Blair Field

From BR Bullpen

Blair Field, located in Long Beach, California, serves as the home of the Long Beach State Dirtbags and the Long Beach Armada. In 1998, Baseball America named Blair Field one of the top 15 collegiate ballparks in the nation.

Blair Field opened on Friday, April 11, 1958. The ballpark was the spring training site for the Chicago Cubs in 1966, and hosted exhibition games featuring major league teams throughout the 1960s. The Los Angeles Rams practiced at the facility for 13 years before they moved to Anaheim, CA. Countless amateur games have been played there, and it is believed that more future major leaguers have played at Blair Field than any other field in the country.

Long Beach State started playing at Blair Field in 1993, after the City of Long Beach renovated the facility in 1992. In addition to the Dirtbags, Blair Field has hosted six MTV Rock & Jock softball games, Area Code Game tournaments and five local high schools.

The ballpark has a capacity for 3,000 and is named after Frank Blair, sports editor of the Press Telegram from 1921 to 1953.