Whataburger Sports Complex
The City of Kilgore officially opened the new Whataburger Sports Complex in Kilgore, TX on March 17, 2018 with a ribbon cutting and opening pitch ceremony. This multi-million dollar six-field baseball complex is an exciting collaboration between the City of Kilgore, Red Dirt Baseball, and the naming rights sponsor Whataburger. A special thank you to the Kilgore Economic Development Corporation for setting aside the funds to make this dream a reality.
The Whataburger Sports Complex is located at:
2105 S Commerce Street
Kilgore, TX 75662
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The primary parking lot can be accessed from the south side of the complex off of Woodlawn St. There is also additional parking across Commerce St at Driller Park which has a pedestrian crosswalk with warning lights to cross from the parking lot to the baseball complex.
The Whataburger Sports Complex is a modern high quality baseball facility, which includes:
- Concession Stand
- High-mast field lighting
- Open space seating areas for lawn chairs
- Restroom facilities
- Stadium seating with a capacity of 360
- Six baseball fields
- Two 160-foot fields (5u-10u)
- Two 225-foot fields (11u/12u)
- Two 300-foot fields (13u/14u)
- Walking paths to each field throughout the complex
- Pavilion with picnic tables
Red Dirt Baseball operates and maintains the Whataburger Sports Complex. Any inquires (e.g. booking a tournament) should be directed to David Upchurch at firstname.lastname@example.org or (903) 985-8891.
Whataburger is the naming rights sponsor of the baseball complex, thanks to a 10-year agreement with the City of Kilgore. Whataburger has been a part of the Kilgore community for close to 50 years and local franchisee owners Doyle Thomas and Jack Moore are delighted to be giving back to the community with this sponsorship.
Whataburger has focused on its fresh, made-to-order burgers and friendly customer service since 1950 when Harmon Dobson opened the first Whataburger as a small roadside burger stand in Corpus Christi, Texas. Dobson gave his restaurant a name he hoped to hear customers say every time they took a bite of his made-to-order burgers: “What a burger!”
Within the first week, people lined up around the block for his 25 cent, 100 percent beef burgers served on five-inch buns. Today, the company is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, with more than 820 locations in 10 states with sales of more than $2 billion annually. Visit What’s Cookin’ for more information.
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