Puck O'Neal Field at Big Rock Stadium was errected in 2010 in Morehead City, North Carolina, the business epicenter at the beautiful Crystal Coast. The stadium was built with generous donations and visions from the Town of Morehead City, The Big Rock, and Mr. V.J 'Puck' O'Neal, for whom the field is named after. Constructed primarily as a baseball complex for the local American Legion baseball programs, the stadium soon found a permanent tenant, the Morehead City Marlins Baseball Team-operated by Riverfront Sports and Entertainment. The Marlins is the newest team in the CPL, the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 17th season, the Coastal Plain League features 14 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both players and hosts. The stadium is located inside Rotary Park on Mayberry Loop Road.
Still relatively new, Big Rock Stadium has already held its fair share of events in addition to over 60 Marlins games. Such events have included the 2011 NC State Legion Tournament, the 2011-12 NJCAA Region X Tournaments, D-II college tournaments, exhibition games against the Heroes of the Diamond and Team USA, local Junior and Senior American Legion games, and local high school games.
The Big Rock Stadium main grandstand seats 1,800 fans
overlooking the state-of-the-art baseball diamond.
Left Field: 320
Center Field: 394
Right Field: 318