Brooks Field (Wilmington)
Brooks Field from behind home plate
|Full name||Bill Brooks Field|
|Location||Regel Road, Wilmington, NC, USA|
|Record attendance||3,826(2014 vs #1 Virginia)|
|Field size||340 ft. (LF, RF)
380 ft. (CF)
|UNC Wilmington Seahawks baseball (CAA) (1989–present)
Port City Roosters (SL) (1995–1996)
Wilmington Waves (SAL) (2001)
CAA Tournament (1989–90, 1993, 2004–2011, 2014)
Bill Brooks Field is a stadium in Wilmington, North Carolina on the campus of UNC-Wilmington. Brooks Field is the home of the UNC Wilmington Seahawks baseball team and has hosted the Colonial Athletic Association Baseball Tournament a number of times (1989–90, 1993, 2004–11). The ballpark has a capacity of 3,000 people and first opened in 1989. In 2014 UNCW broke the 2009 record attendance of 3,608 (vs North Carolina) with an shattering 3,826 people (vs. #1 Virginia).
The stadium is named after UNCW legend Bill Brooks. He started the athletic program when UNCW was a junior college and served past the school becoming a Division I program and joining the Colonial Athletic Association. Brooks served 40 years at the school, 27 as the baseball coach, with a career win-loss record of 574–292–5. His name, with the number 574, is on the wall in left field at Brooks Field.
Stadium design and features
Brooks Field is a symmetric park where it is 340 feet from home plate to the foul poles and is 380 feet to deep center field. Seating consists of a main set of seats that extends from roughly the third base line to the first base line. There are two sets of bleachers on each side of the main seating area. Very limited seating is also available beside the home bullpen. The stadium has one concession stand and a small team store behind the away dugout. A simple electronic scoreboard sits in right-center field.
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