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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, US$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.Design
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 and Comerica Park.
The US$46 million facility seats 12,500, with left field dimensions of 324 ft (99 m); center field, 402 ft (123 m); and right field, 335 ft (102 m).
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.
- Chukchansi Park aerial view