Thomas Stadium

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Thomas Stadium
"The Thom"
Location State of Franklin Road and University Parkway, Johnson City, Tennessee, USA [1]
Coordinates 36°18′36″N82°21′51″W / 36.310024°N 82.364218°W / 36.310024; -82.364218 Coordinates: 36°18′36″N82°21′51″W / 36.310024°N 82.364218°W / 36.310024; -82.364218
Owner East Tennessee State University
Operator East Tennessee State University
Capacity 1,000
Record attendance 1,752 (4/9/2013 vs. Tennessee)
Field sizeLeft field: 325 feet (99 m)
Left center field: 370 feet (110 m)
Center field: 400 feet (120 m)
Right center field: 370 feet (110 m)
Right field: 325 feet (99 m)
Surface FieldTurf
Scoreboard Lighthouse LED videoboard by TS Sports
Construction
Built 2011-2012
Opened Fri., February 17, 2012 (playing field)
Fri., February 15, 2013 (stadium)
Architect Ken Ross Architects
Tenants
East Tennessee State Buccaneers baseball (SoCon) (2012-present)

Thomas Stadium is a baseball venue in Johnson City, Tennessee, United States. It is home to the East Tennessee State Buccaneers baseball team of the NCAA Division I Southern Conference. Opened in 2012, the facility has a listed capacity of 1,000 spectators. [2] Features of the stadium include an LED video board, a FieldTurf playing surface, stadium lighting, berm seating, concessions, and restrooms. [3] The stadium replaced Howard Johnson Field as the home of East Tennessee State's baseball program. [4]

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Johnson City, Tennessee City in Tennessee, United States

Johnson City is a city in Washington, Carter, and Sullivan counties in the U.S. state of Tennessee, with most of the city being in Washington County. As of the 2010 census, the population of Johnson City was 63,152, and by 2017 the estimated population was 66,391, making it the ninth-largest city in the state.

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The playing field at Thomas Stadium opened on February 17, 2012, when East Tennessee State defeated Eastern Kentucky 8-3 in front of 327 spectators. [5] The stadium itself opened on February 15, 2013 with a 6-4 loss to Penn State with 910 in attendance. [6] The largest crowd to fill the stadium occurred on April 9, 2013, when 1,752 fans attended the Bucs' game versus Tennessee. [7]

The Penn State Nittany Lions baseball team is the varsity intercollegiate athletic team of the Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania, United States. The team competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I and are members of the Big Ten Conference.

Tennessee Volunteers baseball American college baseball team

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