Newly renovated Walter Latham Park & Newsome Field (one of the best playing surfaces in the state of North Carolina) on the campus of Elon University will host this year’s All-Skills Camp.
Walter C. Latham Park was dedicated on Saturday, April 28, 2001, in honor of Walter C. Latham, an Elon alumnus. The playing field is known as Newsome Field and was dedicated on April 29, 1978 in honor of Wilburn E. “Webb” Newsome who played football and baseball and boxed at Elon. Newsome was inducted into the Elon Hall of Fame in 1975.
Featuring a FieldTurf infield surface and a natural grass outfield, state-of-the-art drainage, batting cages, a modernized press box and major league-style dugouts, Latham Park has quickly gained a reputation as being one of the finest small university baseball facilities in not only the CAA, but also the country. Measuring 325 feet down the left field line (which also features a 12-foot high fence), 385 feet to center field and 325 feet down the right field line, the spacious confines of Latham Park have played host to some of the most memorable games and individual performances in the history of Elon baseball.
Directions to Campus – Latham Park
543 N. Williamson Ave. Elon, N.C. 27244
From Interstate 85/40, take Exit 140 (University Drive). From southbound I-85/40, exit right and turn right at the light. From northbound I-85/40, exit right and turn left at the light. Continue on University Drive for approximately 3.6 miles. Turn right at the light of the intersection of University Drive and Williamson Avenue/Shallowford Church Road. Latham Park will be on the left in approximately 1/4 mile.
Burlington Athletic Stadium is a 3,500-seat baseball stadium in the central North Carolina Piedmont city of Burlington. It was originally built in Danville, VA, and was reconstructed in 1958 after being dismantled and moved 43 miles south from its original home.
The ballpark was known historically as Fairchild Stadium after the adjacent Fairchild Park city recreation area and nearby World War II Fairchild Aircraft manufacturing plant. It played host to many games in the legendary original Carolina League, and appears momentarily in Ron Shelton's 1988 film homage to the Minors, "Bull Durham."
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The park was also the site of the eight-hour and 15-minute, 27-inning marathon between the Burlington Indians and Bluefield Orioles on June 24-25, 1988. The WBBB-AM radio play-by-play call of that game by Indians' announcer Richard Musterer stands as the longest continuous single-game solo broadcast in baseball history.
Directions to Burlington Athletic Stadium
1450 Graham St. Burlington, NC 27217
From Interstate 40/85
Take exit 145. Head north on Maple Ave. and go approximately 2 miles. Take a right onto Mebane St. Continue on Mebane St. for 2 miles. Take a right onto Beaumont Ave. Follow Beaumont Ave. until it ends at Graham St.; the stadium and parking lot is on the left.
From Downtown Burlington
Take Church St. or Mebane St. east for approximately 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Beaumont Ave. Follow Beaumont Ave. until it ends at Graham St.; the stadium and parking lot is on the left.