Golden Park is a 5,000-seat baseball stadium in Columbus, Georgia, United States, that opened in 1926. Located on the Chattahoochee River in Downtown Columbus, it currently is not home to any professional baseball team. The exterior of the Golden Park is a red brick façade and has many well-landscaped sidewalks that connect to the Chattahoochee RiverWalk.[1] Doug Redmond led the park to the most successful park attendance record in 1992. Golden Park is named after Theodore Earnest Golden SR, co-founder of Goldens' Foundry and Machine Co.. Golden led the effort in Columbus for the city's first South Atlantic League team. Golden Park was renovated in 1994 in anticipation of the softball events of the 1996 Summer Olympics that were held in the city of Columbus.[2][3]In 2013, Golden Park was the home of the Beep Baseball World Series Championship game. The Taiwan Homerun Team beat the Austin Blackhawks by a score of 5-2.[4]. It also was the home field of the Columbus Catfish from 2003-2008.

Golden Park
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Location100 4th Street
Columbus, Georgia 31901
OwnerCity of Columbus
OperatorCity of Columbus
Capacity5,000
Field sizeLeft Field: 330 ft.

Center Field: 415 ft.

Right Field: 330 ft.
Opened1951
Tenants
Columbus Cardinals (1951–1959)
Columbus Confederate Yankees (1964–1966)
Columbus White Sox/Astros/Mudcats (1969–1990)
Columbus Indians/RedStixx (1991–2002)
South Georgia Waves/Columbus Catfish (2003–2008)
Columbus Wood Bats (2009)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About Golden Park". Ballpark Reviews. Retrieved April 7, 2007.
  2. ^ 1996 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. p. 541.
  3. ^ 1996 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 3. p. 462.
  4. ^ Haskey, Mike. "Championship Game at the 2013 Beep Baseball World Series in Columbus". LedgerEnquirer.com. Archived from the original on 8 August 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.

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Coordinates: 32°27′08″N 84°59′30″W / 32.452348°N 84.991541°W / 32.452348; -84.991541