Alliance Bank Stadium at Syracuse, NY
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Alliance Bank Stadium

 

The 11,117-seat minor league baseball Alliance Bank Stadium is in Syracuse, New York. It opened over a decade ago in April 10, 1997. The dimensions of the field are 330 feet to left field, 400 feet to center field, and 330 feet to right field. AstroTurf was used in the stadium, but was replaced by natural grass soon after it was opened.


The Blue Jays, which was the former parent organization, chose AstroTurf with the intention of accustoming their prospects with the playing surface used in the Rogers Center in Toronto.

The Center is now using material which better resembles real grass called FieldTurf.
The Alliance Bank Stadium is home to the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals,

the Syracuse Chiefs.


Aside from the Chiefs, the popular Syracuse Salty Dogs, which used to be a soccer club, called

the Alliance Bank Stadium their home. The club had a huge fan base, but they were not in good

terms with the Syracuse Chiefs and the Onondoga County, so they were forced to disband.


Before 2005, the Alliance Bank Stadium was referred to as P&C Stadium. The name came from P&C Foods, which is the regional brand of supermarkets operated by the Penn Traffic Corporation. The company lost naming rights in September 2004 when they went bankrupt.