PK Park is a baseball stadium in the northwest United States, located in Eugene, Oregon. It is the home field of the University of Oregon Ducks of the Pac-12 Conference, and, during the summer, the home of the minor league Eugene Emeralds of the Class A-Short Season Northwest League. The Oregon Ducks' program was revived in 2009 after nearly three decades as a club sport.
PK Park in June 2010
|Location||2760 M.L. King Jr. Blvd.|
Eugene, Oregon, U.S.
|Owner||University of Oregon|
|Operator||University of Oregon|
|Record attendance||5,097 (July 4, 2017)|
|Field size||Left – 335 ft (102 m)|
Center – 400 ft (122 m)
Right – 325 ft (99 m)
|Broke ground||August 15, 2008 |
|Opened||February 27, 2009|
March 2, 2010
|Construction cost||$19.2 million|
($22.4 million in 2018 dollars)
|Structural engineer||KPFF Consulting Engineers|
|General contractor||Lease Crutcher Lewis|
|Oregon Ducks (NCAA) (2009–present)|
Eugene Emeralds (NWL) (2010–present)
PK Park is named after former Oregon athletic director Pat Kilkenny, whose donations helped to fund the stadium. Designed by sport architect DLR Group, PK Park has 3,000 fixed seats in the main seating bowl and a total capacity of 4,000 spectators. Fan amenities include a video board, landscaped areas for hospitality, a tiered party plaza called "Fowl Territory", a picnic plaza, and eight upper level suites. It is located just east of Autzen Stadium; the baseball park was built on the northeast section of the football stadium's parking lot.
The Ducks' home field through 1981 was Howe Field, just south of McArthur Court. The on-campus venue had since been converted to a facility for the women's softball team.
The elevation of the FieldTurf playing field at PK Park is approximately 420 feet (130 m) above sea level. It has an unorthodox alignment, oriented southeast by east (home plate to center field); the recommended alignment of a baseball diamond is east-northeast. The former home venues of Howe Field and Civic Stadium were similar, both aligned southeast.
Ground was broken for the facility on August 15, 2008, and the first phase involved construction of the FieldTurf playing field and temporary seating for the 2009 season. In their first game at PK Park on February 27, 2009, the Ducks beat Fresno State, the defending national champions, 1-0 on a walk-off single by senior Andrew Schmidt, witnessed by a sellout crowd of 2,777. The second phase of the project was the permanent concrete grandstand, built between the 2009 and 2010 seasons. The first game in the completed stadium was on March 2, 2010, a 6-2 win over the Washington Huskies, with 2,609 in attendance.
The park set a Oregon Ducks athletics single-game attendance record of 4,825 on June 11, 2012, in game three of the Super Regional against Kent State; the Golden Flashes defeated the Ducks 3-2. To increase the stadium's capacity for postseason play, two temporary stands were erected beyond the left-center field wall.
The overall attendance record was set in 2017 when 5,097 fans attended a July 4th contest between the Eugene Emeralds and Boise Hawks. The game went on for 20 innings - the longest ever for any professional baseball game to be played on the July 4th Independence Day holiday. 
|1||4,825||Kent State||June 11, 2012||NCAA Super Regional|
|2||4,177||Kent State||June 9, 2012||NCAA Super Regional|
|3||3,892||California*||April 28, 2012||post-Spring football game|
|3,892||Stanford*||April 27, 2013||post-Spring football game|
|3,892||Oregon State||May 18, 2013||Civil War rivalry|
|6||3,843||Kent State||June 10, 2012||NCAA Super Regional|
|7||3,820||Oregon State||May 17, 2013||Civil War rivalry|
|8||3,791||Washington State*||May 1, 2010||post-Spring football game|
|9||3,771||Austin Peay||June 1, 2012||NCAA Regional|
|10||3,762||Oregon State||May 19, 2013||Civil War rivalry|
* – Spring Football game played on the same day (No home baseball game after 2011 spring game).
In the program's first period as a varsity sport (1936–1981), the Ducks played at Howe Field, which was converted to the women's softball venue in 1987.
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