Raley Field

Raley Field is the home of the Sacramento River Cats minor league baseball team in the Pacific Coast League. Raley Field was built on the site of old warehouses and railyards, in West Sacramento, California, USA across the Sacramento River from the California State Capitol.

The privately financed $42 million stadium was built in eight and a half months, but extended periods of bad weather forced the River Cats on a season opening one month-long road trip, as completion was delayed 45 days. The completion time however was estimated to be about two years. The home opening day was May 15, 2000.

The stadium has 11,093 permanent seats and grass berms in both right and left field for a total capacity of 14,014. The field dimensions are 330 (LF), 403 (CF), 325 (RF).

The naming rights for the facility were sold to Raley's, a regional chain of supermarkets which is also based in West Sacramento. The stadium was not designed with expansion in mind; therefore, if a major league ballclub (such as the Oakland Athletics, who are the major league affiliate of the River Cats) ever moved to Sacramento there would be significant work required.

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