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ABOUT THE STADIUM

Located just off of Interstate 5 in Keizer, Oregon (just north of Oregon's capital city of Salem), Volcanoes Stadium is home of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes professional baseball club.

The Volcanoes, Class A Short-Season affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, began league play in the stadium in 1997. The stadium seats 4,254 fans comfortably, with standing room for more. The stadium has 11 concession stands, a sports bar, kids playground, entertainment deck, 13 luxury SkyBox suites, a home run porch, and is home to the Volcano Burger.

Since the stadium's completion in 1997, well over 2 million fans have attended games at the ballpark. It was the first new stadium built in the Salem-Keizer area since 1940.

In 1998, the Volcanoes won their first Northwest League Championship. The following year, the stadium received a Design Award from the America Institute of Architects. In 2000, the stadium expanded by adding the home run porch in left field.

Numerous expansions and renovations have taken place at Volcanoes Stadium through the years. The Children's Play Area was added in 2001, the Lava Lodge Sports Bar in 2002, the Team Store was expanded in 2005, and a touch of major league entertainment was added in 2006 with the addition of the right-field video board.

Volcanoes Stadium Facts

Groudbreaking - January 6, 1997

Construction Completion - June 1997

Seating Capacity - 4,254

Dimensions - LF 325, CF 405, RF 325

Playing Surface - Natural Grass

Dedication - June 22, 1997

Dedication Attendance - 4,901

Volcanoes Stadium Firsts

First Scheduled Game - June 22, 1997 - vs. Yakima, Postponed (weather)

First Game - June 23, 1997 - vs. Yakima

First Game Attendance- 3,375 - vs. Yakima

First Batter - Rich Saitta - Yakima

First Pitch - Ryan Jensen - 7:07pm, ball

First Hit - Rich Saitta - Yakima, HR to LF, 1st inning

First Run - Rich Saitta - Yakima, 1st inning

First RBI - Rich Saitta - Yakima, 1st inning

First Double - Rich Saitta - Yakima, June 23

First Triple - Jamie Goudie - Yakima, June 24

Home Run - Rich Saitta - Yakima, June 23

First Stolen Base - Mike Byas - vs. Yakima, June 23

First Volcanoes Batter - Mike Byas - Singled

First Volcanoes Hit - Mike Byas - vs. Yakima, June 23, single

First Volcanoes Batter - Mike Byas - Singled

First Volcanoes Run - Mike Byas - vs. Yakima, June 23, 1st inning

First Volcanoes RBI - C.J. Ankrum - vs. Yakima, June 23, 3rd inning

First Volcanoes Double - Chad Faircloth - vs. Yakima, June 24

First Volcanoes Triple - Mike Byas - vs. Yakima, June 25

First Volcanoes Home Run - C.J. Ankrum - vs. Yakima, June 23, 3rd inning

First Win - vs. Yakima - June 23, 8-2

First Winning Pitcher - Ryan Jensen - vs. Yakima, June 23

First Home Loss - vs. Southern Oregon - July 1, 3-2, 10 innings

First Save - Jesse Travis - vs. Yakima, June 26

Volcanoes Stadium Firsts
First Date Opponent
First Scheduled Game 22-Jun-97 vs. Yakima, Postponed (weather)
First Game 23-Jun-97 vs. Yakima
First Game Attendance 3,375 vs. Yakima
First Batter Rich Saitta Yakima
First Pitch Ryan Jensen 7:07pm, ball
First Hit Rich Saitta Yakima, HR to LF, 1st inning
First Run Rich Saitta Yakima, 1st inning
First RBI Rich Saitta Yakima, 1st inning
First Double Rich Saitta Yakima, June 23
First Triple Jamie Goudie Yakima, June 24
First Home Run Rich Saitta Yakima, June 23
First Stolen Base Mike Byas vs. Yakima, June 23
First Volcanoes Batter Mike Byas Singled
First Volcanoes Hit Mike Byas vs. Yakima, June 23, single
First Volcanoes Batter Mike Byas Singled
First Volcanoes Run Mike Byas vs. Yakima, June 23, 1st inning
First Volcanoes RBI C.J. Ankrum vs. Yakima, June 23, 3rd inning
First Volcanoes Double Chad Faircloth vs. Yakima, June 24
First Volcanoes Triple Mike Byas vs. Yakima, June 25
First Volcanoes Home Run C.J. Ankrum vs. Yakima, June 23, 3rd inning
First Win vs. Yakima June 23, 8-2
First Winning Pitcher Ryan Jensen vs. Yakima, June 23
First Home Loss vs. Southern Oregon July 1, 3-2, 10 innings
First Save Jesse Travis vs. Yakima, June 26