Lake Olmstead Stadium

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Lake Olmstead Stadium
Location 78 Milledge Road
Augusta, GA 30904
Coordinates 33°29′42″N 82°0′2″W / 33.49500°N 82.00056°W / 33.49500; -82.00056Coordinates: 33°29′42″N 82°0′2″W / 33.49500°N 82.00056°W / 33.49500; -82.00056
Owner City of Augusta
Operator Agon Sports and Entertainment
Capacity 4,822
Field size Left Field: 330 feet
Center Field: 400 feet
Right Field: 330 feet
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground September 7, 1994[1]
Opened April 10, 1995[5]
Construction cost $3 million
($4.72 million in 2016 dollars[2])
Architect Woodhurst Architects
Structural engineer Cranston Engineering Group PC[3]
General contractor R. W. Allen & Associates[4]
Tenants
Augusta GreenJackets (SAL) (1994–2017)

Lake Olmstead Stadium is a stadium in Augusta, Georgia, United States. It was built in 1995 and can hold 4,822 people. The stadium also serves as an outdoor-arena style event venue.

It is primarily used for baseball, and was the home field of the Augusta GreenJackets Minor League Baseball team of the Class A South Atlantic League from 1994 to 2017. The GreenJackets played their final season at the stadium in 2017, as they will leave for the new SRP Park across the Savannah River in North Augusta, South Carolina, in 2018.[6]

Features[edit]

The stadium has nearly 1,000 box seats, 830 reserved seats and over 2,500 general admission seats. In 2006, the Budweiser Party Pavilion was built down the right field line. This new area can host picnics anywhere from 20 people to as many as 500 people.[7]

Improvements[edit]

Before the 2007 season, the Cintas Cool Zone was constructed and the Fun Zone playground area down the left-field line was revamped.[8]

Notable Events[edit]

Bob Dylan performed at the stadium during his 2006 North American Tour on August 17, 2006.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fans Seek Stadium Souvenirs". The Augusta Chronicle. September 7, 1994. pp. 6A. 
  2. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Athletic and Recreational Facilities". Cranston Engineering Group. Retrieved August 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Joint Resolution Public Facilities Amendment Heaton Stadium". City of Augusta, GA. September 7, 1994. Retrieved August 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ Batten, Sammy (April 10, 1995). "Greenjackets Sweep Generals". Fayetteville Observer. Retrieved September 22, 2011. 
  6. ^ Spedden, Zach (2017-01-11). "Work Begins on Project Jackson". Ballpark Digest. Retrieved 2017-05-23. 
  7. ^ "Lake Olmstead Stadium". Minor League Baseball. February 5, 2009. Retrieved March 8, 2014. 
  8. ^ Sanders, Steve (March 30, 2007). "Fans Can Chill Out with Cool Additions". The Augusta Chronicle. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 
  9. ^ Uhles, Steven (August 25, 2006). "Pop Rocks: Baseball Stadium Is Perfect for Shows". The Augusta Chronicle. Retrieved August 9, 2013. 

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