Hodgetown
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Hodgetown
Hodgetown
Former namesAmarillo Ballpark (planning stages)
MPEV (planning stages)
Location701 S Buchanan St
Amarillo, Texas
Coordinates35°12?20?N 101°49?55?W / 35.20556°N 101.83194°W / 35.20556; -101.83194Coordinates: 35°12?20?N 101°49?55?W / 35.20556°N 101.83194°W / 35.20556; -101.83194
OwnerCity of Amarillo
OperatorElmore Sports Group
Capacity6,631[4]
Field sizeLeft Field: 325 ft (99 m)
Center Field: 400 ft (120 m)
Right Field: 325 ft (99 m)[4]
Acreage9.3 acres (3.8 ha)[4]
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke groundFebruary 1, 2018[1]
Built2018-2019
OpenedApril 8, 2019[2]
Construction cost$45.5 million[1]
ArchitectPopulous
General contractorWestern-Hunt (Western Builders and Hunt Construction Group)[3]
Tenants
Amarillo Sod Poodles (TL) 2019-present

Hodgetown is a baseball park in downtown Amarillo, Texas. It is the home ballpark of the Amarillo Sod Poodles, the Double-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres in the Texas League.[5] It opened on April 8, 2019,[2] and can seat 6,631 people.[4] The park is named in honor of Amarillo pharmacist, businessman, philanthropist, and 26th Mayor of Amarillo Jerry Hodge.[6] Hodgetown is the most elevated ballpark in the Texas League at approximately 3,600 feet.[]

In the ballpark's inaugural game on April 8, 2019, the Sod Poodles were defeated by the Midland RockHounds, 9-4 in 10 innings.[2] The opener was attended by 7,175 people.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b Clark, Douglas (February 1, 2018). "Stepping up to the Plate: Officials Break Ground on Downtown Ballpark Project". Amarillo Globe-News. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Sod Poodles Fall To RockHounds In Inaugural Home Opener". Amarillo Sod Poodles. Minor League Baseball. April 9, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ Speddon, Zach (January 12, 2018). "Amarillo to Vote on Ballpark Construction Contract". Ballpark Digest. August Publications. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d Reichard, Kevin (April 10, 2019). "Sod Poodles Launch Crowd-Pleasing Ballpark". Ballpark Digest. August Publications. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "Padres, Amarillo Agree to Affiliation". Ballpark Digest. August Publications. October 1, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Amarillo Sod Poodles Name Downtown Ballpark "Hodgetown"". Amarillo Sod Poodles. Minor League Baseball. January 17, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ "RockHounds vs. Sod Poodles Box Score - 04/08/19". Minor League Baseball. April 8, 2019. Retrieved 2019.

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