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AutoZone Park Facts

AutoZone Park Interesting Facts

  • Architects: Looney Ricks Kiss Architects of Memphis was the lead architectural firm. Kansas City-based HOK Sports, designers of more major league baseball parks than any other architectural firm in the nation, was the consultant.
  • Numbers: In building AutoZone Park, 17,586 cubic yards of concrete were used - enough to cover 11 acres. There are 125,738 square feet of brick wall surrounding the park, including 380,000 specially manufactured bricks. There are 3,400 tons of structural steel and 227 miles of electrical wiring.
  • Some 350 tons of clay and 5,000 tons of sand were used to build the playing field. 100,000 square feet of sod cover the outfield.
  • The infield can drain one inch of rain per hour and still be playable. The average rainfall during and entire baseball season in Memphis is 22.18 inches or 4.44 inches each month, from April through August.
  • Dimensions: Left field is 319 feet from home plate, center field 400 feet, and right field 322 feet. The power alleys are 360 feet in left and 373 in right.
  • The left field wall is 15 feet, 8 inches high. A 7-foot-8-inch wall encloses the rest of AutoZone Park's out field.
  • AutoZone Park features the largest video board in minor league baseball, a 23-by-30 foot screen. The video board can produce 16.2 million different colors and is 127 feet (or 13 stories) above the playing field.