Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium Information

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Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium
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Location200 Coosa Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Coordinates 32°22′56″N 86°18′38″W / 32.3822°N 86.3106°W / 32.3822; -86.3106
MONTGOMERY RIVERWALK STADIUM Latitude and Longitude:

32°22′56″N 86°18′38″W / 32.3822°N 86.3106°W / 32.3822; -86.3106
Owner City of Montgomery
Operator Montgomery Professional Baseball, LLC
Capacity4,500 seats
20 luxury boxes
~2,500 general admission (7,000 total) [1]
Field sizeLeft Field: 314 ft (96 m)
Left-Center: 380 ft (120 m)
Center Field: 401 ft (122 m)
Right-center: 377 ft (115 m)
Right Field: 332 ft (101 m)
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke groundMay 11, 2003
OpenedApril 16, 2004
Construction cost $26 million
($34.5 million in 2018 dollars [2])
ArchitectPopulous
Project managerHagan Construction Company [3]
Structural engineer Walter P Moore/Sykes Consulting, Inc. [4] [5]
Services engineerJ. M. Garrett & Sons, Inc. [3]
General contractorJesco Inc. [6]
Tenants
Montgomery Biscuits ( SL) (2004–present)

Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium is the home of the Montgomery Biscuits of the Southern League. The minor league baseball ballpark opened in Montgomery, Alabama in 2004. Located in downtown Montgomery, the stadium can host up to 7,000 people a night.

Riverwalk Stadium is a converted century-old train shed. The actual train station is located two blocks away from the field. The abandoned train shed is what is on the exterior of the first base side of the park. [7] Riverwalk Stadium is located near the Alabama River. Montgomery offers a riverfront area that is easily accessible from Riverwalk Stadium with a children's splash pad. There is also an amphitheater located behind the field. [8]

Features

The stadium offers 20 luxury suites. Six of the suites are built into the old train terminal along the first-base line and the remaining 14 extend along the third base line. [7] Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium offers picnic areas along the third-base line and in left-center field. [7] The picnic area in left-center field can accommodate up to 4,000 fans. The stadium also has a full bar, called "The Club Car Bar", which is located down the first base line [7] and a children's playground area located down the third base line. [7] The stadium scoreboard is a video board with a LED screen capable of instant replay. The stadium also has a gift shop called "The Biscuit Basket" located under the grandstands. [7] There is a notched curve in deep right field over which the American flag is flown.

Between 2004 and 2007, Riverwalk Stadium hosted the NCAA Division II baseball championship tournament; the tournament moved to Riverwalk Stadium from nearby Paterson Field, where it had been held since 1985. [9] The tournament moved to Sauget, Illinois, in 2008.

History

Victor Mateo threw the stadium's first no-hitter on August 24, 2013, when he allowed just one baserunner on a walk (the runner was erased in a double play later in the inning) in the Biscuits' 3–0 defeat of the Jacksonville Suns. [10]

References

  1. ^ "Riverwalk Stadium Information". Minor League Baseball. Montgomery Biscuits. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  2. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium" (PDF). Tensar Earth Technologies, Inc. October 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 20, 2006. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  4. ^ "Our Company Awards". Walter P Moore. Archived from the original on July 7, 2007. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  5. ^ "Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium". Sykes Consulting, Inc. 2006. Retrieved June 26, 2014.
  6. ^ Broughton, David (April 12, 2004). "Homestyle: Biscuits' New Park Ready". SportsBusiness Journal. Retrieved September 18, 2011.
  7. ^ a b c d e f "Montgomery Biscuits Stadium Facts". Minor League Baseball. February 25, 2013. Retrieved February 23, 2014.
  8. ^ "Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium". Stadium Journey. Retrieved February 23, 2014.
  9. ^ Knight, Graham (2011). "Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium". Baseball Pilgrimages. Retrieved February 23, 2014.
  10. ^ Seiner, Jake (August 25, 2013). "Biscuits' Mateo Spins Second No-Hitter". Minor League Baseball. Retrieved February 23, 2014.

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