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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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