Grounds of Jacksonville
The Baseball Grounds of
Jacksonville, which opened in 2003, is one of the premier Minor League ballparks in North America.Ballpark map and diagram
The ballpark was the first completed project of the Better Jacksonville Plan. Featuring an old-fashioned
design, brick facade and a grass seating berm, the Baseball Grounds reminds fans of the days of yesteryear
and preserves all of the wonderful tradition baseball has to offer. The vivid sightlines capture the action
up-close while providing fans with comfortable seating and easy access to concessions and restrooms.
The Baseball Grounds also features 12 luxury skyboxes, four skydecks, a large scoreboard and videoboard, a
playground, and the "knuckle," a unique nine-foot high mound for seating at the left field corner.
Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville Fast Facts
Playing Surface: Grass
- Left Field - 321'
- Center Field - 420'
- Right Field - 317'
2011 attendance: 309,310 (an average of
4,419 per game.) For all public events during 20011,
322,324 fans entered the ballpark.Has nearly 6,000 stadium-style chairs and can accommodate
more than 11,000 fans with berm and bleacher seating.
Has 12 luxury skyboxes and four sky decks, each of which
having private seating.
Total estimated cost is $34 million, paid for by
Jacksonville residents as part of a tax approved in 2000
to fund the "Better Jacksonville Plan," an initiative
to improve the city's infrastructure. The adjacent
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena was also funded through
the plan and was completed in November 2003.
Boasts the longest distance between home plate and
center field in the Southern League -- 420 feet.
Claims to have the largest roof constructed on an open-air
facility in the Minor Leagues.
Is completely wheelchair accessible, including the dugouts,
camera wells and playing field.
Features a souvenir shop, first aid facility, various seating levels and
perspectives, an ample number of restrooms and concession
areas, wide concourse and seating aisles and a state-of-the-art
video scoreboard in left center field.
Additional information on the Baseball Grounds:
Better Jacksonville Plan