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|Field size||Left Field: 340 ft.
Left Center: 375 ft.
Center Field: 400 ft.
Right Center: 350 ft.
Right Field: 310 ft.
Outfield Fence Height: 10 ft.
"Black Monster" Height: 30 ft.
|Troy Trojans baseball (NCAA DI Sun Belt)|
Riddle–Pace Field is a baseball venue in Troy, Alabama, United States, home to the Troy Trojans baseball team. The field was open for play in 1931. Before 1931, all Troy home baseball games were played on the quad in front of Shackelford Hall. The change in venue was due to the number of windows being broken in Shackelford. The field is partly named after Chase Riddle, who coached the Troy baseball team from 1979–1990, winning five conference titles and two Division II national championships. He finished with a record of 436-147-2 (.747) while at Troy.
The field was heavily renovated in 1991 when the infield was dug up, leveled, and rebuilt with new sod and a complete state-of-the-art irrigation system.
In 2002, the stadium was renovated by adding a new brick plaza at the entrance, a new 2,000 seat grandstand with chair-back seating in the center of the grandstand. A new three-story press box tower was also built.
In 2008, Riddle–Pace Field went through a $4.7 million renovation to meet NCAA Regional hosting requirements. Home plate was moved up 8 feet. Left field was extended to 340 feet and center was extended to 400 feet. The length of right field stayed the same at 310 feet, but a 27-foot wall with a built-in scoreboard/video-reply screen replaced what was previously an 8-foot wall. The original grass and dirt turf was replaced with artificial turf, although the track in the foul territories are still made of dirt. A two-story building called the Lott Complex was built along the left field line that houses offices, training rooms, video rooms and a players’ lounge, along with 42 major league-size lockers. The home dugout was extended in length and was connected to the new Lott Complex. The original stadium lighting was also replaced with Musco Sports Lighting. A media/television deck was also erected in center field for television purposes.
There are plans to add additional seating along the right field line, extend the visitor dugout and add more luxury suites in the future.
The following is a list of single-game attendance records at the venue.
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