Bowen Field at Peters Park

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Bowen Field at Peters Park
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Location 2003 Stadium Dr., Bluefield, VA 24701-3325
Operator City of Bluefield, WV
Capacity 3000
Field size Left Field 335, Center Field 365, Right Field 335
Surface Grass
Construction
Opened 1939
Renovated 1975
Tenants
Bluefield Blue-Grays, Mountain States League (1939–42), Appalachian League (1946–55);
Bluefield Dodgers (1957),
Bluefield Orioles (1958–2010);
Bluefield Blue Jays (2011–)

Bowen Field at Peters Park is a stadium in Bluefield, Virginia, United States. Primarily used for baseball, it is the home field of the Bluefield Blue Jays minor league baseball team, and of the Bluefield College Rams baseball team. It was built in 1939 during the Great Depression as a WPA project, and it was rebuilt in 1975 after a fire. It holds 3,000 people.[1] Seats are from the Anaheim Stadium and were installed in 1990s.[2]

The stadium is located in the city park of Bluefield, West Virginia, and is operated by the West Virginia city. However, the park straddles the VirginiaWest Virginia state line, and Bowen Field lies completely on the Virginia side of the park.[3]

The Blue Jays added "Peters Park" to the ballpark name in May 2017, in honor of a local Bluefield donor, Charles Peters.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Bowen Field". Bluefield College Athletics. Retrieved 2018-05-18.
  2. ^ Merzbach, Brian. "Bowen Field - Bluefield, West Virginia". ballparkreviews.com. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Bowen Field". Minor League Baseball. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  4. ^ ‘Peters Baseball Park’: Bluefield businessman’s name added to Bowen Field

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Coordinates: 37°14′58″N 81°14′47″W / 37.24944°N 81.24639°W / 37.24944; -81.24639