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Clark-LeClair Stadium
View from the playing field
Full name Lewis Field at Clark-LeClair Stadium[1]
Location Charles Boulevard
Greenville, NC 27858
Coordinates 35°35′36″N 77°22′4″W / 35.59333°N 77.36778°W / 35.59333; -77.36778
Owner East Carolina University
Operator East Carolina University
Surface Bermuda Turf
Construction cost $11,000,000
Architect Walter, Robbs, Callahan & Pierce
Capacity 3,000 plus Jungle Seating[1]
Record attendance April 22, 2009
5,581 vs North Carolina.[2]
Field dimensions 320-390-320[1]
Tenants
East Carolina Pirates (baseball)

Clark-LeClair Stadium is the home of Pirate baseball at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. The stadium was named after Pirate alumnus and key contributor Bill Clark and former Pirate skipper Keith LeClair. The current ECU Head Coach is Billy Godwin.

A commemorative plaque inside of Clark-LeClair Stadium of former ECU coach Keith LeClair.

The stadium has 3,000 Stadium bleacher seats, plus space for several thousand more spectators in "The Jungle". There are concession and restroom facilities at the stadium plus a family picnic area. Amenities include the Pirate Club fundraising and hospitality suite and a private suite for the LeClair family.

The stadium was built with $11 million in private donations.

The playing surface consists of Celebration Bermuda turf with a clay base infield and crushed brick warning track. New lights were included in the construction of the stadium that meet all television specifications. Facilities include indoor and outdoor batting cages, a VIP booth, coach's offices, and a player clubhouse, as well as state-of-the-art broadcast facilities.

The dimensions of the outfield are 320-390-320, from left to right.

The stadium is home to the 2007 ECU Invitational[3] and Keith LeClair Classic[4]

Facts

  • Largest Crowd - 5,581 vs North Carolina (ranked First in the USA) on April 22, 2009.[2] which East Carolina won 4-0.
  • First Game - ECU vs. Michigan, March 4, 11 a.m.[1] which East Carolina won 2-1.

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