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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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Joannes Stadium / Green Bay Bullfrogs

Mark Twain once remarked, “Clothes make the man.” While this statement is often true when it comes to ballparks, such is not the case at Joannes Stadium. Through no fault of their own, the Green Bay Bullfrogs’ home field has little outside beauty connected to it. There are no trees swirling behind an outfield fence. […]

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Franklin Rogers Park / Mankato MoonDogs

Franklin Rogers Park is one of those older ballparks you can find scattered across the United States: too small to house a minor-league baseball team but large enough to attract the attention of entrepreneurs looking to bring in a summer collegiate team. Such is the case with Franklin Rogers Park, home of the Mankato MoonDogs. […]

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Howard Lamade Stadium / Little League World Series

We drop by Howard J. Lamade Stadium, home of the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa. FAST FACTS Opened: 1959Capacity: 15,000 in grandstand, 40,000 on groundsDimensions: 225R, 225C, 225R Address: 539 U.S. Hwy. 15, South Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17702.Directions: Highway 15 runs north-south through Pennsylvania; the nearest larger cities are Wilkes-Barre, Scranton and Harrisburg. […]

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Nettleton Stadium / Chico State Wildcats / Chico Outlaws

Nettleton Stadium opened in 1997, replacing Roy Bohler Field (named after the team’s original coach from 1947-63) on the same location. FAST FACTS Year Opened: 1997 Capacity: 4,200 Dimensions: 330L, 375LC, 405C, 375RC, 330R Website: www.csuchico.edu/athleticsPhone: 530.898.6333 (Chico State), 530.345.3210 (Outlaws)Conference: California Collegiate Athletic AssociationPlaying Surface: GrassText/Photos by: John MoistDirections/Parking: Chico is located in north-central […]

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Evans Diamond / Cal Golden Bears

Evans Diamond opened in 1933 and is named after Clint Evans, baseball coach from 1930 to 1954. In 2006 the park was enhanced with the addition of the Carl J. Van Heuit Training Facility, which houses weight and training equipment. Also added were the Jeff Kent batting cages and the Stuart Gordon indoor and outdoor […]

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Russell C. King Field / Wofford Terriers

A visit to Russell King Field, home of the Wofford Terriers. FACT FACTS Year Opened: 2004 Cost: $1.8 million Capacity: 2,500, including 833 seats Dimensions: 325L, 375LC, 390C, 375RC, 325R Playing Surface: Grass Website: wofford.edu Parking: Limited parking next to the ballpark. Address/Directions: 429 N. Church St., Spartanburg, S.C. The ballpark is on the east […]

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Durham Athletic Park / NCCU Eagles

Durham Athletic Park, or “The DAP,” as it was affectionately called by Bulls fans for decades, is a cultural touchstone. The Bulls were among the first teams to spark the re-birth of minor league baseball when they began play in 1980. But, most people know the place from its role as the primary filming location […]

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