FACTS ABOUT
THE DIAMOND

Opened: 1985

Surface: Natural Grass

Distances: LF-330, CF-402, RF-330

First VCU game:
April 26th, 1985 vs. Virginia Tech

First VCU win: April 26th, 1985 vs. Virginia Tech, W, 16-9

First VCU HR: James Austin (March 10th, 1986) vs. Atlantic Christian

Best single-season home record: 29-4 (.879) in 2003

VCU’s CAA Record at The Diamond: 121-67 (.645)

Overall VCU Record at The Diamond: 474-202-2 (.701)

Largest Crowd for VCU game: 2,237 (4/10/07 vs. Virginia)

Stars Shining Brightly: Did you know that The Diamond hosted two International League All-Star Games? In 1985 and 1992.

MLB Pros who have played at The Diamond: Chipper Jones, John Smoltz, Tom Glavine, Javy Lopez, Brett Butler, Gerald Perry, Ryan Klesko, Mark Lemke, Milt Thompson

Home of the International League’s Richmond Braves for 23 years, The Diamond has long been recognized as one of the premier parks on the East Coast.

The 2009 season will mark the first season in VCU’s history that the Rams will have sole occupancy of the state-of-the-art facility.

Operated by the Richmond Metropolitan Authority and leased to the Rams, the Diamond has a seating capacity of 12, 134. The ballpark not only offers fans a spectacular view from anywhere in the stadium, but also comes complete with a full-service 150-seat restaurant overlooking the playing field, modern concession facilities and more than 15 superboxes for corporate and private entertaining.

The stadium is also equipped with a spacious press box for working media as well as radio and television booths. Photographer and television bays are also available at field level.

The Diamond has also provided the Black and Gold with one of the best home-field advantages in all of college baseball. Since the beginning of the 1998 season, the Rams have compiled an impressive 258-95 record in home games, a winning percentage of nearly 75 percent.

VCU has also won at least 20 games at the Diamond in seven of the past 11 seasons. The Rams set a school record with 22 straight home victories spanning the end of the 2000 season through the start of the 2001 campaign.

 

 

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