498 Summit Ave.
Newman Park has been home to the Catawba College Indians since 1926, with the grandstand being erected in 1934. The picturesque ballpark, which seats approximately 2,500 fans, is the third oldest in the state of North Carolina that is still in operation.
In 2001, Catawba led NCAA II in attendance with an average of 435 fans per home date. Catawba has posted an 834-405 record at home, a winning percentage of 67.3%.
Recent improvements at the park include the new press box and concession stand that was erected in 1996. That summer, the ballpark was the site of the American Legion Southeast Regional. After the 2001 season, a new covered batting cage was constructed and the slope along the right field foul area was removed and a wall was erected. Prior to the start of the 2003 season, the slope along the left field was removed and a new 18-foot outfield wall was erected in 2004.
Newman Park has been the host for the South Atlantic Conference Tournament on seven occasions. Rowan County’s successful American Legion program also plays its home games at Newman Park, hosting the 2002 North Carolina State Tournament.
Take a look around Newman Park:
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