Kentucky Proud Park

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Kentucky Proud Park
LocationLexington, Kentucky 40506
OwnerUniversity of Kentucky
OperatorUniversity of Kentucky
Capacity5,000
Field sizeLeft Field: 335 feet
Left Center: 375 feet
Center Field: 400 feet
Right Center: 365 feet
Right Field: 320 feet[1]
SurfaceAstroTurf
Construction
Broke ground2017
Opened2018
Construction costUSD49 million
ArchitectHNTB
RossTarrant Architects[2]
Tenants
Kentucky Wildcats (NCAA)

Kentucky Proud Park is a baseball stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. It is the home field of the University of Kentucky Wildcats college baseball team. Opened in 2018, with the Wildcats to play their first season in the stadium in 2019, it has a permanent capacity of 2,500, with grass berm seating adding more than 1,500 to the total capacity. Temporary seating can be added to bring the capacity to 7,000 for NCAA tournament games.

The replacement for Cliff Hagan Stadium, the park received its name in a deal between JMI Sports, which holds the multimedia rights for UK sports and also markets the naming rights to all Wildcats venues, and the Kentucky Farm Bureau, an organization promoting the interests of Kentucky farmers which is best known by the non-farming public for its insurance business. The Farm Bureau chose to donate its naming rights to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, which uses "Kentucky Proud" as the brand for its marketing program for agricultural products made in the state.[3]

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  1. ^ Roberts, Ben (October 24, 2016). "Barnhart says new stadium marks 'a really cool day for Kentucky baseball'". Lexington Herald-Leader. Archived from the original on February 23, 2017. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  2. ^ http://www.rosstarrant.com/
  3. ^ Smith, Jennifer (October 19, 2018). "New UK baseball stadium now has a name. Here's who bought the rights". Lexington Herald-Leader. Archived from the original on November 6, 2018. Retrieved December 16, 2018.

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Coordinates: 38°01′07″N 84°30′13″W / 38.018610°N 84.503595°W / 38.018610; -84.503595