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Blair Field
Location 4700 Deukmejian Drive
Long Beach, CA 90804
Opened April 11, 1958
Renovated 1992, 1999
Owner City of Long Beach
Operator City of Long Beach
Surface Grass
Construction cost $500,000
Capacity 3,283
Field dimensions Left - 348 ft.

Center - 400 ft.

Right - 348 ft.
Tenants
Long Beach Armada (GBL) (2005-present)
Long Beach State 49ers (Big West) (1993-present)
Long Beach Breakers (WBL) (2001-2002)
Long Beach Riptide (WBL) (1995-1996)
Chicago Cubs (NL) (1966) (spring training)

Blair Field is a stadium in Long Beach, California. It originally opened in 1956 and is primarily used for baseball. It holds 3,238 people. It is named for Frank Blair, the sports editor for the Long Beach Press-Telegram newspaper for 32 years.[1]

Located in Recreation Park, it was constructed in 1958 and over the years has fostered local amateur baseball and hosted Moore League high school football teams, and American Legion and Connie Mack baseball. The Chicago Cubs baseball team held spring training at the ballpark in 1966, the Los Angeles Rams football team and Olympic teams have used the site for practice or exhibition games.

It is the home of the Long Beach State 49ers baseball team, the Dirtbags, and the Golden Baseball League team, the Long Beach Armada.

In 1992, $1.475 million was spent to renovate the 3,238-seat facility. New spectator seating, field lights, a playing field with state-of-the-art drainage system, and turf which exceeds professional baseball standards were installed. Additional improvements, including 774 new box seats and a new scoreboard, were made in 1999.[2]

Blair Field has been host of six MTV Rock & Jock softball games. It has also has been the filming location for numerous film, TV and commercial productions.

The Minnesota Vikings practiced at Blair Field prior to Super Bowl XI in nearby Pasadena.[3]

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Coordinates: 33°46′40″N 118°08′18″W / 33.7778141°N 118.1382421°W / 33.7778141; -118.1382421

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