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NCAA Ballpark Experience Rankings 2014

By Jason Bartel -- July 14, 2014 5:12 PM EDT


College Baseball has gained in popularity by leaps and bounds over the last few years, thanks mostly to the expanding coverage of regular season, conference tournaments, and of course the NCAA tournament on the various television networks, primarily ESPN. This popularity has also increased due to the drastic improvements of the stadiums that colleges put their baseball teams in. Athletic departments have poured all kinds of money into their baseball programs in recent years to improve the fan experience, as well as the facilities for the development of their players. College coaches are able to entice the top-tier high school players to skip pro ball for three years, and improve the quality of the college game.

Although our latest College Baseball rankings list may have just one name on the byline, this is the work of dozens of writers, all using their unique experiences at these parks and the Stadium Journey FANFARE score. Each of the descriptions of these stadiums on this list is taken directly from the full review of that school's baseball experience, which can be found simply by clicking on that particular stadium. We have not visited all of the college ballparks yet, but hopefully by the end of the 2015 season, we will have made a trip to each and every one of those stadiums. Without further ado, we present our rankings of the college ballpark experiences.

  1. Founders Park - Home of the South Carolina Gamecocks

    Some places just do college baseball better. Before you walk through the gates and are greeted by two national championship trophies, you’ll be greeted by tailgaters, boiled peanuts, cold beer and general excitement. Baseball season at Carolina Stadium in Columbia, SC is second only to football season. And even that is debatable, depending on who you ask.

  2. Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field - Home of the Miami (FL) Hurricanes

    When traveling to South Beach in the spring and early summer, there are many things for the average sports fan to do. One of those things must be a visit to Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field to see the Miami Hurricanes baseball team, not only play baseball, but put on a terrific show for the fans.

  3. Russ Chandler Stadium - Home of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

    Russ Chandler has seen its share of great baseball, as the team has been to the College World Series four times. But because of the history of the stadium as well as the team, Russ Chandler is a great place to experience college baseball. From the quality of play to the between-inning contests they have for kids, the officials at Russ Chandler Stadium understand what it takes to get fans into the stadium and make sure they come back.

  4. Dudy Noble Field - Home of the Mississippi State Bulldogs

    Considered by many to be one of the top on-campus baseball venues in the country, Dudy Noble Field at Polk-DeMent Stadium has played host to the top ten highest-attended on-campus baseball games in NCAA history. The stadium was the host site of the first SEC tournament and hosted its 12th NCAA regional in 2013.

  5. Liberty Baseball Stadium - Home of the Liberty Flames

    For those who have never made the trek to Lynchburg, Virginia, they are missing out on one of the more interesting stories in both athletics and academia. Liberty University arose from humble beginnings in 1971, then known as Lynchburg Baptist College. In just greater than 40 years, the university has swelled to an enrollment of over 100,000 students, when combining the school's on-campus and online offerings. Worthington Stadium reached the end of its 33-year life just before the 2013 season, as the brand new Liberty Baseball Stadium opened its doors to fans. The facility has drawn nationwide acclaim in its short time of existence, and it sets a clear standard to which programs of its class should aspire.

  6. Baum Stadium at George Cole Field - Home of the Arkansas Razorbacks

    Baum Stadium at George Cole Field is the baseball home of the Arkansas Razorbacks in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The ballpark opened in 1996 and has been renovated four times since then, with three of the four renovations resulting in expansions of the park’s seating. The field is named after George Cole, the former Arkansas Athletic Director, and the stadium is named after Charlie and Nadine Baum, Walmart investors and financial backers of the stadium.

  7. Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium - Home of the Florida State Seminoles

    Located in the state capital of Tallahassee, Florida State University has one of the top baseball programs in the country. The home of that program, Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium matches the quality of the baseball squad. Opened in 1983 under the name Seminole Stadium, the stadium is now named for former coach and All-American, Dick Howser. In 2005, the playing surface was named after current coach Mike Martin.

  8. UFCU Disch–Falk Field - Home of the Texas Longhorns

    Located on the southeast quadrant of the campus, the ballpark was opened in 1975 and named for two Longhorn coaches, Billy Disch and Bibb Falk, who might be more famous for replacing Joe Jackson in right field after the 1919 Black Sox scandal. The UFCU sponsorship began in 2006, and the stadium underwent comprehensive renovations between then and 2009. Among the new features were the installation of FieldTurf and a new façade. These changes have left Disch-Falk Field in nearly perfect condition and make it an absolute joy to visit.

  9. Doug Kingsmore Stadium - Home of the Clemson Tigers

    The home of the Tigers, Doug Kingsmore Stadium, has been the domain of the home nine for greater than 40 years. This slightly greater than 6,000-seat facility gives the Tigers a tremendous home-field advantage -- they've won nearly 80 percent of their games played there since first opening the gates -- and seamlessly blends into a top-flight grouping of facilities on the 17,000-plus acre campus. This stadium doesn't show its age, but it does show its tradition. From your first step into the ballpark to the final words of the alma mater, it is clear that you are part of something special when witnessing Clemson baseball.

  10. Haymarket Park - Home of the Nebraska Cornhuskers

    In 2002, the Huskers moved to Haymarket Park, which they have called home ever since. The stadium has 4,500 seats and can hold an additional 4,000 in the grass berms beyond the outfield wall. The field has won numerous honors for being among the best fields in the country to play on. In 2012, a college baseball writer ranked the field as the fourth best “big game” atmosphere by College Baseball Daily. Haymarket Park is the first collegiate venue to use a system (SubAir) that can heat and cool a field year round, a well needed feature in Lincoln.

