Sprenger Stadium

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Sprenger Stadium
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Exterior view in 2010
Former names All Pro Freight Stadium (2009-2017)
Location 2009 Baseball Boulevard
Avon, Ohio 44011
United States
Owner Avon Ballpark LLC
Capacity 5,000+
Construction
Broke ground July 1, 2008
Opened June 2, 2009
Construction cost $12.1 million
Architect OSports - Osborn Sports and Recreation Architecture
Structural engineer Osborn Engineering
General contractor Infinity Group
Tenants
Lake Erie Crushers (FL) (2009-present)
Cleveland State Vikings (NCAA) (2010–2011)

Sprenger Stadium is a baseball park in Avon, Ohio, United States. It is the home of the Lake Erie Crushers, a Frontier League team that began play in 2009. The ballpark has a capacity of 5,000 people and opened on June 2, 2009, with the Crushers defeating the Windy City Thunderbolts, 5-2. The naming rights to the ballpark are owned by the small family-owned nursing facility, Sprenger Health Care Systems, headquartered in Lorain, Ohio. The ballpark was previously known as All Pro Freight Stadium until January 2017.[1]

Other uses[edit]

Seating and field, 2010

Cleveland State baseball[edit]

The Cleveland State Vikings baseball team played home games at the ballpark for the 2010 and 2011 seasons. After the 2011 season, however, Cleveland State dropped its baseball program.[2][3]

Mid-American Conference Tournament[edit]

Since 2012, the ballpark has hosted the Mid-American Conference Baseball Tournament, held in late May. The top eight teams in the MAC earn berths to the tournament, which uses a double-elimination format over five days. The winner of the tournament earns the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lake Erie Crushers announce new stadium name". WKYC. January 4, 2017. Retrieved January 4, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Vikings To Play Home Baseball Games at All Pro Freight Stadium". CSUVikings.com. October 10, 2009. Retrieved January 4, 2017. 
  3. ^ http://www.lakeeriecrushers.com/news/default/1/7/
  4. ^ "2011-12 Champ Dates". MAC Sports. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 

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Coordinates: 41°27′49″N 82°03′31″W / 41.463730°N 82.058473°W / 41.463730; -82.058473