Bringhurst Field

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Coordinates: 31°17′12″N 92°27′31″W / 31.286615°N 92.458556°W / 31.286615; -92.458556

Bringhurst Field
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Location Alexandria, Louisiana
Owner City of Alexandria
Operator City of Alexandria
Capacity 3,500
Field size Left field - 315 ft
Center field - 385 ft
Right field - 315 ft
Surface Natural grass
Broke ground 1932
Opened 1933
Alexandria Aces (1933-1942, 1946-1957, 1972-1975, 1994-2003, 2006-2013)

Bringhurst Field is a baseball stadium in Alexandria, Louisiana. Owned by the city of Alexandria, it served as the home field of the Alexandria Aces, one of the most successful independent league baseball teams, which won various league championships in 1997, 1998, 2006, 2007, and 2009. It also hosts local high school games. Built in 1933 and renovated extensively in 1994, it holds 3,500 people. It is also the home field for a local high school, the Bolton High School Bears.

For many years the ballpark was the host to the Louisiana High School Baseball Championships and the Louisiana High School All-Star Game. Alexandria Zoological Park is situated behind the left field wall. The mailing address is 1 Babe Ruth Drive. Little League fields lie just across Babe Ruth Drive.

Amenities include a two-room press box, two picnic areas, two separate clubhouses for both home and visiting teams, deck seating for sponsors, and electric fans to cool the rooters sitting in the wooden seating areas, which are not individual seats but rather a long wooden stairway extending behind the boxes.[1]

The field is named for Alexandria businessman Robert Wilton Bringhurst (1840-1912), father of Robert Wilson Bringhurst (1877-1949).