|Location||West Center Street and N 800 W, Cedar City, Utah, USA|
|Owner||Southern Utah University|
|Operator||Southern Utah University|
|Field size||345 feet (Left field)|
385 feet (LCF)
410 feet (Center field)
385 feet (RCF)
330 feet (Right field)
|Southern Utah Thunderbirds baseball (NCAA Division I Summit) (?-2012)|
Thunderbird Park was a baseball venue in Cedar City, Utah, United States. It was home to the Southern Utah Thunderbirds baseball team.As part of the athletic program's move to the Big Sky Conference for the 2012-2013 season, Southern Utah's baseball program was discontinued. The venue had a capacity of 500 spectators.
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Cedar City is the largest city in Iron County, Utah, United States. It is located 250 miles (400 km) south of Salt Lake City, and 170 miles (270 km) north of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. It is the home of Southern Utah University, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, the Utah Summer Games, the Neil Simon Theatre Festival, and other events. As of the 2010 census the city had a population of 28,857, up from 20,257 in 2000. As of 2016 the estimated population was 31,223.
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