Dickey-Stephens Park

Dickey-Stephens Park is a baseball park in North Little Rock, AR and has been the home field of the Arkansas Travelers since 2007.


Dickey-Stephens Park was built to replace Ray Winder Field. It is located alongside the Arkansas River on West Broadway St.

Structurally, Dickey-Stephens Park boasts a large single level 5,800-seat grandstand set into the ground that wraps around home plate and extends almost all the way down both sidelines and partly behind the right field bullpens. Behind the left and right field walls are outfield “berms”, which seat around 1,500, bringing the capacity of the park to 7,200. This makes the ballpark the third largest in Arkansas history. An open concourse is above the grandstand where the playing field is visible.

Ground was broke for Dickey-Stephens Park in the spring of 2006 and construction on the park began. The ballpark was designed by HSK Inc., an architectural company known for building sports venues. The field opened on April 12th, 2007. 7,943 people showed to watch the Arkansas Travelers lose to the Frisco Roughriders, 6-5.

On July 22nd, 2007, one of the worst moments in baseball history occurred at Dickey-Stephens Park. In the 9th inning of a game in which the Travelers were beating the Tulsa Drillers, 7-3, a line drive was hit up the 1st base line, hitting Tulsa’s hitting coach Mike Coolbaugh in the head. Coolbaugh was then taken to a near-by hospital where he soon died. The event received widespread national attention.


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