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Chukchansi Park
Former names Grizzlies Stadium
Location 1800 Tulare Street
Fresno, California 93721
Coordinates Template:Geobox coor
Broke ground August 8, 2000[1]
Opened May 1, 2002
Owner City of Fresno
Operator Fresno Sports Management, LLC.[2]
Surface Grass
Construction cost $46 million
($59.4 million in 2012 dollars)
Architect HOK Sport
Project Manager Huber, Hunt & Nichols[2]
Structural engineer Advanced Structural Design, Inc.[3]
Services engineer FSC, Inc.[4]
General Contractor Mauldin-Dorfmeier[2]
Capacity 12,500
Executive Suites 33
Field dimensions Left field: 324 feet (98.8 m)
Center field: 402 feet (122.5 m)
Right field: 335 feet (102.1 m)
Tenants
Fresno Grizzlies (2002-present)
Fresno Fuego (2007-present)

Chukchansi Park, formerly Grizzlies Stadium, is a city-owned baseball stadium located in Fresno, California, completed in 2002 as the home for the Pacific Coast League, Fresno Grizzlies. In September 2006, Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino, affiliated with the Chukchansi tribe, announced it would be the premier corporate sponsor for Grizzlies Stadium, in a 15-year, $16 million deal. The first game was May 1, 2002. Located in downtown Fresno, it is to be an anchor in the rehabilitation of the area, as other commercial development is planned in the Central Business District Loop.

DesignEdit

The stadium was designed by Populous (formerly HOK Sport), the firm responsible for many of today's sports stadiums like Oriole Park at Camden Yards, PETCO Park, Comerica Park and the home of the club's parent team AT&T Park in San Francisco.

The $46 million facility seats 12,500, with left field dimensions of 324 feet (98.8 m); center field, 402 feet (122.5 m); and right field, 335 feet (102.1 m). The ballpark features 600 club seats and 32 luxury suites[5]

The stadium's current tenants are the Pacific Coast League: Fresno Grizzlies (2002–present), and the USL Premier Development League: Fresno Fuego (2007–present), and is also used for soccer, music concerts, motocross events, and high school football.

Attendance recordsEdit

The stadium's attendance record was set on June 27, 2012 when Chukchansi Park hosted an exhibition soccer game between Mexican soccer clubs América and Chiapas of the Primera División, in front of a crowd of 16,125 fans;[6] breaking the previous record set on June 26, 2008 when the Grizzlies played their parent club, the San Francisco Giants, in an exhibition game in front of 14,084 fans.[7]

On May 11, 2012, the Grizzlies fell to the Iowa Cubs in front of 14,023 fans, which is the largest regular season crowd in franchise history.[8]

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Preceded by:
Pete Beiden Field
Home of the
Fresno Grizzlies

2002 – present
Succeeded by:
current

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