  11. Alex Box Stadium at Skip Bertman Field - Home of the LSU Tigers

    The stadium is named after former player Alex Box, who lettered on the 1942 team. Box was killed while fighting in North Africa during World War II in 1943. In 2009, LSU’s baseball team moved into a new and improved version of the Alex Box Stadium just a few hundred yards south of its original. In the new facility, the Tigers enjoy more locker and meeting room space. The Alex Box Stadium is helping keep LSU’s tradition strong in winning and fan support, and the experience is well worth it.

  12. Goodwin Field - Home of the Cal State Fullerton Titans

    Despite playing in the backyard of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Titans remain one of the hotter tickets in Orange County. The experiences at many minor league and college parks all seem to fall into a similar stereotype, but a game at Goodwin Field is anything but predictable, and a great overall value.

  13. Hawkins Field - Home of the Vanderbilt Commodores

    Everything from the brick layout to the Vandy logo etched into the outfield turf makes Hawkins Field a place you have to visit during the college baseball season. If you can’t make it up to Boston for a Red Sox game to see their infamous Green Monster, Hawkins Field has one of its own. At just over a decade old, Hawkins Field gives the baseball fan the ultimate experience, due to how close you can be to the action.

  14. Foley Field - Home of the Georgia Bulldogs

    Foley Field is the home of the Georgia Bulldogs baseball team, and it has been their home since 1966. The stadium, which holds 3,291 people, was renovated in 1990, which was the same year the Bulldogs won the College World Series. The stadium has the nice college baseball feel to it, but major renovations are needed to keep up with the other baseball stadiums in the SEC. That’s why the Bulldogs are currently in the process of spending $12 million to give Foley Field an uplift.

  15. PK Park - Home of the Oregon Ducks

    With the resurrection of the University of Oregon Ducks baseball program in 2009 came one of the nicest venues in all of collegiate baseball. PK Park, home of the Oregon Ducks and Eugene Emeralds, is located in Eugene, Oregon next to Autzen Stadium where the Ducks play their football games and has one of the nicest views for a baseball game you’ll find in the Pacific Northwest. PK Park features state-of-the-art home and visiting locker rooms, a high-definition video board and a classic manual scoreboard located in the home team’s bullpen.

  16. Clark-LeClair Stadium - Home of the East Carolina Pirates

    Clark-LeClair Stadium carries a reputation as one of the best in the nation and does not disappoint. Sparked by the team’s recent success, the school and donors have made much needed stadium updates, and it shows. The stadium has all the modern amenities and even rivals some minor league ballparks. Players and fans alike rave about their stadium.

  17. Hi Corbett Field - Home of the Arizona Wildcats

    The Arizona Wildcats moved into Hi Corbett Field prior to their 2012 National Championship season. Built in 1937, Hi Corbett Field has played host to several professional baseball teams. Primarily used for minor league baseball, Hi Corbett has seen the Tucson Toros, Lizards, Javelinas and Cowboys. It was also the headquarters for USA baseball from 1997-2003, and has played host to spring training for the Cleveland Indians (1947-1992) and Colorado Rockies (1993-2010). The movie “Major League” was mostly filmed at Hi Corbett before the Indians moved out. A lot of the extras used in the movie were University of Arizona baseball players at the time.

  18. Reckling Park - Home of the Rice Owls

    One of the most beautiful and fan friendly college ballparks in America can be found in Houston, Texas on the campus of Rice University. Constructed in 2000, Reckling Park is home to a perennial power, the Rice Owls baseball team. With a grand majority of chairback seats throughout the seating areas and grass berm in the outfield, the park provides a high level of comfort to fans as they cheer on the Owls to yet another berth into the Division I college baseball postseason. It’s hard to find a better local community around the stadium than Rice Village and the Hermann Park Conservancy. 

  19. Samford Stadium-Hitchcock Field at Plainsman Park - Home of the Auburn Tigers

    Auburn University has been playing baseball since 1933, and over the course of those 80-plus years, the Tigers have featured some of the sport’s greatest players. Bo Jackson, Frank Thomas & Tim Hudson are the three most recognizable alumni who have donned the uniform and each of them took the field at beautiful Samford Stadium-Hitchcock Field at Plainsman Park – known in most circles simply as Plainsman Park – which has served as the home for Tiger baseball for 60-plus years.

  20. Lindsey Nelson Stadium - Home of the Tennessee Volunteers

    Nothing will probably ever eclipse the amount of excitement that goes on at Neyland Stadium, but there’s another stadium within short walking distance that has plenty of excitement of its own on the University of Tennessee’s campus. Lindsey Nelson Stadium serves as home of the Tennessee baseball program, and man, does it have a lot to show off. Fans aren’t just crazy about their football in SEC country. They’re also just as passionate about their baseball, and the Volunteers have a perfect stage on which to play America’s pastime.

  21. Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park - Home of the Texas A&M Aggies

    Olsen Field was opened in 1978 and named for C. E. "Pat" Olsen, a 1923 graduate of Texas A&M and a former player in the New York Yankees system. In 2011, renovations made possible through donations by local ice cream company Blue Bell Creameries were started and this led to the new name which came into effect before the 2012 season. Amenities provided by these renovations include a larger concourse and concessions area, a new press box, two grass berms, and more seating closer to the field. Interestingly, capacity was decreased from 7,000 to 5,400 to accommodate the changes.

  22. Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium - Home of the Charlotte 49ers

    The 49ers call Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium home. The first five seasons of Charlotte baseball were played at the now-defunct Crockett Park in Charlotte, the former home of professional baseball in the Queen City. The on-campus facility opened in 1984, with a large renovation taking place (courtesy of the namesakes) in 2006. With over 100 49er victories in the facility since the first fans walked through the gates, Charlotte fans enjoy a relatively modern facility in which to watch their home nine enjoy a home-field advantage.

