The University of South Carolina baseball program unveiled its new baseball facility Feb. 21, 2009. The $35-plus million Carolina Stadium has a capacity of 8,242 fans and is the crown jewel among baseball stadiums across the nations.
According to Ryan E. Sickman with HOK Sport Company, the firm responsible for designing Carolina Stadium, "I personally have taken great pride in giving the Gamecocks, what is no doubt in my mind, the best collegiate only baseball park in the nation. It is our hope that Carolina Stadium becomes the standard of what to expect from a premier Division I baseball program, and a class act athletics program like the University of South Carolina."
CAROLINA STADIUM FACTS
Approximately 6,400 permanent chair-back seats with total capacity of 8,000-plus fans.
Picnic terrace down the left field line - Dining deck will hold approximately 120 fans.
Suite & club Level premium seating available - (5 suites and 2 clubs).
ADA accessibility for handicap and wheelchair patrons.
Larger concession stand menu with satellite portable setups on the plaza and concourses.
Cup holders at each permanent seat.
State-of-the-art video scoreboard and sound system from Daktronics The top of the scoreboard is 86 feet above the field. The scoreboard measures 47 feet high x 44 feet wide. The video portion is 16 feet high x 28 feet wide.
A wide concourse that runs completely around the stadium.
TV-ready for live television coverage including six camera locations for television and video streaming.
A first-class lighting system by Musco with 125-foot candles in the infield and 100-foot candles in the outfield.
Sand-based field meeting USGA specs/draining system with 419 Bermuda Turf Grass.
Field dimensions - 325 down the lines, 400 to center field. Walls in the outfield vary from 8 to 10 feet in height. Batter's eye is 80 feet wide and stretches 40 feet above the field.
Press box with wireless internet capability and four TV/radio booths.