New seats to debut at The Diamond

City-owned ballpark to undergo largest upgrade since 1994

By Lake Elsinore Storm | January 9, 2017 7:50 PM ET

LAKE ELSINORE, CA - The Lake Elsinore Storm and the City of Lake Elsinore have announced plans for major upgrades to The Diamond in advance of the 2017 season. New seats and viewing areas will be installed to improve the fan experience and further cement the facility's reputation as one of the finest venues in all of Minor League Baseball.

The upgraded look and feel will alter the stadium's seating layout. All but three sections of the park's seats will be replaced and new viewing areas will be installed where there was once just stadium seating. The 5,139 fixed seats will be split into six sections:

  • Home Plate Premium (Section 101-103, first 12 rows)
    • Specialty seat with padding and a prim
  • Home Plate High Tops (Sec. 101-103, remaining rows)
    • Enjoy a beverage or cocktail like you're at a bar… behind home plate!
  • Home Plate (Sec. 104-107)
  • Dugout (Sec. 108-113)
  • Field (Sec. 114-117)
  • Outfield (Sections 119, 121, 123)
    • Three sections with original stadium seating.

Another new addition - located just below the concourse and above the Dugout section - will be Dugout 4-Tops, which feature four padded chairs around a table in a private viewing area, complemented by waitress service and an unbeatable view of the action.

"We're beyond excited about the evolution of our seating at The Diamond in 2017," Storm General Manager Raj Narayanan said. "New seats are the first step in upgrading the ballpark; we've stayed true to the original spirit of the facility while creating new hangout areas for our fans young and old. With the help of Larimer Design, the City of Lake Elsinore and our consultant, Dave Oster, we are committed to continuing to improve every aspect of the fan experience. Despite all the changes, this is just Phase One; many more upgrades are scheduled for the future. It's a great time to be a Storm fan."

Ticket prices for the 2017 season range between $10 and $18. Season Seat Memberships, Mini Plans and Flex Books are on sale now while individual game tickets go on sale March 13.

The 24th season of Storm Baseball begins on Thursday, April 6, 2017. For more information regarding the new seating, ticket sales or promotions, visit or call (951) 245-HITS.



This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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