Chronological Tour: Stop 236

The House of Six Spires

Walking into Larry H. Miller Field, Aug-2002.

The six-spire roof is illuminated during night games for a wonderful effect.

Beyond the fence, the BYU basketball arena in the foreground, the Wasatch Front in the rear.

Quick Facts: Rating: 3 baseballs
Brigham Young University, a school better known for producing football quarterbacks than baseball players, got this attractive little baseball field as a donation from Provo resident and automobile dealer Larry H. Miller in 2001.

The field, across the street from BYU Stadium, the Cougars’ football home, is also adjacent to Gail Miller Field, a softball field also donated by Miller and named for his wife. The baseball-softball complex neatly fills the space between the football field and the basketball arena.

The baseball stadium consists of Cougar blue stadium seating in a standard configuration. One outstanding feature is the six-spired roof, evoking the Latter-day Saints’ Temple up the road in Salt Lake City. The school is run by the LDS Church, and it was established by and named for the man who led the Mormon emigration from Nauvoo, Ill., to Utah in the late 1840s.

Under conditions of the Provo Angels’ lease with BYU, the professional team was unable to play Sunday games or sell alcohol. These provisions caused the Angels to make a deal with Utah Valley State College in Orem, where they now play as the Orem Owlz.

Game # Date League Level Result
550 Sat 17-Aug-2002 Pioneer R Medicine Hat 3, PROVO 0, 1st
551 Sat 17-Aug-2002 Pioneer R PROVO 4, Medicine Hat 3, 2d
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