Daejeon Hanbat Baseball Stadium

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Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park
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The ballpark in 2009, prior to the renovation
Location 373 Daejong-ro, Busa-dong
Jung-gu, Daejeon, South Korea
Coordinates 36°19′01.7″N 127°25′44.7″E / 36.317139°N 127.429083°E / 36.317139; 127.429083Coordinates: 36°19′01.7″N 127°25′44.7″E / 36.317139°N 127.429083°E / 36.317139; 127.429083
Owner Daejeon Metropolitan City
Operator Hanwha Eagles
Capacity 13,000 (2013–present)
14,133 (2012)
10,398 (2005–2011)
13,042 (1986–2004)
Field size Left Field Line – 98.6 m (323 ft)
Left-Center – 112 m (367 ft)
Center Field – 122 m (400 ft)
Right-Center – 112 m (367 ft)
Right Field Line – 100 m (328 ft)
Backstop – 21 m (69 ft)
Outfield Wall Height – 3.2 m (10.5 ft)
Acreage Playing Field – 11,385 m2 (2.81 acres)
Total Acreage – 22,550 m2 (5.57 acres)
Surface Grass (2013–present)
FieldTurf (2006–2012)
AstroTurf (1996–2005)
Grass (1964–1995)
Construction
Broke ground September 1959 (1959-09)[1]
Opened August 1963 (1963-08) (exhibition game)[3]
January 1964 (1964-01) (completion)[4]
Renovated March 1996 (1996-03)
May 2012 (2012-05)
Expanded May 2012 (2012-05)[2]
Construction cost 12.6 billion won
Tenants
Hanwha Eagles (1985–present)
OB Bears (1982–1984)
Daejeon Hanbat Baseball Stadium
Hangul 대전 한밭종합운동장 야구장
Hanja 大田 한밭綜合運動場 野球場
Revised Romanization Daejeon Hanbat Undongjang Yagujang
McCune–Reischauer Taejŏn Hanbat Undongjang Yagujang

The Daejeon Hanbat Baseball Stadium, also known as the Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park due to sponsorship reasons, is a baseball park in Daejeon, South Korea. The stadium is located in southern skirt of Daejeon, vicinity of Daejeon Station. Located in Daejeon Hanbat Sports Complex with other main sports facilities in Daejeon, it is currently used as home of Hanwha Eagles of Korea Professional Baseball League.

Built in 1964, the ballpark was once nicknamed as the Ping-Pong Table[5] for having the smallest outfield dimension among professional ballparks in South Korea. But the ballpark underwent a series of large scale renovations with capacity extension from 2011 winter to 2012 spring, and outfield expansion in the winter of 2012.[6] After the renovation, the ballpark currently has a second-largest outfield dimension in first-string professional ballparks in South Korea, and a seating capacity of 13,000.[7]

Transportation[edit]

The ballpark can be accessed by public transit. Local bus #620 from the station runs directly past the stadium. Out of town visitors via express bus East Daejon Bus Terminal can ride a taxi, which requires approximately 6,000 KRW. Limited parking is shared with the nearby sports venues.

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