History

The Southern League’s Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp play their home games at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Florida. The 11,000-seat ballpark opened in 2003 and cost $34 million to build. The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville are 321 ft to left field, 420 ft to center field, and 317 ft to right field.

In 2016, the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville underwent a $1.8 million renovation. The renovation added group seating sections behind the home bullpen, a Tiki-Terrace in left field, and a third-floor lounge. The remodel also updated all 12 private suites as well.

Since opening, the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville have hosted many other events in addition to Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp games. The ballpark served as the site of the ACC Baseball Tournament from 2005 to 2008, and the ballpark’s attendance record was set during a game between Florida State and North Carolina in 2005 when 17,860 fans packed the stands. The Baseball Grounds also host an annual game between Florida and Florida State, and they were the site of the 2013 Southern League All-Star game. Outside of baseball, the facility is also the home of the North American Soccer League’s Jacksonville Armada.

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