Little League Southeastern Region: Little League Southeast Park
Little League® Southeast Park was built and completed in 2010. It was officially dedicated on June 12 in a ceremony held on the stadium field. The dedication included a visit from retired U.S. Army Gen. Tommy Franks, as well as Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles Stenner, and Air Force Maj. Gen. Polly Payer. Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue and Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League® Baseball and Softball were a part of the ceremonies.
The park and the Southeastern Region Headquarters were moved from St. Petersburg, FL in 2009 after the Little League® International Board of Directors, unanimously voted for Warner Robins, GA to become the new Southeastern Region Headquarters of Little League® Baseball and Softball. Due to construction on the new stadium in Warner Robins, the 2009 Southeastern Region Championship for both Baseball and Softball were played, for one year, in Ceredo, WV at Mitch Stadium. Games began in Warner Robins in 2010.
Little League® Southeast Park features a 2,500 seating bowl with an additional hill-side seating available beyond the outfield that can handle another 2,500. The permanent seating includes chair back seats directly behind home plate and bench style seating stretching down both baselines. A metal roof provides shade in the seats from dugout to dugout. A newly added covered pavilion area, with ceiling fans, can be found past right field.
The stadium itself is modeled after both Volunteer and Lamade Stadiums in South Williamsport, PA., home of the Little League Baseball® World Series. Southeast Park features sunken dugouts located under the seating bowl, plus a scorekeeper’s area and large umpire room within the stadium’s well. A large, two-story press box is located on the concourse that includes reception-style area.
Southeast Park is lighted by Musco Sports Lighting and also has bullpens on field level for each team. In addition to the stadium, there is a maintenance facility, rest rooms, concession stand, gift shop and batting cages on-site.
Two scoreboards are also available at the stadium. The main scoreboard, located in left-center field, is a full-function scoreboard that includes line score for team’s runs, hits and error totals, at-bat display and current pitch count displays for each team. A small scoreboard is situated above the press box that shows the score and inning to those in the outfield.
The complex grounds includes the 10,400-square-foot Administration Building, which includes offices for full-time employees, a meeting/training room for large gatherings, plus other areas to help best serve the Southeastern Region.