  23. Joe Lee Griffin Field - Home of the Samford Bulldogs

    The Bulldogs play their games at Joe Lee Griffin Field, which opened in 1958 but underwent major renovations (including its current name) beginning in 2000 and today serves as a testament that smaller, private schools who don’t have big athletic budgets can still create a tremendous experience for their fans.

  24. Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field - Home of the Southeastern Louisiana Lions

    Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field, home to the Southeastern Louisiana Lions, is an under-the-radar college baseball mid-major gem. Though the park won’t wow you with electronic displays (no video-boards) or unique concession items, Alumni Field has the classic elements which provide a great college baseball atmosphere.

  25. Boshamer Stadium - Home of the North Carolina Tar Heels

    It is no great surprise that a top national program should have an equally great home. North Carolina's Boshamer Stadium may not be the newest park in the conference – it was built in 1972 – but recent renovations and added creature comforts have transformed the facility into a building that can compete with almost any facility in the country and draw top recruits to Chapel Hill. The modern feel of this ballpark, combined with the complete inability to ignore the program's history once you are inside the gates, makes “The Bosh” a must-see destination for fans of college baseball in the southeastern United States and beyond.

  26. Fowler Park and Cunningham Field - Home of the San Diego Toreros

    Prior to the opening of Fowler Park, the Torero baseball team played at John Cunningham Stadium, named for a former coach.  Opened in 1970, the stadium was located in the exact same spot as the current ballpark. Ron and Alexis Fowler provided most of the $13.8 million needed to construct the new ballpark, but the field itself will hold the name of John Cunningham. The largest benefit of the new venue is that although the capacity is 1,700, it is expandable to 3,000. This will allow the school to potentially host college baseball super regional match-ups in the future.

  27. Klein Field at Sunken Diamond - Home of the Stanford Cardinal

    The Cardinal baseball team have been playing at the Sunken Diamond adjacent from Stanford Stadium since 1931 and at a capacity of just 4,000, it provides a much more intimate atmosphere than its 50,000 seat counterpart. There is one level of seating that stretches around the backstop from first base to third base. Two sections of grass seating are located near the foul pole on both sides of the field where fans sprawl on picnic blankets and kids have the opportunity to run around a bit. The remodel in 2001 brought new seating, a three-tier press box, and new dugouts to Sunken Diamond.

  28. Davenport Field - Home of the Virginia Cavaliers

    Davenport Field is not incredibly shiny or fancy. It is simple, elegant, and there are very few bells and whistles to distract fans from the game. From the time you set foot in the park, you know why you are there, and that is to watch baseball.

  29. Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park - Home of the Texas Tech Red Raiders

    Since West Texas is known as a hotbed for high school and college football, baseball doesn’t get quite the same level of hype, but the area residents are just as passionate about the sport. Fans, alums, and students show their passion for Red Raider baseball at the beautiful Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park on the campus of Texas Tech University. The history of Texas Tech baseball at the current ballpark site dates back to 1926. In 1988, donations allowed for renovations to the park including the addition of lights and a new name of Dan Law Field. Significant upgrades took place with a $5 million donation just prior to the 2012 season which included a new press box and 10 luxury suites as well as 1,154 chairback seats behind home plate.

  30. Oxford-University Stadium at Swayze Field - Home of the Mississippi Rebels

    The stadium opened in 1989. It is named after a former player and coach, Tom Swayze. It has since been renovated in 2003 and 2009 and is now widely considered one of the top venues in college baseball. It stretches 330 feet in the corners, 365 in the alleys and 390 feet to dead center.

  31. Dedeaux Field - Home of the USC Trojans

    Dedeaux Field was opened in 1974, which happened to be the same year the Trojans would win their NCAA record fifth consecutive College World Series championship. The venue is located in downtown Los Angeles and was named for former head coach Rod Dedeaux, who coached the program from 1942 to 1986 (45 years).

  32. Lupton Stadium - Home of the TCU Horned Frogs

    Built in 2003 on the TCU campus in Fort Worth, TX, Lupton Stadium is named for Charlie and Marie Lupton in recognition of a $2-million gift from the Brown-Lupton Foundation, of which Charlie was a founder back in 1944.

  33. Greer Field at Turchin Stadium - Home of the Tulane Green Wave

    The pride of Tulane University athletics is no doubt Greer Field at Turchin Stadium and the Green Wave baseball team. Originally opened in 1991, Turchin received a massive facelift in 2008 at a cost of about $10.5 million. As part of the upgrades, Turchin Stadium now boasts a capacity of 5,000 with an impressive 2,700+ chairback seats. The ballpark is also equipped with private suites in the upper tier along the first baseline. In addition to grabbing a chairback seat in a beautiful college baseball stadium, a game at Turchin also brings memorable time spent in the New Orleans area. Located just minutes from the ballpark you'll find the French Quarter and great restaurants. Win or lose, good times await inside the ballpark and will be found both before and after the game.

  34. Earl E. Wilson Stadium - Home of the UNLV Rebels

    Many programs claim to play baseball in paradise, but only one can make the claim in a literal sense. With Paradise, NV being home for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Rebels, this is one ballpark that fans from all over the country will gladly travel to. The Rebels home field is known as Earl E. Wilson Stadium, named for Hazel and Earl Wilson. The Wilson’s estate donated $6.5 million to the University, $1.2 of which was used for construction of the baseball stadium.

