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Louisville Slugger Field Facts
Architectural Design Firm:
HNTB - Kansas City (MO) Worked with design of 17 minor league parks

Contractors:
Barton-Malow - Turner Sports

Construction Started:
November 1998 - 15 acre site of Brinly-Hardy Warehouse built in 1889 - Building served as center of train commerce from 1890 through early 1900's - Three sides of original building have been maintained (and reinforced) with blending of "old" and "new" with stadium construction.

Construction Costs:
Approximately $27.8 million (financed through partnership with City of Louisville, Louisville Baseball Club and private and civic sources).

Stadium Capacity: 13,131

First Game: April 12, 2000

Cost for a family of four to attend a Bats game:
Tickets $24 - $40 - Free Street Parking - Beverages (8 small soft drinks) $12 - Food (four hot dogs, nachos, one popcorn, one bag of peanuts, one pretzel) $14.25

Number Of Luxury Suites: 32

Cost to Purchase a Suite:
$30,000 per year

Bats Annual Rental Fee Per Year:
At Cardinal Stadium $120,000
At Louisville Slugger Field $802,000

Type of Playing Surface:
Kentucky Bluegrass (originally intended for Miller Park which was planned to open in April of 2000 as well) - Clay brought in from Tennessee (2 types) - Crushed brick on warning track

Outfield Dimensions:
Left 325 feet Center 405 feet Right 340 feet

Louisville Slugger Field includes:
PepsiVision Video Board (21' x 46'). - Continuous concourse around the field, with all concession stands providing a view of the field. - Outfield seating berm for families. - Two full service restaurants which are open year-round to the public. - Children's playground and carousel. - Outfield wall varies from 8 feet in right, left-center and center to 10 feet in left to 15 in right-center. - Playing field close to stands - home to backstop is only 60 feet, the same distance as Chicago's Wrigley Field.