Greer Field at Turchin Stadium


Greer Field at Turchin Stadium

Infobox_Baseball_Stadium
stadium_name = [http://tulanegreenwave.cstv.com/facilities/tul-turchin.html Greer Field at Turchin Stadium]
nickname =


location = New Orleans, Louisiana
broke_ground = 1990
opened = March 11, 1991
renovated = 2005-2007
closed = N/A
demolished = N/A
owner = Tulane University
operator = Tulane University
surface = FieldTurf
construction_cost = $9 million (renovation)
architect =
former_names =
tenants = Tulane Green Wave (NCAA)
seating_capacity = 5,000
dimensions = Foul Lines: convert|325|ft|m|0
Center Field: convert|400|ft|m|0
Power Alleys: convert|370|ft|m|0

Fence Heights
Left & Right Fields: convert|8|ft|m|0
Center Field: convert|12|ft|m|0

Greer Field at Turchin Stadium is a baseball stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is the on-campus home the Tulane University Green Wave college baseball team. The stadium was named for Robert Turchin, a World War II veteran and 1943 graduate of Tulane, and his wife, Lillian Turchin, who headed the drive in 1990 to build it. In 2008, at the official reopening, "Greer Field" was added to the name in honor of Phil Greer, chair of the Board of Tulane. [ [http://tulane.edu/news/newwave/022508_stadium.cfm "New Ballpark Scores With Players, Fans,"] "New Wave". February 25, 2008]

The team has won over 75% of its games in Turchin since its opening.cite web| url=http://southerncollegesports.com/college_nation_053005.html| title=Glancing at the NCAA Hosts, Part I of II|date=30 May 2005|publisher: SouthernCollegeSports.com| accessdate=2007-04-09] Since 2000, the Green Wave have played in front of crowds averaging 2,850 per game at Turchin.

Renovation

The stadium was in the midst of significant renovations following the 2005 season, but Hurricane Katrina nearly destroyed the facility, forcing the project to start over. [ [http://www2.tulane.edu/article_news_details.cfm?ArticleID=6619 "Tulane Resumes Stadium Expansion on Campus,"] "New Wave". July 3, 2006.] Tulane had hoped to move into the renovated Turchin for the 2006 season but played the entire 2006 season at Zephyr Field in nearby Metairie. It was scheduled to be completed in April 2007, but more delays pushed its opening back to the 2008 season. [ [http://tulanegreenwave.cstv.com/genrel/040507aab.html "Completion of Tulane's Turchin Stadium Pushed Back,"] Tulane Athletics Department. April 5, 2007.] It hosted the Conference USA baseball tournament that season.cite web| url=http://conferenceusa.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/040507aae.html| title=Site to Change for 2007 C-USA Baseball Championship|date=5 April 2007|publisher: conferenceusa.cstv.com| accessdate=2007-04-09] As Tulane spent $1.5 million before Katrina and was projected to spend $7.5 million after, the final renovation cost was about $9 million.cite web| url=http://tulanegreenwave.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/063006aaa.html| title=Tulane University To Re-Start Major Expansion At Turchin Stadium|date=30 June 2006|publisher: tulanegreenwave.cstv.com| accessdate=2007-04-09]

Shortly after construction commenced, the Tulane University Athletics Department "expanded the scope" of the Tulane Athletics Brick Campaign. This mode of fundraising, in which fans could buy commemorative bricks to be placed at the entry of the new stadium, generated unexpected levels of interest, warranting the expansion.cite web| url=http://www2.tulane.edu/article_news_details.cfm?ArticleID=7474| title=Loyal Fans Leave Their Mark on Campus|date=25 June 2007|publisher: tulane.edu/newwave| accessdate=2007-07-28]

The newly renovated Greer Field at Turchin Stadium reopened for the 2008 baseball season on February 22 with a 6-0 win over Illinois-Chicago in front of a sellout crowd of 5,093 fans. [ [http://tulane.edu/news/newwave/022508_stadium.cfm "New Ballpark Scores With Players, Fans,"] "New Wave". February 25, 2008]

Tournaments Hosted

C-USA Tournament (3): 1997, 2003, 2008
Metro Conference Tournament (1): 1992
NCAA Regional Tournament (2): 2001, 2005
NCAA Super Regional (1): 2005

References

External links

* [http://tulanegreenwave.cstv.com/facilities/tul-turchin.html Turchin Stadium]
* [http://grfx.cstv.com/schools/tul/graphics/turchin-diagram-08.gifSeating Chart]


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