Coolray Field

From BR Bullpen

  • Name: Coolray Field
  • GPS-able Address: 2500 Buford Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
  • Ballpark Owner: Gwinnett County
  • Architects: HKS
  • Groundbreaking: 6/3/2008
  • Minor League Baseball Teams: Gwinnett Stripers (AAA) 2018-present; Gwinnett Braves (AAA) 2009-2017
  • Class/League History: AAA/International League 2022-present; AAA/Triple-A East 2021; AAA/International League 2009-2020
  • First Professional Baseball Game: 4/17/2009; stadium debut of AAA Braves
  • Others Playing or Operating Here: None
  • Previous Ballpark Names: Gwinnett Stadium 2009
  • LF: 335 CF: 400 RF: 335
  • Seats: 10,000
  • Stated Capacity: 10,427
  • House Baseball/Softball Record Attendance (as currently configured): 10,568, 4/3/2012

Coolray Field from National Map.jpg

Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, GA, is the home of the Gwinnett Stripers, the Atlanta Braves' Triple-A International League farm team, and the Braves' 2020 and 2021 Coronavirus pandemic alternate training site.

Pinch-hosting for Atlanta's Truist Park, it drew 10,229 fans to the 2020 University of Georgia-Georgia Institute of Technology game. Its top crowd, 10,568, welcomed long-time Braves skipper Bobby Cox managing a team of Braves' farmhands in an exhibition against the 2012 big-league club.

Suburban Atlanta's most populous county, Gwinnett County, knowing the Braves were unhappy with the Virginia facility where their Triple-A Richmond Braves played, opened then-Gwinnett Stadium in the Braves' protected territory in 2009. It was completed very rapidly for a Triple-A stadium - less than one year, between the June 3, 2008, groundbreaking and the April 17, 2009, first home game of the then-Gwinnett Braves. Coolray Heating and Air bought naming rights in 2010.

While the stadium has a Lawrenceville street address, the ballpark is not within its city limits and actually lies closer to those of Buford, GA.

Coolray "plays" a fictional New Orleans, LA playpen in TV's Brockmire (2016-2020).

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