|Location||401 North Delaware Avenue|
Camden, NJ 08102
|Broke ground||June 15, 1999|
|Opened||May 11, 2001|
|Operator||Rutgers-Camden, Camden Riversharks|
|Construction cost||$25 million|
|Architect||Clarke Caton Hintz|
|Field dimensions||Left Field: 325 feet (99 m)
Center Field: 405 feet (123 m)Right Field: 325 feet (99 m)
|Camden Riversharks (AL) (2001-present)|
Rutgers-Camden (NJAC) (2001-present)
St. Joseph's University (A-10) (2009-2010)
Campbell's Field is a 6,425-seat baseball park in Camden, New Jersey that hosted its first regular season baseball game on May 11, 2001. The ballpark is home to the Camden Riversharks and the college baseball team of Rutgers University-Camden. The naming rights are owned by the Camden-based Campbell Soup Company, which paid $3 million over ten years.
The park, located at Delaware and Penn Avenues, features a commanding view of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge connecting Camden with Philadelphia, Pennsylvania across the Delaware River. Views of the Philadelphia skyline are available from the right-field grandstand. These views can be seen through the "Campbell's Field Cam", a stationary weather camera used by KYW-TV in Philadelphia.
Ground was broken for the ballpark on June 15, 1999, with former New Jersey governor Christine Todd Whitman, in attendance. Campbell's Field was funded by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, a loan from the Delaware River Port Authority, a grant from Rutgers University, and private financing obtained by the builder, Quaker Construction. During construction, the stadium was owned by the Cooper's Ferry Development Association. Upon completion, it became the property of Rutgers, which signed a lease with Camden Baseball, LLC to operate the stadium in conjunction with the Atlantic League.
Campbell's Field opened in May 2001, and was one of the projects designed to spark urban renewal in Camden. The ballpark was honored in 2003 by DigitalBallparks.com and in 2004 by Baseball America as the "Ballpark of the Year." Campbell's Field has been honored with several local awards, including the Camden County Improvement Authority Entertainment Award in 2000, the International Masonry Institute Golden Trowel Award in 2001, the Urban Land Institute's Award for Excellence in 2002, the Downtown New Jersey Excellence Award, the New Jersey Business and Industry Association Good Neighbor Award, and the Distinguished Award for Engineering Excellence given by the Consulting Engineers Council of New Jersey in 2003.
In April 2009, Campbell Soup announced that it would continue to have its name on the ballpark at least through 2020.