Jim Perry Stadium

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Jim Perry Stadium
Former names Taylor Field (?–2012)
Capacity 630 seated, 1,000 total
Field size Left field: 337 feet (103 m)
Left center field: 368 feet (112 m)
Center field: 395 feet (120 m)
Right center field: 375 feet (114 m)
Right field: 328 feet (100 m)
Renovated 2011–2012
Campbell Fighting Camels (NCAA Big South Conference)
Buies Creek Astros (CL) (projected: 2017–2018)

Jim Perry Stadium is a baseball stadium in Buies Creek, North Carolina. It is home to the Campbell Fighting Camels baseball team. Previously known as Taylor Field, the venue dates back to the 1940s and Campbell's junior college baseball days.[1] Taylor Field was named for Herbert B. Taylor, a supporter of Campbell University's athletics programs.[1] In 2012, the field was renamed for Jim Perry, who played baseball and basketball for Campbell from 1956 to 1959. Perry later pitched in Major League Baseball, earning the 1970 American League Cy Young Award.[2]

The field dimensions are 337 feet down the left field line, 368 feet in left-center, 395 feet to straight-away center, 375 feet to the right-center, and 328 feet down the right field line.[1] The grandstand stretches from dugout to dugout and features 310 chairback seats, with an overall seating capacity of 630.[3] During the renovation that coincided with the name change, a new entrance and ticket booth, grandstand, concession stand and landscaping were added.[4] The stadium was dedicated prior to a 6–3 victory over in-state rival Duke on March 26, 2013.[5]

Taylor Field hosted the 1985, 1987, and 1988 Big South Conference Baseball Tournaments. Winthrop won in 1985 and 1987, while Campbell won on its home field in 1988.[6]

For the 2017 and 2018 seasons, it will be home to the Houston Astros' new Carolina League affiliate, the Buies Creek Astros, who will play there while a new ballpark in Fayetteville is being built.[7][8]

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  1. ^ a b c 2013 Baseball Media Guide (PDF). Campbell Fighting Camels. p. 1. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ Campbell Fighting Camels (November 14, 2012). "Campbell announces plans for New Stadium". College Baseball Daily. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ "New for 2013: Jim Perry Stadium". Ballpark Digest. November 12, 2013. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Campbell Formally Dedicates Jim Perry Stadium". Campbell University. April 5, 2013. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Campbell Makes Jim Perry Stadium Official". Sanford Herald. March 27, 2013. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  6. ^ "2011 Big South Baseball Record Book". BigSouthSports.com. pp. 20–22. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-18. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  7. ^ http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20161117&content_id=209072660&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb
  8. ^ http://gocamels.com/sports/bsb/2016-17/releases/20161117jncopy

Coordinates: 35°24′38″N 78°44′08″W / 35.41049°N 78.73546°W / 35.41049; -78.73546