Chiayi City Municipal Baseball Stadium

Chiayi City Municipal Baseball Stadium (Chinese: 嘉義市立棒球場; pinyin: Jiāyì Shìlì Bàngqiúchǎng) is a multi-use stadium in Chiayi City, Taiwan. It is currently used for baseball games and was the home field for the Chinatrust Whales from 1998 to 2003. The stadium was originally built in 1918 during the Taiwan under Japanese rule era and has been repeatedly refurbished. After the last refurbishment (1998) the stadium can host 10,000 spectators, and regularly hosts Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) games.[citation needed]

Chiayi City Municipal Baseball Stadium
嘉義市立棒球場
Chiayi Baseball Field 01.jpg
LocationChiayi City, Taiwan
Capacity10,000
Field sizeLeft Field - 350 ft
Center Field - 400 ft
Right Field - 350 ft
SurfaceGrass and Clay
Construction
Broke ground1917
OpenedDecember 1918
Renovated18 September 1998
Tenants
Chinatrust Whales(1998-2003)

TriviaEdit

This stadium is not the Chiayi County Baseball Stadium located in Taibao City, Chiayi County. The Chiayi County Baseball Stadium was built in 1996 and had been substantially invested and maintained by the Taiwan Major League as the home stadium of the Chiayi-Tainan Luka. On the contrary, Chiayi Baseball Field has been mainly for the use of CPBL. Chiayi County Baseball Stadium has a smaller capacity and is currently derelict after TML's collapse in 2003.

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Coordinates: 23°28′52″N 120°27′57″E / 23.481076°N 120.465721°E / 23.481076; 120.465721