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State Mutual Stadium has been the home of the Rome Braves of the South Atlantic League since its completion in April 2003. The facility seats 5,105 people.

State Mutual Stadium
State Mutual Stadium, Rome, GA Nov 2017.jpg
Location755 Braves Boulevard
Rome, GA 30161
Coordinates34°17′9″N 85°10′2″W / 34.28583°N 85.16722°W / 34.28583; -85.16722Coordinates: 34°17′9″N 85°10′2″W / 34.28583°N 85.16722°W / 34.28583; -85.16722
OwnerFloyd County
OperatorRome Baseball Club
Capacity5,105
Field sizeLeft Field: 335 feet
Center Field: 401 feet
Right Field: 330 feet
SurfaceNatural Grass (Tifway 419 Bermuda)
Construction
Broke groundApril 16, 2002[1]
OpenedApril 6, 2003[6]
Construction cost$19 million[2]
($25.9 million in 2018 dollars[3])
ArchitectBrisbin Brook Beynon, Ltd.
Services engineerMulvey & Banani International Inc.[4]
General contractorH&M Construction[5]
Tenants
Rome Braves (SAL) (2003–present)

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Naming RightsEdit

The naming rights were sold to Rome-based State Mutual Insurance Company on February 28, 2003.[7] The terms of the agreement were $250,000 for 18 years.[8]

FeaturesEdit

The stadium contains 14 luxury suites, a full-service restaurant, and a group pavilion. The playing field dimensions are a mirror of the parent club's former home, Turner Field, which is a mere 70 miles (110 km) away. Among other reasons, the (relatively) large size of the playing field helps this to be among the least home run-friendly parks in all of minor-league baseball.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bowen, Kevin (April 17, 2002). "Rome Breaks Ground for New Braves Staddium". Calhoun Times and Gordon County News. Retrieved March 8, 2014.
  2. ^ Partain, Pam (November 1, 2003). "New Home of the Braves". Georgia Trend. Archived from the original on August 13, 2013. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  3. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  4. ^ Swedberg, Claire (November 1, 2004). "Home of the Braves". Electrical Contractor Magazine. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  5. ^ "Institutional". H&M Construction. Retrieved September 16, 2011.
  6. ^ Bowen, Kevin (April 4, 2003). "Open House to Show Off Stadium". Rome News-Tribune. p. 8A. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  7. ^ Bowen, Kevin (March 4, 2003). "County Asks Stadium Name Costs". Rome News-Tribune. p. 1. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  8. ^ Bowen, Kevin (July 1, 2003). "Stadium Numbers Released". Rome News-Tribune. p. 1. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  9. ^ "StatCorner Parks Report". www.statcorner.com. Retrieved 2018-04-30.

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