Adelanto Stadium

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Adelanto Stadium
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Maverick Stadium
Former namesMaverick Stadium (1991–2006)
Stater Bros. Stadium (2007–2014)
Heritage Field at Maverick Stadium (2015–2016)
Location12000 Stadium Way
Adelanto, CA 92301
Coordinates34°33′17″N 117°24′06″W / 34.554843°N 117.401758°W / 34.554843; -117.401758Coordinates: 34°33′17″N 117°24′06″W / 34.554843°N 117.401758°W / 34.554843; -117.401758
OwnerCity of Adelanto
OperatorCity of Adelanto
Capacity3,808 permanent stadium seats plus grass seating
Field sizeLeft Field: 340 feet
Center Field: 401 feet
Right Field: 340 feet
Backstop: 50 feet
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke groundOctober 1990
OpenedApril 23, 1991
Construction cost$6.5 million
($12.2 million in 2019 dollars[1])
ArchitectHNTB[2]
Services engineerEquitySpec Consulting Engineers[3]
Tenants
High Desert Mavericks (CL) (1991–2016)
High Desert Yardbirds (PL) (2017–2019)
High Desert Elite FC (NPSL) (2019–)

Adelanto Stadium is a stadium in Adelanto, California. It is primarily used for baseball and is currently the home field of the High Desert Yardbirds Pecos Independent league baseball team. It holds 3,808 people.

History[edit]

It was built in 1991, when the High Desert Mavericks came to the area. Mavericks Stadium, a city-owned $6.5 million facility, opened on April 23, 1991. The green of the baseball diamond sharply contrasts the surrounding desert landscape.

Fan support in the High Desert was a Minor League success story in their first year. In 1991, the Mavericks became the first team in the California League to draw over 200,000 fans in one season. In 1996, the Mavericks drew their one-millionth fan, becoming one of the fastest teams to reach that milestone.

It is known as an extraordinarily hitter-friendly ballpark.[4]

The Mavericks' Luke Tendler hit the final California League home run in Heritage Field at Maverick Stadium and the Mavericks history with a solo shot in the bottom of the 8th inning on September 17, 2016. The 7 - 4 victory over the Visalia Rawhide was the Mavericks final game in the stadium, as the team was contracted out after the season.[5]

The attendance for the final game ever played at Heritage Field at Maverick Stadium was 1,991. 1991 was also the same year that the Mavericks began play.[6]

It was reported that Heritage Field at Maverick Stadium was trashed, with about $10,000 in damages done to the stadium after the Mavericks final game on September 17, 2016. Adelanto Mayor Rich Kerr called it a “petulant act of vandalism,” and it included damages to the Mavericks locker room, field and concourse.[7]

After the California League contracted the league to eight teams by eliminating the High Desert Mavericks (along with the Bakersfield Blaze) at the end of the 2016 season, the City of Adelanto struck a deal with the San Bernardino County Fair (28th District Agricultural Association) to manage and market the stadium. That contract lasted one year and was not renewed at the end of 2017. In February 2018 the city council voted to retain control of the stadium and hired a contract employee to manage day to day operations on behalf of the city. [8]

Naming rights[edit]

For the stadium's first 16 years, it was called Mavericks Stadium. It received its Stater Bros. Stadium name in 2007 when Stater Bros., a supermarket chain based in San Bernardino bought the naming rights. In 2014, it was renamed Heritage Field at Stater Bros. Stadium when a naming-rights deal was signed between the Mavericks and the Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group. In 2015, the name was updated to Heritage Field at Maverick Stadium.[9] With the Mavericks leaving at the end of the 2016 season, the facility is now simply called Adelanto Stadium

References[edit]

  1. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  2. ^ Fletcher, Jeff; Chandler, John (July 26, 1995). "Lancaster OKs Baseball Stadium: Sports: Council Approves $10-million Project to Bring Riverside Minor League Team to Antelope Valley". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 15, 2012.
  3. ^ "Maverick Stadium". EquitySpec Consulting Engineers. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
  4. ^ Glaser, Kyle (August 12, 2011). "Reed Masterfully Mows Down Ports". Daily Press. Victorville, CA. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
  5. ^ Reports, Staff (September 17, 2016). "High Desert Mavericks finish history in style, with California League championship". dailybulletin.com. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  6. ^ Reports, Staff (September 17, 2016). "High Desert Mavericks finish history in style, with California League championship". dailybulletin.com. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  7. ^ De La Cruz, Rene Ray (September 19, 2016). "Adelanto officials, Mavericks management clash over 'thrashed' stadium". vvdailypress.com. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  8. ^ Johnson, Shea (November 16, 2017). "High hopes turn sour: Adelanto will end relationship with Fair for stadium management". vvdailypress.com. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  9. ^ "New for 2014: Heritage Field at Stater Bros. Stadium". Ballpark Digest. April 3, 2014. Archived from the original on September 6, 2014. Retrieved April 5, 2014.

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