J. L. Johnson Stadium

J.L. Johnson Stadium is a baseball venue in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States. It is home to the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles baseball team of the NCAA Division I The Summit League. Dedicated on June 17, 1977, the stadium was opened on March 6, 1978, for a game against Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Oral Roberts won the game 7–6. The venue's seated capacity is 2,418 spectators.[1]

J.L. Johnson Stadium
Location81st Street and Lewis Avenue, Tulsa, OK, United States
Coordinates36.049894°N 95.948662°W / 36.049894; -95.948662
OwnerOral Roberts University
OperatorOral Roberts University
Capacity2,418
Field size330 ft. (LF), 375 ft. (LCF), 400 ft. (CF), 375 ft. (RCF), 330 ft. (RF)
SurfaceAstroTurf
ScoreboardElectronic
Construction
Built1977–1978
OpenedMarch 6, 1978
Renovated2009
Tenants
Oral Roberts Golden Eagles baseball (NCAA Division I The Summit) (1978–present)

Features

Johnson Stadium's most notable feature is its cantilevered roof, similar to that of San Juan, Puerto Rico's Estadio Hiram Bithorn and Lynn, Massachusetts's Fraser Field.[2] White, zig-zag patterned paneling forms a roof and facade which cover most of the venue's seating. This seating is elevated, with the first row of seats starting at the dugout roofs' height.[3]

A thirty-foot batter's eye stands in center field, with an electronic scoreboard in right center. The stadium's outfield walls were replaced during 2009 renovations.[1]

The venue also features stadium lighting,[3] dugouts, a mesh backstop,[2] a press box, locker rooms, and practice facilities.[4] In 2006, the Golden Eagle Sports Complex, which includes workout space, an indoor practice facility, baseball offices, and the Grand Slam Room (from which program boosters can watch games), was added. The complex cost $1.6 million on the project.[5]

Tournaments hosted

J.L. Johnson has hosted many postseason tournaments, the dates of which are listed below.[1][6]

See also

References

  1. "J.L. Johnson Stadium". ORU Golden Eagles. June 5, 2009. Archived from the original on August 15, 2011. Retrieved August 15, 2011.
  2. Pastore, Eric and Wendy. "J.L. Johnson Stadium". Digital Ballparks. Archived from the original on August 15, 2011. Retrieved August 15, 2011.
  3. O'Reilly, Charles. "Mr. Roberts Built It". Charlie's Ballparks. Archived from the original on August 15, 2011. Retrieved August 15, 2011.
  4. "J.L. Johnson Stadium Photo Gallery". ORU Golden Eagles. Archived from the original on August 15, 2011. Retrieved August 15, 2011.
  5. "Golden Eagle Sports Complex". ORU Golden Eagles. Archived from the original on August 15, 2011. Retrieved August 15, 2011.
  6. "2010 Summit League Baseball Championship". The Summit League. Archived from the original on June 6, 2010. Retrieved August 15, 2011.
  7. "2012 Summit League Baseball Championship". The Summit League. Retrieved February 12, 2012.
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