Suplizio Field facts for kids
|Location||12th Street and North Avenue Grand Junction, Colorado|
|Owner||City of Grand Junction|
|Field dimensions||Left field foul line: 302 feet (92 m)
Left field: 365 feet (111 m)
Left-center field: 410 feet (120 m)
Center field: 400 feet (120 m)
Right-center field: 365 feet (111 m)
Right field foul line: 330 feet (100 m)
|Colorado Mesa University (1949-present)
Mesa County School District 51 High School Baseball (1958-present)
JUCO Baseball World Series (1958-present)
Grand Junction Rockies (2012-present)
Sam Suplizio Field is a stadium in Grand Junction, Colorado, United States. It is named after former Denver Bears right fielder, New York Yankees prospect and MLB Coach Sam Suplizio. Suplizio Field is the home of the Grand Junction Rockies of the independent Pioneer League.
The stadium is located just northeast of downtown Grand Junction in Lincoln Park. The ballpark is adjacent on its west side to Ralph Stocker Stadium. Suplizio Field is also the primary home for Colorado Mesa University and local high school baseball, and has been the home of the Junior College World Series since 1958.
In June 2011, both Suplizio Field and Ralph Stocker Stadium underwent an $8.3 million renovation project to replace the aging original concrete bleacher section along the first base line at Suplizio, along with the original bleacher section and press box on the west side of adjoining Ralph Stocker Stadium, with a new section that includes new seating for both venues as well as a new two story press box and handicapped accessible mezzanine level which was ready for use by May 2012.
- Colorado Field of the Year in 2009 by Colorado Sports Turf Managers Association
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