Volcanoes Stadium

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Volcanoes Stadium
Volcanoes Stadium Keizer Oregon.JPG
Main grandstand in 2009
Volcanoes Stadium is located in Salem OR
Volcanoes Stadium
Volcanoes Stadium
Location in Keizer, Oregon
Volcanoes Stadium is located in Oregon
Volcanoes Stadium
Volcanoes Stadium
Volcanoes Stadium (Oregon)
Location6700 Field of Dreams Way
Keizer, Oregon
OwnerSports Enterprises Inc.
OperatorSports Enterprises Inc.
Field sizeLeft – 325 ft (99 m)
Center – 400 ft (122 m)
Right – 325 ft (99 m)
SurfaceNatural grass
Broke groundJanuary 6, 1997
OpenedJune 22, 1997
Construction cost$6.8 million - equivalent approximately to 11 million in 2020 dollars.
ArchitectArbuckle Costic Architects
Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (NWL)

Volcanoes Stadium is a minor league baseball park in the northwest United States, located in Keizer, Oregon. It is the home field of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, a Class A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants in the short-season Northwest League.[1]

Nicknamed "Oregon's Field of Dreams", it opened 23 years ago in 1997 and has a capacity of 4,254 people.[2] The ballpark is adjacent to Interstate 5, just beyond the right field fence, and sits at an approximate elevation of 150 feet (45 m) above sea level. The Volcanoes have won five Northwest League championships, in 1998, 2001, 2006, 2007,[3] and 2009. The team moved to Salem-Keizer in 1997, after two seasons in Bellingham, Washington,[4][5] preceded by eleven years in Everett.

The Stadium won a Design Award from the American Institute of Architects. Since its construction, numerous upgrades have been completed at Volcanoes Stadium including 3 major buildings: A 1,000 sq. ft. building was constructed to serve as a Weight Room for the Team and a 5,000+ sq. ft. building was built (2018) to serve as an indoor hitting facility, it houses four (4) cages. Plus, a 1,200 sq. ft. group hospitality building was constructed. Other additions include: a Jumbotron with live video and instant replay capabilities and a separate Volcanotron LED auxiliary scoreboard, A children's play area, three (3) new concession buildings, five (5) new storage buildings, brand-new Stadium sound system (2019), construction of an on-field Group Party Patio, construction of an Entertainment Deck, installation of 4Topps seating, 300+ upper box seats, new Interstate 5 freeway marquee and expansion of the Stadium ticket office, and expansion of the Stadium Team Store. A VIP Hospitality Skybox Suite to complement the Stadium's other ten (10) skybox suites.

Salem's previous NWL teams in the 1980s played at Chemeketa Community College.

Other uses[edit]

Volcanoes Stadium is used for other events, including RV shows, birthday parties, and concerts.

The stadium is also home to the state high school baseball championships[6] and local little league teams. It also serves as the home field for the baseball team at Corban University.

Under head coach Mike Bellotti, the University of Oregon Ducks played their spring football game at the stadium in early May 1998.[7]


  1. ^ "Volcanoes Baseball Official Site". Volcanoesbaseball.com. 2010-08-27. Retrieved 2010-12-04.
  2. ^ "Review of Volcanoes Stadium". Ballparkreviews.com. Retrieved 2010-12-04.
  3. ^ "Volcanoes grab NWL title". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. September 10, 2007. p. C1.
  4. ^ "Northwest League gets new look". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. June 15, 1997. p. 6F.
  5. ^ "Indians opener set for Spokane". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. January 9, 1997. p. C4.
  6. ^ Mims, Steve (May 31, 2005). "Area rarely 0-for-playoffs". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. p. E5.
  7. ^ Clark, Bob (May 2, 1998). "Starters should shine in spring game". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. p. 2D.

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Coordinates: 45°00′54″N 122°59′38″W / 45.015°N 122.994°W / 45.015; -122.994