Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field
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Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field on the campus of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, February 2007
Former namesMark Light Field (1973–2009)
LocationCoral Gables, Florida, United States
Coordinates25°42′42″N 80°16′56″W / 25.71167°N 80.28222°W / 25.71167; -80.28222Coordinates: 25°42′42″N 80°16′56″W / 25.71167°N 80.28222°W / 25.71167; -80.28222
OwnerUniversity of Miami
OperatorUniversity of Miami
Capacity5,000
Field sizeLeft Field - 330 ft (100.5 m)
Left-Center - 365 ft (111 m)
Center Field - 400 ft (122 m)
Right-Center - 365 ft (111 m)
Right Field - 330 ft (100.5m)[1]
SurfaceNatural grass
ScoreboardElectronic
Construction
Built1972-1973
OpenedFebruary 16, 1973
Renovated1974, 1996, 2007–2009
ArchitectSuburban
Tenants
Miami Hurricanes baseball (1973–present)
Website
Official website

Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field is home field for the Miami Hurricanes baseball team at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. The stadium holds a capacity of 5,000 spectators and is located on the University of Miami's campus in Coral Gables. The first game on the field was held on February 16, 1973.[2]

University Miami fan George Light donated money for the field's construction, which is named for George Light's son, Mark Light, who died of muscular dystrophy.[2] The field was dedicated in his honor in 1977.

Following a $3.9 million contribution by New York Yankees all-star Alex Rodriguez, the facility was renovated in 2007-2009 and renamed.[3]

In 2013, the Hurricanes ranked 26th nationally among Division I baseball programs in attendance, averaging 2,635 per home game.[4]

Since 1973, the University of Miami has been one of college baseball's elite with 25 College World Series appearances,[5] winning four national championships (1982, 1985, 1999, and 2001) and advancing to the NCAA regionals a record 44 consecutive years.[6] Miami has won 29 NCAA Regional Titles, hosted 27 NCAA Regionals, and in each of their four national championship runs they were an NCAA Regional Host.[7]

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References

  1. ^ "Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field Profile - The Baseball Cube". The Baseball Cube. Retrieved 2018-05-14.
  2. ^ a b "Archived item". Archived from the original on 2011-08-26. Retrieved 2011-09-24.
  3. ^ "Archived item". Archived from the original on 2012-04-06. Retrieved 2011-09-24.
  4. ^ Cutler, Tami (June 11, 2013). "2013 Division I Baseball Attendance - Final Report" (PDF). Sportswriters.net. NCBWA. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 28, 2014. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  5. ^ "Runner-up Texas tops preseason poll". ESPN. January 28, 2010. Retrieved December 22, 2013.
  6. ^ Riggin, William (February 8, 2015). "Strong players set Canes up for another successful season". The Miami Hurricane. Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  7. ^ "2016 Hurricanes Baseball 2016 Media Guide: All-Time NCAA Tournament History" (PDF). Miami Hurricanes. p. 112. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 2, 2016.