|Location||State of Franklin Road and University Parkway, Johnson City, Tennessee, USA|
|Owner||East Tennessee State University|
|Operator||East Tennessee State University|
|Record attendance||1,752 (4/9/2013 vs. Tennessee)|
|Field size||Left 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)
|Scoreboard||Lighthouse LED videoboard by TS Sports|
|Opened||Fri., February 17, 2012 (playing field)|
Fri., February 15, 2013 (stadium)
|Architect||Ken Ross Architects|
|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.Features of the stadium include an LED video board, a FieldTurf playing surface, stadium lighting, berm seating, concessions, and restrooms. The stadium replaced Howard Johnson Field as the home of East Tennessee State's baseball program.
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