  35. Les Murakami Stadium - Home of the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors

    Initially known as Rainbow Stadium after head coach Les Murakami led the efforts for the new stadium, it had to be built quickly as it would sit on the same grounds as the previous home, the University of Hawaii Stadium. It was constructed in roughly nine months at an initial cost of $11.2 million and opened in February of 1984. The University would soon get a return on the stadium with greater attendance, as the capacity increased from 2,500 at the old stadium to over 4,000 at the new facility.

  36. Packard Stadium - Home of the Arizona State Sun Devils

    The full name is Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark, but everyone knows it as Packard Stadium.  The on-campus home to the Arizona State Sun Devils has been used by ASU since 1974.  But the Packard Stadium era came to a close after the 2014 season when the Devils will move to nearby Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

  37. Evans Diamond - Home of the California Golden Bears

    The University of California’s Memorial Stadium isn’t the only facility on campus that has gone through renovations in recent years. Cal’s baseball field, Evans Baseball Diamond, is in the process of major renovations to allow the facility to host NCAA Regionals and better accommodate the new PAC-12 network crews. In 2010, the university announced that the baseball program would be cut in a cost-cutting measure. Thanks to private donations and a grant from the San Francisco Giants, the program was saved and the baseball team responded in 2011 by going to their first College World Series since 1992.

  38. TD Ameritrade Park Omaha - Home of the Creighton Bluejays

    TD Ameritrade Park opened its doors in 2011. The stadium plays host to the College World Series in addition to being the home of the Creighton Bluejays. The Bluejays began their first season as a Big East Conference team in 2014. TD Ameritrade Park replaced the original host of the College World Series, Rosenblatt Stadium. Creighton split games between Rosenblatt and the Creighton Sports Complex before making TD Ameritrade Park its permanent home.

  39. Bart Kaufman Field - Home of the Indiana Hoosiers

    New in 2013 was Bart Kaufman Field, a structure built to replace the outdated Sembower Field and bring Hoosier baseball into a new era. While Indiana has always been a basketball school in this basketball-crazy state, Kaufman Field is helping to raise the profile of the baseball program as it enters into a new level of competition.

  40. Eddy D. Field Stadium - Home of the Pepperdine Waves

    Pepperdine’s main campus is in Malibu, just north of LA and right off the Pacific Coast Highway, comfortably nestled in the seaside cliffs that make the area so scenic. In the middle of campus is their jewel of a ballpark, which was opened in 1973 and has undergone several renovations in the intervening years. Named after a longtime university benefactor, Eddy D. Field Stadium might have a confusing moniker but make no mistake; it is a stadium and not just a field, and one that you should be visiting if you live in LA. Actually, you should make an effort to visit here regardless of where you live, as it is as close to paradise as you can get when watching the great game of baseball.

  41. Robin Baggett Stadium - Home of the Cal Poly Mustangs

    The Mustangs call Baggett Stadium their home and it is the epicenter of the 47 acre sports complex on the university’s campus. Opened in 2001, it shares a concourse with the Bob Jensen softball field, creating a spacious area for all fans to enjoy. The stadium is named after former Cal Poly catcher (1968-71) Robin Baggett. Though fans do not see his retired number, he is easily one of the most memorable players of the program’s past. His career is mostly celebrated for not allowing a single passed ball in his four years as catcher. His other accolades include Student Body President, All-CCAA catcher, threw out over 70% of steal attempts, and a career fielding percentage of .990.

  42. UNCG Baseball Stadium - Home of the UNC Greensboro Spartans

    This on-campus facility saw its first pitch in 1999, and has earned acclaim from numerous sources. The stadium's facade seems a bit nondescript upon approach, and there are only approximately 900 fixed seats, but the ballpark is beautiful and spacious.

  43. Claude Smith Field - Home of the Mercer Bears

    Claude Smith Field has been around for a very long time, and it’s not the biggest college baseball stadium in Georgia. But with the renovations the stadium went through in 2003, along with the good fan support, it’s one of the better college baseball experiences in the Southeast. The stadium is named after longtime Mercer coach Claude Smith, who won 405 games from 1948-1977. As of 2014, Claude Smith Field is in the process of going through another major renovation process that will be ready by the start of the 2015 season.

  44. Nick Denes Field - Home of the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

    With brick wrapped around the entire outside façade of the ballpark, the Nick pays homage to what a baseball field should be. The one game that can be directly affected by the architecture of the stadium is baseball and the Nick takes this position seriously. The walls are tall, the grass is as green as envy, and the shadows fall on the field in the middle of a late afternoon game as if God Himself felt the need to put a finishing touch on the atmosphere that can’t be designed in blueprint or AutoCAD.

  45. Ray Fisher Stadium - Home of the Michigan Wolverines

    In 1923, Ray Fisher Stadium hosted its first game at the University of Michigan with the home Wolverines defeating rival Ohio State by a score of 3-2. Much has changed in the stadium’s history, most notably a $9 million renovation that was completed in 2008. More recently, the school has replaced the natural grass and dirt field with an all turf surface for the 2014 season. The current facility offers a comfortable, if less than spectacular, venue to watch college baseball. Ray Fisher Stadium is part of the larger Wilpon Baseball and Softball Complex which also houses Alumni Field, home to Michigan women’s softball.

  46. McKethan Stadium - Home of the Florida Gators

    McKethan Stadium on the campus of the University of Florida, and if you want to visit a true college baseball juggernaut and you are visiting Florida, you might want to come and check out McKethan Stadium.

  47. Doak Field at Dail Park - Home of the North Carolina State Wolfpack

    While Doak Field may not be the premier college baseball venue, it provides the Wolfpack faithful an affordable opportunity to cheer on their team.

