Former Notable Players:
Kevin Brown, Matt Holliday, Iván Rodríguez,
Kenny Rogers, Ruben Sierra, and Sammy Sosa
Nestled in the northwestern corner of the Tulsa State
Fairgrounds, it opened as Robert B. Sutton Stadium. Named for its
patron, a local oilman, it replaced the nearby wooden Oiler Stadium.
Sutton financed the construction after attempts at public funding
failed. For the 1982 season the facility was renamed Tulsa County
Stadium, when Sutton's business encountered legal and financial
difficulties. It was dubbed Drillers Stadium in 1989 after the primary
tenants. The original artificial turf was replaced natural surface
in 1993. The team moved into a new downtown stadium for the 2010
leaving future of Drillers Stadium uncertain.