Hiram Bithorn Stadium is a baseball park in San Juan, Puerto Rico, operated by the municipal government of the city of San Juan. Its name honors the first Puerto Rican to play in the major leagues, Hiram Bithorn, who first played with the Chicago Cubs in 1942. Built in 1962, under the mayoral administration of Felisa Rincón de Gautier, replacing Estadio Sixto Escobar, the stadium is home to the Santurce Crabbers, of the Puerto Rico Baseball League. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.Use our San Juan tour planner to visit Estadio Hiram Bithorn on your trip to San Juan, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
The stadium has approximately 18,000 seats. The stadium is 325 feet (99 m) down the left field line, 325 feet (99 m) down the right field line and 404 feet (123 m) to center field. The fences are 8 feet (2.5 m) high. When the Expos played home games at Hiram Bithorn, the field dimensions were set to match Olympic Stadium in Montreal.
The first outdoor National Basketball Association game was played between the Phoenix Suns and the Milwaukee Bucks on September 24, 1972 during that year's preseason. The Suns defeated the Bucks, 116–103.
The stadium hosted Major League Baseball's Opening Day Game in 2001, in which the Toronto Blue Jays faced the Texas Rangers in an American League match-up. However, 4,000 who bought tickets were turned away when the police determined the safe capacity of the park had been vastly exceeded.
Estadio Hiram Bithorn Reviews
I visited Hiram Bithorn stadium to watch the Cleveland Indians play the Minnesota Twins. It was the second game of a two set series that went on for 16 innings and was over 5 hours long! I definitely ... more »
I have visited over 300 ballparks around the world and Hiram Bithorn Stadium is the worst that I have been to for people with mobility issues. The parking is very far away with no shuttle. There are n... more »
Everytime I go here I have the best time..salsa time the best time..
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