  48. FedExPark - Home of the Memphis Tigers

    Believe it or not, sometimes there are just too many options. As a society, by necessity, we are always looking for capsules that offer as many interesting facets as possible. If you are looking for something that sums up as much of Memphis, Tennessee as possible, look no further. FedExPark allows you to be outdoors, watch baseball, eat BBQ and root on the home town University of Memphis Tigers.

  49. Bobcat Ballpark - Home of the Texas State Bobcats

    The Texas State Bobcats baseball team has improved steadily over the past few years, sending several prospects (most notably Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt) to Major League Baseball. As a result, the stadium has flourished with students, alumni and City of San Marcos supporters as the team has been competitive in the Southland Conference, the Western Athletic Conference and coming up in the next few years, the Bobcats will look to be successful in the Sun Belt.

  50. John Henry Moss Stadium - Home of the Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs

    John Henry Moss Stadium opened in 2011, and its place among the top facilities in the Big South Conference has quickly been established. The park seats just 700, with an intimate feel that is perfect for the campus on which it resides. Gardner-Webb may not offer the largest ballpark in the country, but they do provide a truly comfortable and enjoyable baseball experience.

  51. Young Memorial Field - Home of the UAB Blazers

    Since its inception, UAB has fought an uphill battle to establish itself as a player in NCAA Division I athletics. In the medical community, a mention of UAB instantly resonates as one of the finest medical and research facilities in the entire world. For fans of college baseball, however, it is worth taking a look a Blazer team which plays its on-campus games at beautiful Young Memorial Field. UAB also plays home games at Regions Field.

  52. Russell C. King Field - Home of the Wofford Terriers

    Russell C. King Field, the Terriers' on-campus home, fits perfectly into this picturesque campus. With stone columns near the stadium entrance, scenic buildings visible just behind the seating bowl and large magnolia trees providing shade down the right field line, it would be easy to imagine that this park was included in the school's original design. No matter the on-field product at Wofford, Russell C. King Field always gives you the feeling of being in the old South, and charm goes a long way.

  53. Jim Patterson Stadium - Home of the Louisville Cardinals

    Opened in 2005, Jim Patterson Stadium offers U of L fans the opportunity to see a baseball team on the rise. Local entrepreneur Jim Patterson’s seven figure donation to the athletic department spearheaded the initial construction costs of $8.5 million. Mr. Patterson and his wife then made another contribution in 2012 so that U of L could break ground on expanding the ballpark to a total capacity of 3,000. Additional funding for the $4 million expansion came from fans that purchased red baseballs for $300 and/or gold baseballs for $1,000, autographed them, and then placed them inside a U of L logo monument that stands in the hallway between the main concourse entrance and the seats behind home plate.

  54. Alexander Field - Home of the Purdue Boilermakers

    The Purdue Boilermaker baseball team began its second season in 2014 in its still-sparkling new stadium, Alexander Field. Named for the parents of longtime Purdue baseball coach, Dave Alexander, this ballpark seats 1,500 spectators in a cozy setup. Alexander Field is located on Purdue's Northwest Site, which is two miles northwest of Purdue's football and basketball facilities. This external site also houses the athletics department's soccer field, cross country course, tennis facility, and the university's Grand Prix track. Alexander Field opened in 2013 and was constructed with an option to expand to a capacity of 2,500.

  55. Siebert Field - Home of the Minnesota Golden Gophers

    Tucked behind the football team’s practice facility with a view of TCF Bank Stadium off in a distance from right field sits Siebert Field. The home of the Golden Gopher baseball team isn’t the most salient athletic facility at the University of Minnesota, but it is definitely worth a visit. Reconstructed last year, Siebert features an artificial turf field, state-of-the-art scoreboard and plenty of seating including grassy hills to watch the game. It is a wonderful experience for baseball fans, perfect for an afternoon out with family or friends without the hectic crowds of a big-time football game. In short, Minnesota Gopher baseball may be the most overlooked sporting event in the Twin Cities.

  56. Sewell-Thomas Stadium - Home of the Alabama Crimson Tide

    When someone mentions the University of Alabama, your first thoughts likely drift to the machine that is Alabama football – and rightfully so, given the unparalleled tradition the program has enjoyed over the years. Although it will never reach the level and passion of the football program, Bama baseball enjoys a storied tradition, owning 14 regular season and seven SEC tournament championships.

  57. Tony Gwynn Stadium - Home of the San Diego State Aztecs

    Few programs have the name recognition that fans will find at San Diego State.  Kevin Kennedy, Bud Black, Tony Gwynn, Mark Grace, Stephen Strasburg: all names that are relevant from broadcasting to manager to hall-of-famer. The current home of the Aztecs was funded largely by John Moores, the former owner of the San Diego Padres. It was decided that the stadium would be named Tony Gwynn Stadium to honor the former Aztec baseball AND basketball standout.

  58. Baylor Ballpark - Home of the Baylor Bears

    Whether it’s taking in some quality college baseball action from one of the top Division I teams over the past decade, sipping Dr. Pepper in the soft drink’s birthplace, or eating some the best Texas BBQ you’ll ever have, Baylor Ballpark and the city of Waco should be on your short list for a future family visit.

  59. Frank Eck Stadium - Home of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish

    Notre Dame baseball is played at Frank Eck Stadium. It is an unspectacular, but serviceable facility, and still affords sports fans the opportunity to walk around the beautiful Notre Dame campus. There are lights at the Eck, so you may be able to see a spring night game, especially during the week.

  60. Larry H. Miller Field - Home of the BYU Cougars

    The state of Utah isn’t exactly known as a college baseball hotbed. Even so, Provo is home to one of the nation’s most impressive home fields. Completed in 2001, Miller Park is a baseball/softball complex that is “the first combined facility of its kind,” according to the BYU athletics website. The Cougar baseball team plays on Larry H. Miller Field.

