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Arizona Wildcats launching Hi Corbett Field era tonight

Hi Corbett Field logo - UAThe University of Arizona Wildcats will be opening the next chapter in program history tonight with a return to venerable Hi Corbett Field.

The University entered into a lease for the ballpark this offseason. The ballpark opened in 1927 and served as a spring-training home to the Cleveland Indians and Colorado Rockies, as well as various minor-league teams, most recently the Tucson Toros of the independent Golden Baseball League.

The ballpark has also sporadically hosted UA games since 1940, but this season will be the first time the Wildcats are playing all home games there. As part of the commitment to the ballpark the university spent $200,000 on upgrades, including a badly needed paint job (in Wildcat colors, no less), clubhouse renovations and the installation of the videoboard from Sancet Stadium.

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