Nettleton Stadium

Nettleton Stadium is a baseball stadium in Chico, California on the campus of California State University, Chico. It is the home field for the CSU Chico Baseball team, the Wildcats. It also served as the former home of the now-defunct Chico Heat and Chico Outlaws professional baseball teams and Chico Heat collegiate wood bat league team. It holds 4,200 people. The stadium was named for majority owner of the Chico Heat, Steve Nettleton and his wife Kathy Nettleton. The Nettleton family donated the 4.5 million dollar facility to CSU.

Nettleton Stadium
Location400 W 1st St
Chico, California 95929
OwnerChico State University
Record attendance4,699 (4th of July vs Reno Silver Sox)
Field sizeLeft Field: 330 ft (100 m)
Center Field: 405 ft (123 m)
Right Field: 330 ft (101 m)
SurfaceNatural grass
Chico Heat (1997-2002)
Chico Outlaws (2005–2011)
Chico Heat (GWL) (2016-2018)
Chico State baseball (1997-present)

"Another attendance record was set a few days later in California as the July 4th game in Chico between the Outlaws and their rival Reno Silver Sox was sold out before the contest. Standing room only tickets quickly sold out at the ballpark bringing a Nettleton Stadium record of 4,699 fans to the game. The demand was so great that over 3,000 additional fans that couldn't get into the event flooded neighboring fields and parking lots to cheer the team through the fences and enjoy the post-game fireworks show."[1]

See also


  1. "Golden Baseball League Attendance Records Set". OurSports Central. July 5, 2008. Retrieved January 24, 2019.

Events and tenants
Preceded by
first venue
Host of the GBL All-Star Game
Nettleton Stadium

Succeeded by
Foster Field

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