Lake Elsinore Diamond
Lake Elsinore Diamond, commonly referred to as Storm Stadium, is a baseball park in Lake Elsinore, California. It is primarily used for baseball and is the home field of the Lake Elsinore Storm minor league baseball team, a part of the California League. The field at the Lake Elsinore Diamond is named the Pete Lehr Field.
|Location||500 Diamond Drive|
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
|Owner||City of Lake Elsinore|
|Capacity||6,066 permanent stadium seats|
|Field size||Left Field – 330 ft|
Left-Center Power Alley – 425 ft
Center Field – 400 ft
Right-Center Power Alley – 386 ft
Right Field – 310 ft
Backstop – 50 ft
|Surface||Tiffsport (Bermuda grass)|
|Broke ground||October 1992|
|Opened||April 15, 1994|
|Construction cost||$24.3 million|
($41.1 million in 2018 dollars)
|General contractor||Peter M. Savello & Associates Inc.|
|Lake Elsinore Storm (CL) (1994–present)|
It was built in 1994 and has a capacity of over 8,000 people with 6,066 permanent seats. The original $8 million construction estimate in 1992, however, ballooned to more than $22 million by the time of its completion.
The company that currently manages the site is Storm Entertainment, a newly developed entity of Storm Baseball. When baseball is not in season, the field is used for a number of other purposes including concerts, boxing matches, and local high school graduations, all of which can utilize temporary seating to increase the capacity to 14,000.
This stadium also has a yearly event for Halloween, the "Field of Screams".
In December 2017, the park hosted the Stadium Super Trucks racing series' World Championship Finals. To create the course, approximately 150,000 square feet of dirt was brought in. The series returned to the Diamond for its 2018 season opener.
The Diamond Club is the name of the enclosed restaurant and patio in the left field corner. The restaurant has a full menu and is open to the public during all home games. They also host events for any party you might have. The venue can host various events including birthdays, weddings, etc. It can hold up to 300 guest has have several full menus for your choosing.
Right field is 310 feet away from home plate, with center field at a distance of 400 feet and left field at a distance of 330 feet. The deepest part of the park is the left center power alley at 425 feet. The grass used is Tiffsport, a hybrid Bermuda grass, which is overseeded with ryegrass for the winter.
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