"El coloso del Ensanche La Fe"
|Former names||Estadio Trujillo|
|Location||3456 Tiradentes Ave, Ens. La Fe, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic|
|Owner||Dominican League of Baseball Authority|
|Operator||Tigres del Licey|
Leones del Escogido
|Field size||Left Field - 335 feet (102 m)|
Left-Center - 383 feet (117 m)
Center Field - 411 feet (125 m)
Right-Center - 383 feet (117 m)
Right Field - 335 feet (102 m)
|Opened||October 23, 1955|
|Construction cost||RD$ 3,500,000 (RD$ 118,965,116 al 10 de Octubre 2017)|
|Architect||Bienvenido Martínez Brea|
|Tigres del Licey (Dominican Winter Baseball League) (1955-present)|
Leones del Escogido (Dominican Winter Baseball League) (1955-present)
Quisqueya Stadium Juan Marichal is a baseball stadium in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. It is often used as a multi-use stadium. Football club Atlético Pantoja used the venue for their inaugural Caribbean football championship match. The Quisqueya holds about 14,469 people after its renovation. The Dominican League of Baseball Authority is in charge of its management.
It is the only stadium in Dominican Republic to host two different baseball teams, Tigres del Licey (Licey's Tigers) and the Escogido Lions (Leones del Escogido). Its field dimensions are 335 feet at the foul poles, 383 feet at the power alleys, and 411 feet at center field. It was built in 1955 as Estadio Trujillo, during the Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina dictatorship, taking the Bobby Maduro Miami Stadium as the design base.
Early statistics in the Estadio Quisqueya
- First hit: Alcibíades Colón (Licey) against Donald Elston (Stars) October 23, 1955
- First double: Luis "Grillo" Báez (Licey), October 23, 1955
- First triple: Bob Wilson (Licey), October 23, 1955
- First HR: Emil Panko (Eagles), October 24, 1955
- First out: Pablo Garcia (Licey) October 23, 1955
- First RBI: Pablo Garcia (Licey) October 23, 1955
Rebuilding in 2007
The Estadio Quisqueya underwent a rebuilding job which expanded its number of seats and the overall look of the field. The bullpens are now enclosed and out of play.
President Leonel Fernández announced in 2009 that there are plans to turn the stadium and the adjacent area into a modern sports complex which will bear the name Complejo Deportivo Juan Marichal in honor of the first Dominican in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame.
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- Terrero Galarza, Satosky (2016-02-01). "Nombre y silueta de Juan Marichal ya adornan el estadio Quisqueya". El Caribe (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2016-04-03. Retrieved 2016-05-07.
- Historia y mística del Estadio Quisqueya, Sobreeldiamante