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Central Arkansas Baseball Camps
Central Arkansas Baseball Camps
 

BEAR STADIUM

Bear Stadium has served as the home of Central Arkansas Baseball since the 2009 season, and during its brief existence has undergone a number of enhancements to become one of the premiere baseball facilities in the state of Arkansas and in the Southland Conference. After the grandstand was constructed in 2009, the playing surface was redone in 2011 with the installation of GeoGreen artificial turf from GeoSurfaces in the infield, and a new scoreboard was put into place. Gameday atmosphere has seen a vast improvement with the addition of party decks beyond the outfield wall, with decks along both the left and right field lines and – as of 2014 – a large deck in left center field. A large picnic area is also available beyond the visitor's bullpen, behind the visiting team's dugout.

The stadium played host to the 2014 Southland Conference Tournament, with the Bears advancing to the championship game where they fell to Southeastern Louisiana to just miss out on their second consecutive trip to an NCAA Regional. Three of the four largest crowds in UCA Baseball history came from that tournament, with a stadium record 1,007 filling the stands for Saturday's championship game. Bear Stadium was also the host site for the 2011 Arkansas high school baseball state championshps, and is the annual host site for the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Game each summer. Several other tournaments and camps are held at the stadium throughout the year.

Central Arkansas opened play at Bear Stadium on Feb. 20, 2009 with an 11-5 win over UT Martin, and hold a record of 102-64-1 (.614) at the park.

During the 2010 season, Hall of Fame pitcher Goose Gossage appeared at Bear Stadium for a meet-and-greet along with a book signing as part of a fundraiser project for UCA Baseball, and threw out the first pitch prior to the Bears' series with Southland Conference foe Northwestern State.