Former Notable Players:
Eric Byrnes, Mark Ellis, Eric Hinske,
Carlos Pena, Nick Swisher and Barry Zito.
This $29.5 million stadium rose from the abandoned
factories, warehouses and railyards on the west bank of the Sacramento
River, across from the State Capitol complex. The naming rights
went to Raley's, a regional chain of supermarkets, who's senior
management was a driving force to bring professional baseball back
to Sacramento after a 25-year absence. The construction was squeezed
into an eight and half month window, even with bad weather that
delayed Opening Day by 45 days.