Infinity Insurance Park, formerly known as University Park Stadium and FIU Baseball Stadium, is a baseball stadium located on the campus of Florida International University in Westchester, Florida, United States. It is the home venue of the FIU Panthers college baseball team of the Division I Conference USA. The facility opened on January 26, 1996, with a 1–0 FIU victory against Bethune-Cookman and was built on the same site as its predecessor, which had stood since 1965 (albeit with a slightly differently angled field configuration). All-American Evan W. Thomas threw a complete game shutout. University Park Stadium has a seating capacity of 2,000 people. The largest crowd in the stadium's history was 2,473 on February 26, 2002, when FIU defeated their cross-town rivals the Miami Hurricanes 7–1.
|Former names||FIU Baseball Stadium, University Park Stadium|
11200 S.W. 8th Street
Miami, Florida 33199
|Owner||Florida International University|
|Operator||Florida International University|
2,473 (largest crowd)
|Field size||Left Field - 325 ft |
Left-Center - 375 ft
Center Field - 400 ft
Right-Center - 375 ft
Right Field - 325 ft
|Opened||January 26, 1996|
|Renovated||2001, 2003, 2007|
|Construction cost||$3.5 million USD|
|FIU Golden Panthers (NCAA) (1996–Present)|
The team spent the 2005 season at the Homestead Sports Complex in Homestead while University Park Stadium underwent an expansion. In 2005, the facility hosted the Sun Belt Conference Baseball Tournament.
In 2018 Infinity Insurance acquired the naming rights for the stadium.
See also edit
- Facilities Archived 2009-01-14 at the Wayback Machine at fiusports.com, URL accessed December 7, 2010. Archived 12-07-2010
- Archives & Research Center at nl.newsbank.com, URL accessed December 7, 2010. Archived 12-07-2010
- "TO INFINITY AND BEYOND: FIU continues its winning ways against Miami, 5-3, in its newly-named ballpark".