LF: 312' CF: 400' RF: 328'
Affiliate: Detroit Tigers
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Radio: WFNN 1330 AM
Nearby Major Airports:
Cleveland Hopkins International
Nearest Pro Ballparks:
Diethrick Park in Jamestown, NY (48.8 miles)
Classic Park in Eastlake, OH (86.9 miles)
Eastwood Field in Niles, OH (92.1 miles)
Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, NY
|Year ||Total ||Rank *
|* The SeaWolves' total attendance ranking in the 12-team Eastern League
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Jerry Uht Park Facts, Figures & Firsts
Construction cost: $9 million
Financing: Most of the tab was paid for by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as $8 million in state funds were allocated from the capital budget to pay for construction. To cover architectural costs, the City of Erie, Erie County, and Team Erie, a 300-member citizens' group, each chipped in $300,000 apiece. Neighboring Millcreek Township also contributed $25,000.
Architects: Weber Murphy Fox and Lescher Mahoney Sports
Construction manager: Heery International
Groundbreaking date: July 27, 1994
Was built on the site of an old Sears building.
Located in downtown Erie and is directly adjacent to the Tullio Arena, which opened in 1983 and is generally referred to as the Erie Civic Center. Because of the arena's prior presence, the ballpark has a short porch in left field, as there's just 312 feet of space between home plate and the beginning of Civic Center property.
Had no official name when it opened, so the local press generally referred to it then as the "new downtown ballpark" and, in some cases, the "no-name ballpark."
Replaced Ainsworth Field, which opened in 1923 and still stands about 2½ miles southwest in a residential neighborhood where the old field is often used by amateur teams.
First game: The Erie SeaWolves beat the Jamestown Jammers, 3-2, on June 20, 1995 in front of 6,300 fans
Other ballpark firsts (all of which occurred on 6/20/95, unless noted):
|Pitch ||Batter ||Hit (single) ||Home Run ||Winning Pitcher ||Losing Pitcher ||Save (6/21)
|Rayon Reid ||Ricky Gray ||Elton Pollock ||Ricky Gray ||Tim Collie ||Bryan Corey ||Tim Collie