The Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium, or also known as the Wolff Stadium, is a stadium that is located in San Antonio, Texas. It is mostly used for baseball games and is the home of the San Antonio Missions Minor League Baseball team, Triple-A Pacific Coast League. Aside from them, the UTSA Roadrunners baseball team also plays some of their home games at the Wolff Stadium. The stadium is named after a former Texas legislator, former San Antonio mayor, and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff.
The Wolff Stadium has located about 13 km to the west of Downtown San Antonio, and it was opened to the public on April 18, 1994. Back then, it was called as the San Antonio Municipal Stadium. The stadium has 6,200 fixed seats and a grass berm located in the left-field, and it can accommodate about 3,000 people. Aside from that, the stadium also has a 500-person picnic area located at the right-field line, 14 luxury suites, and an all-you-can-eat-and-drink deck, which can also be rented if you want to celebrate something special. The said restaurant can accommodate 25 to 200 people. In this article, we are going to know more about the Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium.
Design and Features
When you view the stadium from the outside entrance and just behind home plate, you will see two big brick bell towers help give the stadium a southwestern theme. The design also echoes an architectural feature that the old Mission Stadium had. The Wolff Stadium offers shaded seating, and it can be found in the Infield Reserved section 200-208. You can still clearly see what happens in the field while sitting in the shaded area because there are no poles that interfere with the views. Aside from that, there are also concourse wraps around the playing field, which gives the spectators a wide-range view of the stadium and the game.
The home plate’s place also has individual seats, which are the left and right field seating areas, and they are entirely made up of bleachers.
In July 1997, the Wolff stadium hosted the Double-A All-Star Game. The team of American League-affiliated All-Stars won against the side of National League-affiliated All-Stars with a 4–0. Over 7,114 people witnessed the game.
In 2011, the Wolff Stadium hosted the Texas League All-Star Game. And in 2018, the parking lot outside the Wolff stadium became the third annual Mala Luna Music Festival location that happened from October 27–28, 2018.
After the 2006 season, the City of San Antonio decided to revise the lease of Wolff Stadium. After some voting, the San Antonio Missions began to manage the stadium. They announced their plans to invest $1.2 million to create a fiesta deck located on the left side of the field, improve the concession areas and sound system, repaint the stadium, and install a LED scoreboard. Aside from that, the City of San Antonio decided to invest $300,000 for the stadium’s new lighting.
The lease contract also stated that the Missions could spend and manage the Wolff stadium for the next ten years.