Baseball Grounds of JacksonvilleEdit profile
The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville is a baseball stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. It is the home stadium of the Jacksonville Suns, who play in the Double-A Southern League. The facility opened in 2003. The Baseball Grounds were erected as part of the Better Jacksonville Plan, a city planning program. The facility cost $34 million and broke ground in 2002, with construction being completed the following year. It has nearly 6,000 stadium-style chairs and can accommodate more than 11,000 fans, the highest capacity in all of Double-A baseball, with an old-fashioned design, brick facade and a grass seating berm and bleacher seating. It also features 12 luxury skyboxes, four skydecks, a large scoreboard and videoboard, a playground, and the "knuckle," a unique 9-foot-high (2.7 m) mound for seating at the left field corner. Other ballpark features include a souvenir shop, first aid facility, various seating levels and perspectives, an ample number of restrooms and concession areas, first-class in-seat concession services behind home plate, wide concourse and seating aisles and a state-of-the-art video scoreboard in left center field. The ballpark was the first completed project of the Better Jacksonville Plan. The Atlantic Coast Conference baseball championship was held at the venue from 2005-2008. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets won the first ACC Tournament at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, followed by the Clemson Tigers in 2006, the North Carolina Tar Heels in 2007, and the Miami Hurricanes in 2008. Previously, the Suns played at Sam W. Wolfson Baseball Park. The park has an in-house video broadcast of games provided by Select Media. The ballpark is located in downtown Jacksonville, situated between Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena and EverBank Field.