Howard J. Lamade StadiumEdit profile
Howard J. Lamade Stadium is a baseball stadium in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Each year, it hosts the Little League World Series, along with Little League Volunteer Stadium. Lamade Stadium was built in 1959 and holds 40,000 people, most of whom sit on the outfield berms. The stadium is 2/3 the size of a MLB stadium, with 60 foot basepaths, a 45 foot mound, and after the change in 2006, 225 foot fences.Renovations
The stadium was changed in 1992 when lights were added so that night games could be played as part of expansion of the series to round robin play.
In 2006, the fences were moved back 20 feet (6 meters) to 225 feet (68.5 meters) to all fields; the wall forms one-fourth of a true circle. This was done because home runs were becoming too common. Other renovations included the extension of the stadium roofs to the end of the grandstands and additional seating with backing were added in place of bleacher seating.
On August 19, 2011, Lamade Stadium set a new attendence record for the the game between La Grange, Kentucky and Clinton County, Pennsylvania, with 41,848 people in the stands and on the hill.