Thurman Munson Memorial Stadium

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Thurman Munson Memorial Stadium
Thurman Munson Stadium logo.JPG
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Location 2501 Allen Ave. SE
Canton, OH. 44707
Owner City of Canton
Operator Ohio Men’s Senior Baseball League
Capacity 5700
Field size Left Field — 330 ft
Center Field — 400 ft
Right Field — 330 ft[1]
Opened 1989
Tenants
Malone Pioneers (NCAA D-II) (2008 - present)
Canton Coyotes (FL) (2002)
Canton Crocodiles (FL) (1997-2001)
Canton–Akron Indians (EL) (1989-1996)
Website
www.munsonstadium.com

Thurman Munson Memorial Stadium is a stadium in Canton, Ohio, USA, primarily used for baseball. The facility is named after former Major League Baseball player Thurman Munson, who grew up in Canton. Munson was a New York Yankees catcher who was killed when his private plane was attempting to land at Akron-Canton Regional Airport in Summit County on August 2, 1979. Munson's number 15 is displayed on the center field wall.

The ballpark has a capacity of 5,700 people (as of 1996) and opened in 1989. It is constructed almost entirely of aluminum.

It is the former home of the Canton–Akron Indians, the Double-A minor league affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, which played at the ballpark from 1989 to 1996. The team was renamed the Akron Aeros and moved into their new ballpark in downtown Akron in 1997. When they moved out, the ballpark became the home of the Canton Crocodiles, a team of the independent Frontier League, through 2001. In 2002, the Crocodiles left the stadium and it became the home ballpark of the Canton Coyotes, also of the Frontier League. After one season in Canton, the Coyotes moved to Columbia, Missouri and changed its name to the Mid-Missouri Mavericks.

The stadium currently serves as home for the Malone University Pioneers baseball squad and also hosts high school games and tournaments throughout the season. The stadium is currently leased and managed by the Ohio Men’s Senior Baseball League, an amateur adult baseball league officed in the stadium.

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  1. ^ "Thurman Munson Memorial Stadium". Stark County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Retrieved April 20, 2016. 

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Coordinates: 40°46′18″N 81°22′58″W / 40.771653°N 81.382819°W / 40.771653; -81.382819