Springs Brooks Stadium

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Springs Brooks Stadium
The Palace
Location965 One Landon Loop
Conway, South Carolina
Coordinates33°47′37″N 79°00′55″W / 33.7935°N 79.0152°W / 33.7935; -79.0152Coordinates: 33°47′37″N 79°00′55″W / 33.7935°N 79.0152°W / 33.7935; -79.0152
OwnerCoastal Carolina University
OperatorCoastal Carolina University
Capacity5,400 (2016-present)
2,500 (2015)
Record attendance4,130 (March 20, 2018)
SurfaceNatural grass
Construction
Broke ground2011
OpenedFebruary 13, 2015
Construction cost$15.2 million
Tenants
Coastal Carolina (NCAA) (2015–present)
Conway is located in the United States
Conway
Conway
Location in the United States
Conway is located in South Carolina
Conway
Conway
Location in South Carolina

Springs Brooks Stadium/Vrooman Field is a baseball park in the southeastern United States, located on the campus of Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina. It is the home field of the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers of the Sun Belt Conference. The 33,000-square-foot (3,100 m2) baseball project includes 2,500 permanent seats, with the potential to accommodate between 5,000-6,000 for major events like the NCAA postseason tournament.

History[edit]

Formerly known as Charles Watson Stadium - Vrooman Field, the facility underwent renovations in 2004, which included a new scoreboard, a new fence, a new infield, and a new sound system. The field also had new lights installed in 2005. In 2008, new seats and new turf outside of the bases and home plate were installed. The clubhouse was also renovated with new lockers, a new lounge and a new training facility. Stadium capacity was expanded to nearly 2,200 during the 2008 season, with the addition of a right field deck dubbed "The Rooster's Nest." The stadium hosted an NCAA Regional for the first time in 2008. Following the 2012 season, the venue underwent major renovations and Coastal Carolina played their home games in 2013 and 2014 in nearby Myrtle Beach at TicketReturn.com Field.

The ballpark officially reopened in 2015 under its new name, Springs Brooks Stadium - Vrooman Field, on February 13. Its first game was between Maryland and Western Kentucky as part of the Caravelle Resort Tournament that CCU hosted. Later that day, Coastal Carolina defeated Old Dominion 4–0 in front of a crowd of 1,736, their first home game since renovations were completed.[1] The attendance record of 3,086 was set on March 24, 2015, when CCU defeated South Carolina 9–8 in eleven innings.[2]

The diamond has an unorthodox southeasterly alignment (home plate to center field); the recommended orientation is east-northeast.[3] The elevation of the field is approximately forty feet (12 m) above sea level.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.goccusports.com/sports/m-basebl/recaps/021315aaa.html
  2. ^ http://www.goccusports.com/sports/m-basebl/recaps/032415aaa.html
  3. ^ "Official Baseball Rules: 2.01 Layout of the Field" (PDF). Major League Baseball. 2018. p. 2.

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