Bowen Field

Park Name: Bowen Field at Peters Park

Tenants: Bluefield Ridge Runners (Appalachian League)

Opened: 1939

Address: 230 Stadium Dr, Bluefield, West Virginia 24701

Dimensions: 335' (L), 365' (C), 335' (R)

Former Tenants:

Bluefield Blue-Grays (Mountain States League) 1939-1942

Bluefield Blue-Grays (Appalachian League) 1946-1955

Bluefield Dodgers (Appalachian League) 1957

Bluefield Orioles (Appalachian League) 1958-2010

Bluefield Blue Jays (Appalachian League) 2011-2019

The view from behind home plate at Bowen Field.

Appalachian League Pennants on the wall outside the ballpark, with room for at least one more.

The view from down the third base line at Bowen Field. The Appalachian Mountains on the Virginia-West Virginia border stand behind right field.

The view from down the first base line.

The view from down the first base line at Bowen Field. A small section of box seats sits perched atop the dugout.

A small grassy hill sits behind home plate between the backstop and the warning track.

The grandstand at Bowen Field. The field was built in 1939, but the original grandstand burned down and was replaced in 1974. Also, the box seats are plastic deck chairs.

The orange seats in the grandstand were brought in from Anaheim Stadium when it was renovated, so the seat numbers are not in sequential order. As you'd imagine, all the seating is general admission.

The Bluefield Blue Jays represent the twin towns of Bluefield, Virginia and Bluefield, West Virginia. The park technically lies completely on the Virginia side of the border, but is within the limits of a park owned by the West Virginia town, so it is considered to be in WV.

The pressbox is located down the first base line, over the dugout, in a separate building from the main grandstand.

The Bluefield Orioles on the field during a game at Bowen Field.