| Montgomery Biscuits
||Double-A Affiliate of the Rays
Riverwalk Stadium Facts, Figures & Firsts
Construction cost: $26 million
Financing: The city is paying for the stadium with proceeds from a 2.5% hotel tax and rent received from the Biscuits. The team's rent is based on revenue generated at the stadium.
Architect: HOK Sport
Construction manager: W.G. Yates & Sons
The decision to build the stadium was approved with a 7-1 vote by the Montgomery City Council on December 3, 2002.
Stands on a 9.5 acre site a short distance from the Alabama River.
Naming rights to the stadium have never been sold as originally intended. Had a sponsor been found, the city and team would've split the fee, which was expected to be $100,000 annually.
Owned by the City of Montgomery.
Hosted the NCAA Division II Baseball Championship tournament from 2004 through 2007.
First game: The Montgomery Biscuits beat the Huntsville Stars, 8-0, on April 16, 2004 in front of 7,378 fans
Other stadium firsts (all of which occurred on 4/16/04, unless noted):
|Pitch ||Batter ||Home Run (4/18) ||Winning Pitcher ||Losing Pitcher
|Jarod Matthews ||Tony Gwynn, Jr. ||Brad Nelson ||Jarod Matthews ||Tim Bausher