Palm Meadows

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Palm Meadows International Baseball Facility
Palm Meadows
Location Palm Meadows Drive, Carrara, Queensland
Coordinates 28°01′43″S 153°22′24″E / 28.028512°S 153.373384°E / -28.028512; 153.373384Coordinates: 28°01′43″S 153°22′24″E / 28.028512°S 153.373384°E / -28.028512; 153.373384
Owner Hungtat Worldwide Pty Ltd
Capacity 2,500
Field size Left Field - 335 feet (102 m)
Center Field - 390 feet (120 m)
Right Field - 328 feet (100 m)
Surface Grass
Tenants
Australia national baseball team
MLBAAP

Palm Meadows International Baseball Facility is an Australian baseball field located on the Gold Coast, Queensland. It is owned by Hungtat Worldwide Pty Ltd (Trading as Palm Meadows Golf course) and is leased through Gold Coast city council. It is currently home to the Major League Baseball Australian Academy Program (MLBAAP).

The stadium is widely regarded as one of Australia's premium baseball facilities and was used by the gold medal United States national baseball team for their successful pre-Olympic Games training in 2000. It has also been home to the Gold Coast Clippers and Daikyo Dolphins when they played in the now defunct Australian Baseball League and International Baseball League of Australia. It has also been a training facility for the Australia national baseball team, Canada national baseball team, Queensland Rams and various Korean and Japanese teams as well as been the host of the 2008 Olympic Games Qualification, Senior and Junior Oceanic Championships, Australian Baseball Federation Diamond Awards and several goodwill series as part of the MLBAAP program.[1][2][3]

Features[edit]

The field features a premium major league standard clay infield with a laser levelled and lush Bermuda grass outfield. The diamond is complemented by television quality floodlighting, grandstand seating to fit 2,500.

Included as part of the facility is two JUGS pitching machines, a full batting cage and hitting screen facilities, a secondary practice diamond, full dressing room amenities and on-site team meeting rooms including a mess room.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BCO Championship Baseball Confederation of Oceania
  2. ^ ADMIN News Australian Baseball Federation
  3. ^ 2003 MLB Academy Tournament American Eagles Itinerary
  4. ^ Palm Meadows International Baseball Facility, Gold Coast City Council. Updated 20 March 2008. Accessed 5 August 2009