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Old August 2nd, 2006, 11:10 PM   #21
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Left: 330 ft.
Left-Center: 375 ft.
Center: 404 ft.
Right-Center: 375 ft.
Right: 330 ft.

These demensions are from old Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati. I loved watching baseball there as a kid.
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Old August 3rd, 2006, 05:33 AM   #22
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Left: 330 ft.
Left-Center: 375 ft.
Center: 404 ft.
Right-Center: 375 ft.
Right: 330 ft.

These demensions are from old Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati. I loved watching baseball there as a kid.
That's more proportional... 330 on the sides and 375 on the centers are amazing.
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Old August 3rd, 2006, 09:30 PM   #23
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I don't think Dolphins Stadium is the best example for baseball field dimensions. It was constructed for football. But it really is too bad that you couldn't work out a new stadium deal.

Jeffrey Loria is one of the worst owners in baseball history. I know, because of my experience with the Montreal Expos. He screwed us, and I hope he doesn't screw you too.
I agree the stadium itself is horribly indescribably bad for baseball, I'm just talking about the field dimensions. They should build a new BASEBALL stadium but keep the same field dimensions inside of it. And yes, Jeffrey Loria is well on his way to screwing over another franchise. I wonder which team he'll move on to next?
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Old August 4th, 2006, 06:53 AM   #24
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From playing experience, I hate short distance with tall wall like Fenway. Also parks with one power alley. I'd guess that players like a more uniform, typical layout. Better for pitchers and outfield.

As a fan, I like the home field odd, and everyone else's park to look like Dodger Stadium
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Old November 29th, 2006, 08:17 PM   #25
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I prefer every stadium to have different dimensions in the outfield, each with a quirk of their own. But the foul lines distances should never be less than 300 feet, better they were 320 to 330 feet.
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Old November 30th, 2006, 01:32 AM   #26
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The one on the right
Minute Maid Park = band box
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Old July 25th, 2007, 05:38 PM   #27
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Stadium pitches

I see many questions about football pitches on this forum. If anyone requires any answers or has any questions relating to football pitches in stadiums in any part of the world please post here and I will try to answer them.
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Old July 25th, 2007, 08:55 PM   #28
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what grass is suitable that can provide an excellent playing surface for a tropical country like Malaysia?
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Old July 26th, 2007, 12:23 AM   #29
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In your tropical climate any warm season grass can be used for sports surfaces. However specifically for Malaysia the best choice would be a hybrid bermudagrass such as tifway 419 or santa anna. This would provide a fine enough leaf for football and has excellent wear and disease resistance.
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Old July 26th, 2007, 09:50 AM   #30
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some stadiums in Malaysia for example MPPJ stadium and KLFA Stadium in Cheras has excellent pitch. But the problem was never solved in Bukit Jalil National Stadium. I have personally played on and tested the pitch. What i've seen is disturbing, the stadium never managed to fit in well with grass. Evidents were seen during ongoing ASIAN CUP. when we compare Bukit Jalil with other venues, it seems Vietnam has the best grass surface while Kuala Lumpur is the worst. I dont know what type of grass that is growing now at bukit jalil but the layer is sand i guess. I'm no pitch expert but in this case, is it necessary and costly to remove the pitch, install new type of grass complete with new layer to make the pitch as good as in Vietnam. FYI they already quarantined the pitch for 4 months prior to the asian cup to install new grass but it's still look shabby.
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Old July 26th, 2007, 01:11 PM   #31
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There are many aspects that can lead to pitch faliure. Poor or incorrect construction particularly in relation to selection of root zone materials, poor grass selection, poor maintenance etc. I am very familiar with Malaysia and although I haven't been there for several years now I suspect the main problems are a combination of all of the above. Without full specifications in front of me I can only generalise and give none specific answers which I hope help your understanding.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 08:13 PM   #32
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Current top ten pitches of Europe

Best stadium pitches of Europe current

1. Emirates, Arsenal FC, UK
2. White Hart lane, Tottenham Hotspur FC, UK
3. ST Marys, Southampton FC, UK
4. The Reebok, Bolton Wanderers FC, UK
5. The Madejski, stadium Reading FC ,UK
6. The Keepmoat, Doncaster Rovers FC, UK
7. Griffin Park, Brentford FC , UK
8. Ernst Happel Austria National ,Austria
9. National Stade de France, France
10. Lazio/Roma Stade Olimpico Rome Italy
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 08:26 PM   #33
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What? That statistic changes with the weather, and before and after every game. It's impossible to tell which stadium has the best pitch.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 09:02 PM   #34
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Not sure I agree with you there. If there is no such thing as a particularly good pitch why are there groundsman awards?
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 09:26 PM   #35
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Blackburn usually have a very good pitch, Ipswich as well.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 09:26 PM   #36
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I'm sure plasticterminator isn't from UK.........
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 09:57 PM   #37
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If 7 of the top ten are in the UK, how come they still can't get a decent pitch at the new Wembley stadium. Surely they could pinch Brentford FC's groundsman.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 10:03 PM   #38
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Silly thread...
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 11:10 PM   #39
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Any pitch that gets enough sunlight and has heating, drainage and enough water is good. The design on it is not a dispaly of pitch's quality. This question can only be answered by the people who use it. The players.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 11:15 PM   #40
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Best stadium pitches of Europe current

1. Emirates, Arsenal FC, UK
2. White Hart lane, Tottenham Hotspur FC, UK
3. ST Marys, Southampton FC, UK
4. The Reebok, Bolton Wanderers FC, UK
5. The Madejski, stadium Reading FC ,UK
6. The Keepmoat, Doncaster Rovers FC, UK
7. Griffin Park, Brentford FC , UK
8. Ernst Happel Austria National ,Austria
9. National Stade de France, France
10. Lazio/Roma Stade Olimpico Rome Italy
Did you play on each one of them ?
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