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Owner  Wake County
Broke ground  January 19, 1991
Phone  +1 919-269-2287
Surface  Grass
Capacity  6,500
Five County Stadium

Location  1501 NC Highway 39 Zebulon, North Carolina 27597 United States
Operator  Carolina Mudcats Professional Baseball Club, Inc.
Field size  Left Field: 330 ft Center Field: 400 ft Right Field: 309 ft
Address  1501 NC-39, Zebulon, NC 27597, USA
Similar  Doak Field, Durham Bulls Athletic P, Falls Lake State Recreatio, Nymeo Field at Harry Gro, Marbles Kids Museum
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Five County Stadium is a baseball stadium located in Zebulon, North Carolina; a suburb of Raleigh. It is the home of the Carolina Mudcats of the Carolina League. The ballpark, which was opened in 1991 and extensively renovated in 1999, has a capacity of 6,500.

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The stadium's name comes from its location – the stadium property is located in Wake County, but it is in close proximity to the intersection of the county lines between Wake, Franklin, Nash and Johnston Counties. Wilson County is also in the general area of the stadium.

US-264 passes by the stadium at a generally northwest-to-southeast angle (behind left and center fields), while State Highway 39 skirts the east side of the property (right field). Parking lots surround the field on the other sides, and a large grass field, often used as a campground, lies behind home plate.

Five county stadium


History

When Columbus Mudcats owner Steve Bryant moved the club to North Carolina in 1991, he wanted a new facility that was deemed to be outside the territories of other minor league clubs in the state (including the Carolina League's Greensboro Hornets, which he also owned) while also being easily accessible by the public. A site was chosen in Zebulon, which was as close to Raleigh as the Mudcats could get without infringing on the territorial rights of the Durham Bulls. To construct the ballpark quickly, the builders opted for metal seating rather than the traditional concrete. The 1999 renovation replaced most of the metal with concrete.

The Double-A Mudcats moved to Pensacola in 2011, and the Carolina League's Kinston Indians moved to Zebulon and took the Mudcats name.

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Five County Stadium Wikipedia