A Look At The Baseball Stadiums

Here's a look at the eleven stadiums the Oregon State Baseball Team will be playing in this season.

Pete Beiden Field: 2/19-2/21, Gonzaga (2), Fresno State (2)

Location
-Fresno, California

Capacity-5,755

The Skinny-The park is named after former FSU Baseball Coach Pete Beiden. It has hosted eight NCAA Regionals since 1979. The dimensions are 330 feet down the lines, 370 feet to the power alleys and 400 feet to center field. The Bulldogs averaged a home attendance of 1,795 last season.

Fresno State went 18-17 at home last season, while Gonzaga went 4-5 at neutral sites.

Whataburger Field: 2/25-2/27, Connecticut, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Indiana

Location-
Corpus Christi, Texas

Capacity-5,400

The Skinny-The park is named after Whataburger, a fast food restraunt based in San Antonio, Texas. The Texas A&M Corpus Christi Baseball Team switches between Whataburger Field and Chapman Field for Islander home games. Whataburger Field is also the current home of the Corpus Christi Hooks, a Double-A affiliate of the Houston Astros.

In 2007, it played host to the Texas League All-Star game, and also hosted the 2010 Southalnd Conference Tournament. The dimensions are 315 feet down the left field line, 400 feet to center field, and 327 feet down the right field line. The Islanders averaged an attendance of 1,630 at Whataburger Field last season.

These three teams are meeting in Corpus Christi for the first ever Kleberg Bank College Classic. Connecticut went 8-6 at neutral sites last season, Texas A&M Corpus Christi went 4-6 at Whataburger Field, and Indiana went 10-6 at neutral sites.

Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium: 2/28, UT-San Antonio

Location-
San Antonio, Texas

Capacity-9,200

The Skinny-The stadium is named after former San Antonio mayor, Nelson Wolff. The UT-San Antonio Baseball Team switches between Wolff Stadium and Roadrunner Field for Roadrunner home games. The Wolff is also the current home of the San Antonio Missions, a Double-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres.

In 2008, it played host to the Texas League All-Star game, and will be hosting again in 2011. The dimensions are 310 feet down the left field line, 402 feet to center field, and 340 feet down the right field line. The Roadrunners only played one game at The Wolff last season, a 4-2 win over Iowa that drew 280 fans.

Goss Stadium: Home Field, 26 Games

Location
-Corvallis, Oregon

Capacity-3,250

The Skinny-The stadium is named after John and Eline Goss, whose $2.3 million donation started a major remodel of the stadium in 1999. Goss Stadium is also the current home of the Corvallis Knights, a collegiate summer baseball team.

Goss has hosted Regionals in 2005 and 2006, along with the Super Regionals in 2005, 2006, and 2007. The stadium will also host the 2011 West Coast League All-Star Game. The dimensions are 330 feet down the left and right field lines, 365 feet to the power alleys, and 400 feet to center field. The Beavers averaged an attendance of 2,090 at Goss Stadium last season.

Oregon State went 23-11 in Corvallis last season.

Blair Field: 3/25-3/27, Long Beach State

Location-Long Beach, California

Capacity-3,285

The Skinny-The stadium is named for Frank Blair, the sports editor for the Long Beach Press-Telegram newspaper for 32 years. Blair Field is also the current home of the Long Beach Armada, a Golden Baseball League team. Blair Field was also the home of the Chicago Cubs Spring Training team in 1966.

The dimensions are 348 feet down the left and right field lines, and 400 feet to center field. The Dirtbags averaged an attendance of 1,170 at Blair Field last season.

Long Beach State went 11-19 at home last year.

Jerry Kindall Field at Frank Sancet Stadium: 4/1-4/3, Arizona

Location-Tucson, Arizona

Capacity-6,500

The Skinny-The stadium is named after former Wildcat head coach Frank Sancet, while the field is named after former head coach Jerry Kindall. The dimensions are 360 feet down the left and right field lines, and 400 feet to center field. The Wildcats averaged an attendance of 845 at Jerry Kindall Field last season.

Arizona went 27-13 at home last year.

Rest of the stadiums after the break

Joe Etzel Field: 4/5, 4/26, Portland

Location-
Portland, Oregon

Capacity-1,000

The Skinny-The stadium is named after long-time head baseball coach Joe Etzel. The dimensions are 350 feet to the left field fence, 390 feet to center field, and 340 feet to right field. The Pilots averaged an attendance of 390 at Joe Etzel Field last season.

Portland went 14-8 at home last year.

Sunken Diamond: 4/15-4/17, Stanford

Location-
Stanford, California

Capacity-4,000

The Skinny-When adjacent Stanford Stadium was originally built, dirt was excavated from the site of the current baseball field, which created a "sunken" diamond. Sunken Diamond has hosted 11 NCAA Regionals and 3 Super Regionals. The dimensions are 335 feet to the left and right field lines, 400 feet to center field, and 375 feet to the power alleys. The Cardinal averaged an attendance of 1,790 at Sunken Diamond last season.

Stanford went 20-10 at home last year.

Jackie Robinson Stadium: 4/29-5/1, UCLA

Location-
Los Angeles, California

Capacity-1,250

The Skinny-The stadium is named after former Bruin Jackie Robinson, the first African-American professional player of the modern era. The stadium's first game took place in 1981 between the UCLA Bruins and Los Angeles Dodgers. The dimensions are 330 feet down the left and right field lines, 395 feet to center field, and 370 feet to the power alleys. The Bruins averaged an attendance of 1,160 at Jackie Robinson Stadium last season.

UCLA went 29-10 at home last year.

Husky Ballpark: 5/13-5/15, Washington

Location-
Seattle, Washington

Capacity-2,210

The Skinny-
The stadium is located on the campus of the University of Washington and is located just 600 yards north of Husky Stadium. The dimensions are 325 feet down the left field line, 395 feet to center field, 315 feet down the right field line, and 365 feet to the power alleys. The Huskies averaged an attendance of 585 at Husky Ballpark last season.

Washington went 10-15 at home last year.

PK Park: 5/27-5/29, Oregon

Location-
Eugene, Oregon

Capacity-4,000

The Skinny-The stadium is named after former athletic director Pat Kilkenny. PK Park is also home to the Eugene Emeralds, a Class A short-season minor league team. The dimensions are 335 feet down the left field line, 400 feet to center field, and 325 feet down the right field line. The Ducks averaged an attendance of 2,360 at PK Park last season.

Oregon went 20-9 at home last year.

RECAP

Largest Capacity-
9,200 (Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium)  

Smallest Capacity-
1,000 (Joe Etzel Field)

Five Different States-Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Texas

Go Beavers!

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