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Monongalia County Ballpark / West Virginia Black Bears / WVU Mountaineers

As one of the newest facilities in MiLB and NCAA Division I, Monongalia County Ballpark has opened to plenty of hype. After our visit, it is safe to say the recognition is warranted, as it offers a fine experience for both the Morgantown Black Bears (Short Season A; NY-Penn League) and the West Virginia Mountaineers. […]

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Simmons Field / Kenosha Kingfish

This, friends, is why summer-collegiate leagues exist: to provide new life to old ballparks – evidenced by the makeover of Simmons Field, home of the Northwoods League’s Kenosha Kingfish. A successful business model for summer-collegiate ball is pretty simple: take an old ballpark formerly used for minor-league or industrial-league play, fix it up, and play […]

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Alfond Stadium at Harper-Shepherd Field / Rollins College Tars / Winter Park Diamond Dawgs

Tucked away off Winter Park’s main drag, Alfond Stadium at Harper-Shepherd Field has hosted baseball since 1926 and is home to one of the great traditional college-baseball tournaments, Baseball Week. FAST FACTS Dedicated: 1983Capacity: 1,000Surface: GrassOwner: Rollins CollegeWebsite: rollinssports.comOnline Ticket Sales: YesPhone: 407/646-2328Teams: Rollins College Tars (Sunshine State Conference), Winter Park Diamond Dawgs (Florida Collegiate Summer League)Address: 801 N. […]

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Updated: Duck Pond, Madison Mallards

We’ve updated our look at Warner Park (aka “The Duck Pond”), as the Madison Mallards (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) unveil upgrades for the 2012 season. You can read about the changes here. The short of it: the team added a berm in left field (complete with coin-operated viewer, as shown above) and new Duck Blind […]

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Alfred A. McKethan Stadium at Perry Field / Florida Gators

Named for Alfred A. McKethan, a wealthy benefactor who contributed $2.4 million toward the construction of the ballpark, Alfred A. McKethan Stadium at Perry Field has been home to University of Florida baseball since 1988. Year Opened: 1988Capacity:  5,500 (5,100 seats, 400 bleacher seats)Dimensions:  329L, 365LC, 400C, 375RC, 325R Playing Surface: Natural grass Website: www.gatorzone.com/baseball […]

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Hi Corbett Field / Arizona Wildcats

A venerable and historic baseball facility gets yet another new lease on life, as Tucson’s Hi Corbett Field — home to MLB spring training for decades — will be the home of the Arizona Wildcats beginning with the 2012 collegiate season. FAST FACTS Capacity: 9,500 Year Opened: 1937; renovated in 1992, 1997 and 1999 Dimensions: […]

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Witter Field / Wisconsin Rapids Rafters

Once home to professional Wisconsin State League and Midwest League baseball, Witter Field is now home to the summer-collegiate Wisconsin Rapids Rafters and a great example of how community care for an older ballpark translates into a memorable game experience today. Fast Facts Year Opened: 1928; metal grandstand constructed in 1949-1950Capacity: 1,900, including seating for […]

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TD Ameritrade Park / College World Series / Creighton Bluejays

Like many traditionalists, we were dismayed with Omaha officials announced plans to build a new downtown ballpark for the College World Series, abandoning Rosenblatt Stadium in the process. With TD Ameritrade Park now open and hosting a handful of CWS games, it’s easy to see the ballpark’s many strengths – and some high-profile weaknesses. FAST […]

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Henley Field / Florida Southern Mocs

Built to serve the spring-training needs of the Cleveland Indians in 1925, Lakeland’s Henley Field is still a charming place to take in a college-baseball game as a welcome diversion from the crowds at Tiger Town and Joker Marchant Stadium. FAST FACTS Year Opened: 1923; grandstand opened in 1925; renovated in 2002 Capacity: 1,000Dimensions: 325L, […]

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