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Whataburger Field is the minor league baseball stadium located in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. It is currently home to the Corpus Christi Hooks, the double-A affiliate of the Houston Astros. Along with on-campus Chapman Field, the stadium also serves as one of the homes to the Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi Islanders college baseball team.

History

The park, which opened in 2005, is located on what used to be old cotton warehouses upon the city's waterfront. Naming rights were paid for by Whataburger, Inc., which was headquartered in Corpus Christi before relocating to San Antonio in 2009. Fans are able to see the USS Lexington and the Texas State Aquarium from inside the park. Whataburger Field features 5,050 fixed seats, 19 luxury suites and two outfield berm areas that are able to accommodate nearly 2,000 fans.

On June 30, 2005 the stadium unveiled For the Love of the Game, an 18-foot (5.5 m) statue depicting a young ball player in a contemplative pose. The statue is believed to be the largest bronze statue of a baseball player.

On June 26, 2007 Whataburger Field played host to the 2007 Texas League All-Star game.

One June 10, 2010, the Houston Dynamo played the first-ever soccer match at Whataburger Field before a capacity crowd of 6,111, beating the Laredo Heat 2-1. The Dynamo played in-state rival FC Dallas in a pre-season friendly on February 12, 2011 — becoming the second soccer match ever played at Whataburger Field.

The construction manager was Hunt Construction Group of Dallas, Texas.

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