History

The Texas League’s Arkansas Travelers play their home games at Dickey-Stephens Park in Little Rock, Arkansas. The 7,200-seat ballpark opened in 2007 and cost $40.4 million to build. The stadium is named after Hall of Famer catcher Bill Dickey, major league catcher George Dickey, and businessmen Jackson T. and W.R. Stephens. Its dimensions are 332 ft to left field, 400 ft to center field, and 330 ft to right field.

The Travelers played their first game at the ballpark on April 12, 2007, against the Frisco Roughriders and since then the ballpark has been the site of a few notable events. Sadly, the most infamous moment in the ballpark history occurred on July 22, 2007, when Tulsa Drillers batting coach Mike Coolbaugh was killed after being a hit by a line drive while coaching first base. Since the incident, major league and minor league base coaches have been required to wear a helmet on the field.

Historic Events