AirHogs Stadium

AirHogs Stadium is a stadium in Grand Prairie, Texas. It is primarily used for baseball as the home of the American Association's Texas AirHogs. It has a capacity of 5,445 people and opened in May 2008.[1] In addition to baseball, it plays host to various other concerts and events throughout the year. For a period of time, it was known as QuikTrip Park due to the sponsorship by the convenience store chain. In 2015, the city of Grand Prairie paid off the debt to build the stadium.

AirHogs Stadium
Former namesQuikTrip Park
Location1600 Lone Star Pkwy
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
OwnerCity of Grand Prairie
OperatorGrand Prairie Professional Baseball, LP
Capacity5,445 Baseball(2008)
6,000+ Football (2009)
Field sizeLeft Field - 330 ft (100.58 m)
Center Field - 397 ft (121.0 m)
Right Field - 330 ft (100.58 m)
SurfaceArtificial turf
Construction
Broke groundMay 31, 2007
OpenedMay 16, 2008
Construction cost$20 Million USD
ArchitectSparks Sports
Tenants
Texas AirHogs (AAIPB) (2008–present)
Dallas Desire (LFL) (2009)
Texas United (USL2) (2017–present)

Usage

Texas AirHogs

The park was built for the Texas AirHogs of the American Association in 2007. They began play (as the Grand Prairie AirHogs) in May 2008 and finished their inaugural season with a final record of 56-40, also winning the Southern Division title before falling to the Sioux Falls Canaries in the finals. A few years later, they would win the 2011 American Association championship by winning a decisive game 5 at QuikTrip Park.

Dallas Desire

The Dallas Desire were one of two teams that were introduced to the women's Lingerie Football League (now Legends Football League) in 2004. They played two home games of their 2009 season in Grand Prairie. The team then moved to the Cotton Bowl for the 2010 season.

American Association All-Star Game

The Grand Prairie AirHogs hosted the 2009 American Association All-Star Game at their home field on July 21, 2009.

Texas United

In 2017, new Premier Development League (PDL) soccer team Texas United announced that they would play their inaugural season at Airhogs Stadium.[2]

Southern Arkansas University Muleriders

The Mulerider Baseball team has used Airhog Stadium to host their Air Hog DII Classic since 2015. This "Classic" has featured several of the top teams in NCAA DII College Baseball. The Muleriders did not return for the 2019 Baseball season.

Other

References

  1. "AMERICAN ASSOCIATION of Independent Professional Baseball". Americanassociationbaseball.com. Retrieved April 4, 2016.
  2. "PDL Welcomes Texas United". www.txunitedfc.com. Retrieved May 12, 2017.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 12, 2014. Retrieved March 11, 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
Events and tenants
Preceded by
Midway Stadium
Host of the AAB All-Star Game
QuikTrip Park

2009
Succeeded by
Lawrence-Dumont Stadium
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