  61. Bear Stadium - Home of the Central Arkansas Bears

    When it comes to its athletic facilities, the University of Central Arkansas certainly is not afraid to dance to its own beat. The school’s purple-and-gray-striped gridiron at Estes Stadium is Exhibit 1A. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing, especially when it comes to Bear Stadium. The venue was built around a previously established baseball field to match the program’s rise in stature to Division I competition as a member of the Southland Conference. These welcomed oddities include a solid black outfield wall with not one single advertisement on it (the only ads are located on the scoreboard) for a nice clean look and an expansive picnic area along the first base side, in which kids can play catch and dogs can roam (on leashes).

  62. Bob Hannah Stadium - Home of the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens

    The University of Delaware has been playing in the same location since the 1960s, a stadium re-named in 2000 after longtime coach Bob Hannah. Hannah, a member of the College Baseball Hall of Fame, won over 1,000 games coaching the Blue Hens.

  63. Illinois Field - Home of the Illinois Fighting Illini

    In 2011, the University of Illinois baseball team went on a miracleous run, going from the bottom half of the Big 10 standings to capture the regular season and conference tournament championships. Streaks like this are typical of Illini Athletics in recent years, although most of them have been losing streaks. The site of the spark of this unusual positive turn-around, the Illini's home turf Illinois Field.

  64. Duffy Bass Field - Home of the Illinois State Redbirds

    For more than 25 years the baseball program at Illinois State University has called Duffy Bass Field home. The original structure featured limited seating and was lacking in many modern amenities. In 2006, then-athletic director Dr. Sheahon Zenger unveiled the Redbird Renaissance Capital Campaign, the purpose of which was to propel Illinois State's Athletic Complexes into the 21st century. Along with the renovation of the baseball diamond, a new softball stadium, a new east side grandstand at Hancock Stadium, and an upgrade to Redbird Arena were included in the master plan. The $3.2 million renovation saw Duffy Bass Field transform from what could have been considered a temporary structure into one of the premier venues in the Midwest.

  65. Richard Itchy Jones Stadium - Home of the Southern Illinois Salukis

    After competing at Abe Martin Field since 1964, the Southern Illinois University Salukis baseball team moved into the brand new Richard “Itchy” Jones Stadium in 2014. Built on the site of Abe Martin Field, Itchy Jones Stadium is named after SIU’s all-time winningest baseball coach. Jones took the Salukis to 10 NCAA Tournaments and three College World Series in his 21 years in charge. Jones also was an integral part in the campaign for the stadium renovation.

  66. Pete Taylor Park - Home of the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles

    Located in the Pine Belt region of Mississippi, Pete Taylor Park serves as the host of the Golden Eagles of Southern Mississippi. The ballpark is located in an area that has produced powerhouse high school programs at the state and national levels; the stadium fits in with the love of baseball found in the region.

  67. Robert J. Bobb Stadium at Hyames Field - Home of the Western Michigan Broncos

    In 1947 the first ever College World Series was played. No, it wasn’t in Omaha. The games were played on the campus of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The site of the games was Hyames Field, named for WMU head baseball coach and Athletic Director Judson Hyames. Playing 1B for Yale was future President of the United States George H.W. Bush. With that backstory, you know you’re in for a historic experience.

  68. Barcroft Park - Home of the George Washington Colonials

    What used to to be a ballpark that was below the standard of a lot of high schools is now another point of pride for GW Athletics. A beautiful new turf field, a seating capacity of 500, enlarged dugouts, concessions and restrooms are just a few of the pieces of the transformation that has occurred. And just to make sure you don’t forget where you are, the GW logo is everywhere in Barcroft - the entry plaza, on the field behind home plate, in center field, the dugouts - and the Colonials are rightfully proud of their new home.

  69. Jim Perry Stadium - Home of the Campbell Camels

    The Camels' home, Jim Perry Stadium is a brand-new stadium located on the campus of Campbell and is named for its main benefactor, Jim Perry. Perry was the 1970 Cy Young Award winner and played in the major leagues for 17 years. Even with these achievements, his brother, Gaylord Perry, has become the more famous of the two. Jim, however, spent his collegiate days at Campbell. The stadium only seats 630 people, but that creates an intimate environment that will please any baseball lover. On the other hand, if you don’t like baseball, you won’t find much to do here.

  70. Goss Stadium at Coleman Field - Home of the Oregon State Beavers

    Goss Stadium at Coleman Field has been the home for OSU baseball since 1907, and has seen two national champion teams (2006 and 2007). The stadium seats 3,248 after renovations in 1999 and 2009. Watching a game, you can see the passion for Beavers baseball by the fans. OSU fans, students, and alumni do love their baseball. Goss Stadium is located directly on campus, giving a complete college feel.

  71. Blair Field - Home of the Long Beach State Dirtbags

    The Long Beach baseball program has been known by many names over the years. The names have ranged from the formal such as California State University Long Beach, Long Beach State, Cal State Long Beach; to the more informal that include "the Beach", 49ers, Shortstop U, and the LBC. Since 1989 however, no name has been more popular than simply … the "Dirtbags."

  72. Caesar Uyesaka Stadium - Home of the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos

    While baseball is often synonymous with beautiful spring and summer days, few venues can compete with the weather and surrounding natural settings of Caesar Uyesaka Stadium in Santa Barbara. With the city being located on an east to west strip of the coast, it has a rather comfortable Mediterranean climate. Being one of the few campuses located on the Pacific Ocean, the ballpark is exposed to cool ocean breezes and stunning views of the Santa Ynez Mountains beyond the outfield wall.

