1. The park’s exterior.
J.A. “Ike” Tomlinson Stadium
|Torn Down||Still Stands|
|Used by/for||Arkansas State University Red Wolves (NCAA D1) 1993-Present|
|Location||Arkansas State University, 208 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro, Arkansas|
J.A. “Ike” Tomlinson Stadium at Kell Field was the home of the Arkansas State University Indians from 1993-2008 and is the current home of the Arkansas State University Red Wolves.
The ballpark is named after long-time ASU baseball coach Ike Tomlinson and former Major League Baseball players George and Skeeter Kell. Both Kell brothers played at ASU before making it to the big leagues. The elder of the two, George, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1983.
2. A view of the grandstand and backstop.
Several renovations have turned Tomlinson Stadium into an interesting park. The stadium originally opened in 1993 with just a small, single grandstand behind homeplate. But overtime, features have been added to the park slowly. Stadium lights, a batter’s eye in center field, a new entry way and a turf apron have all been added since 1996.
Overall, the ballpark features 320 chair-back seats, bleacher seating for approximately 600, plus various other seating areas for a grand capacity of about 1,000, making it tied for the second largest collegiate ballpark in Arkansas. A press box is located atop the grandstand, underneath which is the concourse.
3. One of the fanciest scoreboard in Arkansas.
On March 11th, 2008, Arkansas State was defeated0-3 by the Memphis Tigers in front of 1,019 spectators, the largest crowd ever at Tomlinson Stadium.
For more and larger photos of this ballpark, see the Tomlinson Stadium Gallery.