Former Notable Players:
Located in tandem with a football stadium at the 45
million dollar Scharbauer Sports Complex on the west edge of this
West Texas town, it was built to replace the 50-year-old
as the home of Midland's Texas League franchise. Uniquely, the footprint
of the stadium faces southeast to shield the fans from the sun.
However the prevailing winds blow in from the south, which limits
the number of home runs. The serpentine outfield wall, that juts
and curves at odd angles, is another contrast to many other contemporary
symmetrical ballparks. The stadium opened with the naming rights
sold to First American Bank, a regional financial services company.
In 2005 Citigroup purchased FAB and reimaged the park with Citibank,
a retail banking unit brand.