CLEAR CHANNEL STADIUM AT LANCASTER, CA
45116 Valley Central Way
Lancaster, California 93536
Telephone: (661) 726-5400
Baseball stadium (opened 1996)
About Clear Channel STADIUM
Home of the Class A Lancaster Jethawks baseball club of the California League, "The Hangar" is a popular site for minor league baseball and the first minor league ballpark in Los Angeles County since the late 1950s, when Wrigley Field and Gilmore Field hosted Triple-A games prior to the re- location of the Dodgers major league franchise.
It was built by the City of Lancaster at a cost of $14.3 million beginning in 1995 when the Class A team in Riverside decided to relocate. It opened to a standing-room-only crowd of 6,603 on April 16, 1996, as the Jethawks defeated the Visalia Oaks, 7-3. The Jethawks are part of the Arizona Diamondbacks farm system
There is seating for 4,500 in permanent seats, but room for another 2,000 on berms plus standing room if needed. The natural-grass field offers dimensions of 350 feet down the lines and 410 feet to center.
•Location and parking:
Lancaster Municipal Stadium is located at the corner of Avenue I and 23rd Street West in Lancaster in northern Los Angeles County. It is accessed from the Avenue I exit off the Antelope Valley (14/138) Freeway.
The facility is managed by the Jethawks franchise. Inquiries concerning use should be directed to John Laferney, director of stadium operations, at (661) 726-5400 or by fax to (661) 726-5406.
The field is natural grass with a dirt warning track. It is lit for night play with eight fixed towers.
There are locker rooms for the home team (1,200 sq.ft.), visiting team (1,200 sq.ft.) and for officials (165 sq.ft.). There are on-site sports medicine and weight-training facilities. Spectator amenities include 1,000 surface parking stalls, two box offices with four (outside) windows and two interior windows, an excellent electronic scoreboard and four permanent concession stands.
There is a press box for 25 journalists atop the grandstands behind home plate.