V.A. Memorial Stadium
V.A. Memorial Stadium is a baseball stadium located on the grounds of the Veteran's Administration Hospital campus 3 miles north of Chillicothe, Ohio. It is officially designated as building 244. The stadium is the home field of the Chillicothe Paints, a collegiate wooden bat baseball team in the Prospect League. Though primarily used for baseball, V.A. Memorial Stadium has been used for softball, soccer, and other non-sporting events. The stadium holds over 3000 people. The main grandstand is covered and constructed of concrete and brick. The seating in the grandstand consists of 12 rows of bench seats with the lower 6 rows having backrests. Additional seating includes metal bleachers along the 1st and 3rd base lines, picnic tables along the left field line, and a party deck in the left field corner. Until 2006 the playing surface consisted of natural grass and dirt. In 2006 Field Turf was installed.

Stadium History
The stadium was constructed in 1954 with funding from the Blue Star Mothers of America. It was originally used as a field for the patients of the VA Hospital to play softball. In 1993 the Frontier League began operations with the Chillicothe Paints playing in VA Memorial Stadium as one of the original 8 teams. The Paints organization with cooperation from the Veteran's Administration renovated the stadium for the Paints opening game in June 1993. In 2006 the Ross County Commissioners and Ross County Convention Facility Authority worked together to further renovate the stadium adding the left field party deck and Field Turf.

Stadium Events
Chillicothe Paints Prospect League Baseball. Mid-American Conference baseball tournament in 2008 and 2009. (The MAC has an agreement in place to keep the tournament at the stadium through 2010, with an option for 2011.) Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference ( GLIAC) Baseball Tournament in 2009. OHSAA Division III District and Regional Baseball Tournament. OHSAA Regular Season Baseball and Soccer games. Scenes from the 1999 movie A Little Inside were filmed in the stadium.


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