  73. Tomlinson Stadium-Kell Field - Home of the Arkansas State Red Wolves

    Tomlinson Stadium-Kell Field was opened in 1993 and is named for J.A. Ike Tomlinson who was a baseball coach and athletic director at the school from 1944 to 1976 and George and Skeeter Kell who both played for Arkansas State and went on to play in the Major Leagues.

  74. Wilson Field - Home of the Davidson Wildcats

    Davidson baseball has not experienced the same success as their hoops brethren, but they still put a competitive product on the field each season. The Wildcats call Wilson Field their home, and this on-campus facility recently celebrated 45 years of service. The ballpark, named for Davidson graduate and multi-sport star T. Henry Wilson, Jr., got its start in March 1967, though under a different name (Wildcat Park). Though Wilson Field's age is certainly evident if you look hard enough, it provides a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere in which to take in a game.

  75. Walter C. Latham Park - Home of the Elon Phoenix

    Elon's storied baseball history actually got its start at the beginning of the 20th century, facing off against Greensboro, North Carolina's Guilford College in the school's first-ever contest in any sport in 1900. Elon won a number of conference titles in the 1930s, and made numerous appearances in the NAIA World Series before finally moving on to NCAA Division I baseball. Elon's current baseball home opened as Newsome Field in 1978, and while the actual field retains this name, the facility has seen a number of improvements in 35-plus years, along with a new name, Walter C. Latham Park.

  76. J.I. Clements Stadium - Home of the Georgia Southern Eagles

    Clements Stadium played host to its first Eagles game on February 12, 2005. The park has a capacity of 3,000 and was named in honor of J.I. Clements, the Eagles coach from 1949-1968. The stadium itself does him honor in its simplistic beauty.

  77. Hammons Field - Home of the Missouri State Bears

    At first glance at one of the gates at Hammons Field, the relationship between the Springfield Cardinals (the Double-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals) and the Missouri State University Bears seems to be one of a symbiotic nature. Consider the following: The man who helped bring MLB-associated minor league baseball back to the area and the namesake of the stadium, John Q. Hammons, is an MSU alumnus. Both teams’ logos are shown in unity on the signs leading into the park.

  78. Melching Field at Conrad Park - Home of the Stetson Hatters

    In DeLand, Florida, the Stetson University Hatters are the only game in town. It’s a small school in a small town with a big time college baseball team.

  79. Cleveland S. Harley Baseball Park - Home of the USC Upstate Spartans

    The park opened in 2004, while the university’s program only joined college baseball’s highest level in 2008. Formerly known as USC-Spartanburg, this university has gained acclaim from many national publications for its academics. The athletic programs are starting to make their demands for attention, though, and the team that makes this facility their home is making a loud statement.

  80. Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park - Home of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons

    With the university now having the keys to the gates, the stadium is named for North Carolina Sports Hall of Famer and former Wake Forest student-athlete and athletic director Gene Hooks. Significant renovations, completed in 2011, helped to personalize the facility for the Demon Deacons. With a brand-new playing surface, seats, video board and much more, Gene Hooks Field presents an interesting mix of historic and modern influences. This blend makes for one of the Atlantic Coast Conference's preferred destinations.

  81. Brent Brown Ballpark - Home of the Utah Valley Wolverines

    The Utah Valley Wolverine baseball team made its debut at home on March 24, 2005, but it wasn’t until June 13, 2007 when the venue was officially named Brent Brown Ballpark. The stadium holds 2,500 seats and can accommodate an additional 2,500 spectators on the grassy berm along the third base line and in left field.

  82. Jackson Field - Home of the Northern Colorado Bears

    Jackson Field is a part of the UNC Jackson Field Sports Complex which also contains the women’s soccer field - Jackson Stadium. The field is named after Charles N. Jackson, a UNC trustee who helped purchase the land in 1927. It has been the site for Bears baseball since the late 1920s. In the fall of 2004, the venue got a new infield surface and improvements were made to the outfield.

  83. Steele Field at Jackie Robinson Stadium - Home of the UCLA Bruins

    Jackie Robinson is a name known throughout baseball, but before becoming famous with theDodgers, he was a four sport letter recipient at UCLA. Being the first to achieve this feat, it’s only appropriate that a UCLA facility be named for him. The baseball stadium opened in 1981 thanks to a private gift from Hoyt Pardee, a former classmate of Jackie Robinson. The new stadium would be UCLA’s sixth home field in its history and the famous Jackie Robinson statue was dedicated in 1985.

  84. Duane Banks Field - Home of the Iowa Hawkeyes

    Duane Banks Field, originally the Iowa baseball field, opened in 1974 when Duane Banks was the manager. The Hawkeyes went on to tie for the Big Ten Conference that season with an 11-4 conference record. Banks was a legendary coach for the Iowa Hawkeyes baseball team, taking over in 1970 and remaining head coach until the end of the 1997 season. Banks compiled an 810-575-4 record in his tenure at Iowa and led the Hawkeyes to their only College World Series appearance in 1972. In 2001, the Iowa baseball field was renamed Duane Banks Field.

  85. Marge Schott Stadium - Home of the Cincinnati Bearcats

    Opened in 2004, the name was then changed to Marge Schott Stadium in 2006 due to a generous gift to the Cincinnati athletic department from the Marge & Charles J. Schott Foundation, to whom the controversial Reds owner left most of her estate after her passing in 2004.

  86. Cicerone Field at Anteater Ballpark - Home of the UC-Irvine Anteaters

    The program was resurrected in 2002 when Cicerone Field at Anteater Ballpark opened its doors.  The field itself was named for the school’s Chancellor from 1998 through 2005, a period that brought Irvine’s baseball team back to prominence.

