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Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field is a baseball stadium on the University of Miami campus in Coral Gables, Florida, United States. It is the home field of the University of Miami Hurricanes baseball team. The stadium holds a capacity of 5,000 spectators. The first game was held on February 16, 1973.[2]

Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field
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Former namesMark Light Field (1973–2009)
LocationCoral Gables, FL, United States
Coordinates25°42′42″N 80°16′56″W / 25.71167°N 80.28222°W / 25.71167; -80.28222Coordinates: 25°42′42″N 80°16′56″W / 25.71167°N 80.28222°W / 25.71167; -80.28222
OwnerUniversity of Miami
OperatorUniversity of Miami
Capacity5,000
Field sizeLeft Field - 330 ft (100.5 m)
Left-Center - 365 ft (111 m)
Center Field - 400 ft (122 m)
Right-Center - 365 ft (111 m)
Right Field - 330 ft (100.5m)[1]
SurfaceNatural grass
ScoreboardElectronic
Construction
OpenedFebruary 16, 1973
Renovated1974, 1996, 2007-2009
ArchitectPopulous (company)[citation needed]
Tenants
Miami Hurricanes baseball (1973-present)
Website
Official website

Miami fan George Light donated money for the field's construction. Mark Light Field is named for George Light's son, Mark Light, who died of muscular dystrophy.[2] Following a $3.9 million contribution by New York Yankees All-Star Alex Rodriguez, the facility was renovated in 2007-2009 and renamed.[3]

In 2013, the Hurricanes ranked 26th among Division I baseball programs in attendance, averaging 2,635 per home game.[4]

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  1. ^ "Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field Profile - The Baseball Cube". The Baseball Cube. Retrieved 2018-05-14.
  2. ^ a b "Archived item". Archived from the original on 2011-08-26. Retrieved 2011-09-24.
  3. ^ "Archived item". Archived from the original on 2012-04-06. Retrieved 2011-09-24.
  4. ^ Cutler, Tami (June 11, 2013). "2013 Division I Baseball Attendance - Final Report" (PDF). Sportswriters.net. NCBWA. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 20, 2013. Retrieved July 20, 2013.