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John Thurman Field
Location 601 Neece Drive
Modesto, California 95351
Broke ground 1954
Opened April 15, 1955
Renovated 1997
Owner City of Modesto
Operator City of Modesto
Surface Grass
Construction cost $3.93 Million (renovation)
Architect L.D. Astorino & Associates, Ltd. (renovation)
General Contractor Acme Construction Company (renovation)
Modesto Nuts (California League) (2005-present)
4,000 (Baseball)
7,500 (Concerts)
Left Field - 312 ft
Left-Center - 393 ft
Center Field - 400 ft
Right-Center - 370 ft
Right Field - 319 ft
Backstop - 30 ft

John Thurman Field is a stadium in Modesto, California. It is primarily used for baseball, and is the home field of the Modesto Nuts minor league baseball team of the California League. It was built in 1955 and holds 4,000 people. It was later named for California State Assemblyman John Thurman, from Modesto. There has been talk about building a new stadium around the general area, but no decision has been reached.

Notable eventsEdit

During the 2007 season, legendary left-hander Randy Johnson made an appearance for the Arizona Diamondbacks affiliate, then called the Visalia Oaks. Johnson's appearance sparked a media frenzy and helped the Nuts draw over 5,000 fans for that day's game.

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