Estadio Quisqueya

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Estadio Quisqueya
"El coloso del Ensanche La Fe"
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Former names Estadio Trujillo
Location 3456 Tiradentes Ave, Ens. La Fe, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Coordinates 18°30′0″N 69°59′0″O / 18.5, -69.98333
Owner Dominican League of Baseball Authority
Operator Leones del Escogido, Tigres del Licey
Capacity 11,379 (seats)
25,000 (Concerts)
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)
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground 1955
Opened October 23, 1955
Construction cost RD$ 3,500,000
Architect Bienvenido Martínez Brea
Tenants
Leones del Escogido (Dominican Winter Baseball League) (1955-present)
Tigres del Licey (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, the Licey Tigers (Tigres del Licey) 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 the 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.

The stadium was renamed Estadio Quisqueya Juan Marichal, after the former Major League Baseball player and Hall of Famer Juan Marichal.[1][2]

Early statistics in the Estadio Quisqueya[edit]

[3]

  • 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[edit]

The Estadio Quisqueya underwent a rebuilding job which expanded its amount of seats and the overall look of the field. The bullpens are now enclosed and out of play.

Plans[edit]

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.

Notable events[edit]

Serie del Caribe 1972, 1976, 1980, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2012 and 2016.[4]

Coordinates: 18°29′17.38″N 69°55′35.11″W / 18.4881611°N 69.9264194°W / 18.4881611; -69.9264194

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