacity of 3,500 spectators and opened in 1999.[1]

The venue opened on February 12, 1999,[2] for a game against George Washington. The game was played in front of a crowd of 1,835 spectators.[1]

Features[edit]

The facility encompasses 10,000 square feet (930 m2) of space on approximately 13 acres (53,000 m2) of land. It cost $5.4 million to build.[1]

Features of the venue include a press box, PA system, concessions, offices, lights, a drainage system, dugouts, and a scoreboard. 889 permanent seats and additional berm seating make up a seating capacity of approximately 3,500.[1]

Renovations[edit]

In 2006, a new scoreboard was installed at the stadium. It includes a videoboard, which shows live statistics during games.[1]

Praise[edit]

In 2012, John Manuel of Baseball America called the stadium "one of the best mid-major ballparks in the Southeast."[3] In the same year, writer Eric Sorenson ranked the stadium the second best small venue in Division I baseball.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e UNCG Baseball Stadium at uncgspartans.com, URL accessed December 22, 2010. Archived 12-22-2010
  2. ^ UNCG Dedicates New Baseball Stadium by Bill Hass at nl.newsbank.com, URL accessed December 22, 2010. Archived 12-22-2010
  3. ^ Manuel, John (28 May 2012). "UNC Greensboro Fires Mike Gaski". BaseballAmerica.com. Archived from the original on 2012-06-04. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Sorenson, Eric (5 October 2012). "Distiller's Dozen - The "Hey, Nice Stadium" Edition". CollegeBaseballToday.com. Archived from the original on 14 December 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2012.