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.Our San Juan trip planning tool makes visiting Hiram Bithorn Stadium and other San Juan attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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.
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I finally had a chance to experience this fest. The stadium is a bit dated but very well organized, with the amount of people attending this festival I could not believe the cleanliness of the restroo... more »
I attended two MLB games held here in April 2018. Some might complain about the stadium compared to stadiums in the US, but considering what Puerto Rico has been through in the last year...this was a ... more »
National Salsa Day was Awesome at this Great Stadium, Every Year PR Host The World with this Salsa Bash...Incredible Experience
Dia Nacional de la Zalsa de Z-93 was an excellent activity, well organized and on schedule from the beginning to the end. Big applause to all who worked with the logistics
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