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Fifth Third Field Fifth Third Field Year Opened ........................................................

2002 Capacity .................. 8,943 fixed seats (10,300 with party areas) Playing Surface ........................................... Natural Grass Dimensions............................................... Left Field - 320 .................................. Left-Center Field - 365 ........................................... Center Field - 406 ................................... Right-Center Field - 344 ......................................... Right Field - 315 Outfield wall height...7’0” 9’6” 12’0” 14’3”

Fifth Third Field Ground Rules 1. Home Runs a. Home runs must go over the yellow line on the railing that is located at the top of the entire outfield wall. If a ball hits the yellow line or the railing and bounces back onto the field, the ball is in play. b. Balls hit over the yellow line including the fair pole are considered home runs. 2. Dugout a.There are two sets of stairs that lead from the dugout to the playing field. A player can step on the top step of the stairs to make a play, but cannot go any further into the dugout to make a play. The portions of the handrails that are on the top step are in play. b.The facing of the dugout roof is dead. c.The thicker padded dugout railing in line with the top step of the dugout is in play. d.All dugout rails inside (or below) the top step are out of play. e.Any ball that goes into the dugout, inside or below the top step, is considered out of play. 3.Tarp a. Player may lean on tarp, but cannot step, climb or jump on the tarp to catch a ball. b.A ball hit fair that becomes trapped under the tarp is considered dead and is a ground rule double. 4. Fair Territory a. Balls bouncing in fair territory and hitting the railings going up the wall in Sections 101 & 119 and back onto the field are in play. b. Catchers and pitchers in the bullpens are considered to be in play. c. Fair balls batted into the bullpens and landing in the stands are considered ground rule doubles.

Pre-Game Schedule Mud Hens BP Visitors BP Mud Hens Infield Visitors Infield

12:30 10:00 10:45 11:35 11:45

Mud Hens BP Vistors BP Mud Hens Infield Visitors Infield

7:00 4:15 5:15 6:05 6:15

game - 10:45 - 11:30 - 11:45 - 11:55

game - 5:15 - 6:00 - 6:15 - 6:25

2:00 game 11:15 - 12:15 12:15 - 1:00 1:05 - 1:15 1:15 - 1:25

6:30 3:45 4:45 5:35 5:45

game - 4:45 - 5:30 - 5:45 - 5:55

1:30 game(DH) 10:45 - 11:45 11:45 - 12:30 12:35 - 12:45 12:45 - 12:55

5:30 2:45 3:45 4:35 4:45

game(DH) - 3:45 - 4:30 - 4:45 - 4:55

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Media Information Our goal is to provide the best working conditions possible for accredited members of the media. If any problems exist for you during your stay, please contact a staff member immediately. SEASON CREDENTIALS Season credentials are available to representatives that cover the club on a daily basis ONLY. Season credentials for home games may be obtained by calling the Mud Hens Public Relations Department at (419) 725-HENS. These passes are not intended for use as season tickets. The credentials are not transferable; no additional people will be admitted. SINGLE GAME CREDENTIALS Credentials for an individual regular season home game may only be obtained by calling the Mud Hens Public Relations Department at (419) 725-HENS, 24 hours in advance of your requested game to assure compliance. Credentials are not transferable; no additional people will be admitted. PRESS BOX The press box is located behind home plate on the Club Level. Each writer’s location is equipped with an electrical outlet and internet access. Phone/fax service is also available. FIELD ACCESS Media representatives with proper credentials are admitted on the field for pre-game interviews until 30 minutes prior to game time. CLUBHOUSE ACCESS Media representatives may enter the clubhouse until 30 minutes prior to game time. Clubhouse may be entered again 10 minutes after the end of the game. There will be no access to the clubhouse between games of a doubleheader. INTERVIEWS Requests for interviews should be made through the Mud Hens Public Relations Department at (419) 725-HENS. Requests will be filled on a first call basis subject to availability and team workout schedule.

Local Media Print Toledo Blade ...............................................

(419) 724-6110

Television WTOL - Channel 11 (CBS).............................. WTVG - Channel 13 (ABC).............................. WNWO - Channel 24 (NBC)............................. WUPW - Channel 36 (FOX)..............................

(419) 248-1197 (419) 534-3868 (419) 535-0664 (419) 244-2587

Radio WCWA 1230 AM (Fox Sports) - Flagship............... (419) 240-1230 106.5 FM “The Ticket” ..................................... (419) 725-5711 Toledo Mud Hens - 176


Mud Hens Road Hotels Buffalo Hyatt Regency Two Fountain Plaza Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 856-1234 FAX (716) 852-6157

Charlotte Comfort Suites 10415 Centrum Pkwy. Pineville, NC 28134 (704) 540-0069 FAX (704) 540-0559

Columbus Crowne Plaza 33 E. Nationwide Blvd. Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 461-4100 FAX (614) 461-5828

Durham Marriott Civic Center 201 Foster Street Durham, NC 27701 (919) 768-6000 FAX (919) 768-6037

Gwinnett Marriot Courtyard 1405 Mall of Georgia Blvd. Buford, GA 30519 (678) 745-3380 FAX (678) 745-3381

Indianapolis Fairfield Inn & Suites 501 W. Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46204 (317) 636-7678 FAX (317) 636-1957

Lehigh Valley Hotel Bethleham 437 Main St. Bethleham, PA 18018 (610) 625-5000 FAX (610) 867-9955

Louisville The Galt House 140 N. Fourth Street Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 589-5200 FAX (502) 568-3498

Norfolk Sheraton Waterside 777 Waterside Drive Norfolk, VA 23510 (757) 622-6664 FAX (757) 625-8271

Pawtucket Providence Hilton 21 Atwells Ave. Providence, RI 02903 (401) 831-3900 FAX (401) 709-0348

Rochester Rochester Plaza 70 State Street Rochester, NY 14614 (585) 546-3450 FAX (585) 546-8712

Scranton/WB Radisson Lackawanna Station 700 Lackawanna Avenue Scranton, PA 18503 (570) 342-8300 FAX (570) 342-0380

Syracuse Ramada Inn 1305 Buckley Road Syracuse, NY 13212 (315) 457-8670 FAX (315) 457-8633

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Stadium Information & Hotel Information (pages 175-177)