Thunderbird Park (Cedar City)

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Thunderbird Park
LocationWest Center Street and N 800 W, Cedar City, Utah, USA
Coordinates 37°40′36″N113°04′29″W / 37.67666°N 113.074813°W / 37.67666; -113.074813 Coordinates: 37°40′36″N113°04′29″W / 37.67666°N 113.074813°W / 37.67666; -113.074813
Owner Southern Utah University
OperatorSouthern Utah University
Capacity 500
Field size345 feet (Left field)
385 feet (LCF)
410 feet (Center field)
385 feet (RCF)
330 feet (Right field)
SurfaceNatural grass
ScoreboardElectronic
Construction
Demolished2012
Tenants
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. [1] 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. [2] The venue had a capacity of 500 spectators. [3]

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Following the 2012 season, the baseball venue was demolished, and the area was converted to a soccer field. [4]

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References

  1. "Facilities". SUU T-Birds. Archived from the original on 3 February 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  2. SUU Media Relations (13 January 2012). "SUU to Discontinue Baseball Following 2012 Season". SUU T-Birds. Archived from the original on 3 February 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  3. "Southern Utah University Baseball 2011 Prospectus" (PDF). Southern Utah University Athletic Department. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 February 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  4. Sorenson, Eric (10 July 2012). "The Best of/Worst of 2012". CollegeBaseballToday.com. Archived from the original on 11 July 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2012.