  87. CofC Baseball Stadium at Patriots Point - Home of the College of Charleston Cougars

    A charming ballpark in the shadow of the Ravenel Bridge connecting Charleston, SC with the Mount Pleasant area, CofC Baseball Stadium itself doesn’t really have to be anything special to impress. The 2,000-person capacity park couldn’t be in a more relaxing location. The park was built in 2001 across the Charleston harbor from the city of Charleston and the school’s main campus. In 2007 the park underwent a $3,000,000 renovation, resulting in its present-day state.

  88. Bob Turtle Smith Stadium - Home of the Maryland Terrapins

    Opened in 1965, Shipley Field holds 2,500 fans and puts together an interesting combination of synthetic turf in the infield and Bermuda grass in the outfield. While the stadium isn't the easiest to find and the seats don't do too much as far as comfort, Maryland Terps baseball winds up and fires a good experience for fans who are looking for some intimate, competitive baseball.

  89. Husky Ballpark - Home of the Washington Huskies

    Originally opened in 1998, the ballpark underwent major renovations from 2011 to 2014. The renovations included a 2,200 seat covered grandstand, press box and suites, and new team locker rooms. The stadium holds 3,200 people, and is one of the most impressive ballparks I have ever seen. With views of Mount Rainier and Husky Stadium beyond the fences, it truly is a sight to be seen.

  90. Patterson Field - Home of the Gonzaga Bulldogs

    Gonzaga baseball finally found a home on its native campus with Patterson Field, opening for the 2007 baseball season after the previous stadium had been torn down in 2003. The new stadium is located on the very southeastern tip of the Gonzaga campus.

  91. Klein Family Field - Home of the Pacific Tigers

    Bud Klein, the namesake of the Stanford Cardinal’s Klein Field at Sunken Diamond, is also a member the honored family in Stockton. His father, Sol Klein, began many Stockton youth leagues and the baseball club that would eventually be known as the Ports. Many members of the Klein family have been Tigers and their support continues with the donation of this beautiful new facility for the baseball program.

  92. Pete Beiden Field - Home of the Fresno State Bulldogs

    Pete Beiden won 600 games over the course 21 seasons coaching the Fresno State baseball team and, in 1972, Varsity Park was renamed in his honor.

  93. Latham Stadium - Home of the Furman Paladins

    A trip to the facility fifty-plus years after its opening yields what was likely much the same feel of those early years. Sure, there are modern trappings nearby; the school's baseball complex is steps from the entry gate, and when the renovations to the facility are complete, the park will be much more reminiscent of the 2010s than the 1950s. The ideal of baseball among a beautiful western South Carolina setting remains the same though, and no modernization will take that away from Latham Stadium.

  94. Ray E. Didier Field - Home of the Nicholls State Colonels

    Located about sixty miles southwest of New Orleans, fans of college baseball can swing by Thibodeaux, Louisiana and watch the Nicholls State Colonels play ball at Ray E. Didier Field. While the location may be slightly off the typically traveled path, fans of baseball have the opportunity to catch quality baseball at a great price and enjoy other aspects of Southern Louisiana.

  95. Petersen Sports Complex - Home of the Pittsburgh Panthers

    Opened in 2011, Charles L. Cost Field is the new home of the Pitt Panthers. The field is part of the Petersen Sports Complex that includes Pitt’s soccer and softball fields. Playing baseball in the Big East is a tough sell, especially with a major league team right in town. To find this nice of a college ballpark in the Appalachian Mountains is a pleasant surprise.

  96. Joe Etzel Field - Home of the Portland Pilots

    Joe Etzel Field, the home of the University of Portland Pilots is a small and relaxing stadium with a beautiful tree landscape sitting 390 feet from home plate. Currently the stadium only holds about 1,000 spectators. The field used to be known as Pilot Stadium. The field was renamed in 2004 in honor of a previous baseball coach and athletic director to the university.

  97. Malcolm U. Pitt Field - Home of the Richmond Spiders

    Malcolm ‘Mac’ Pitt was the head coach of the Richmond Spiders for 37 years and compiled 426 wins. A handful of his players went on to MLB careers, the most successful being Lew Burdette, who was the World Series MVP for the Milwaukee Braves in 1957. For Mr. Pitt’s service to the university, the current home of the Richmond Spiders is named after him and his retired number 1 is displayed on the front of the press box.

  98. Jay Bergman Field - Home of the UCF Knights

    A top-level college baseball program in Florida means you are among the top in the game, and that probably means a good baseball park to stay competitive. UCF has a wonderful college ballpark in Jay Bergman Field.

  99. George C. Page Stadium - Home of the Loyola Marymount Lions

    Just north of the Los Angeles International airport, sports fans can see baseballs fly out of George C. Page Stadium when the Loyola Marymount Lions play at home. The stadium was opened on March 19, 1983 after an initial construction cost of $250,000. George C. Page was largely responsible for securing funding for the stadium during his tenure as the head of the Incentive Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.

  100. Bill Davis Stadium - Home of the Ohio State Buckeyes

    Like a lot of the other sports at Ohio State University that aren’t football or basketball, Buckeye baseball is hidden in plain sight. Within the neighborhood of athletic facilities on the northwest corner of the Ohio State campus sits Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium, a well-equipped ballpark most minor league teams would envy.

  101. Schoonover Stadium - Home of the Kent State Golden Flashes

    In 2005, Kent State University opened a new facility for their baseball program. Officially named Olga A. Mural Field at Schoonover Stadium, the venue is modest with a capacity of only 500. What the ballpark lacks in glitz, it more than makes up for in history. Schoonover Stadium was built on the site of the previous home of the Golden Flashes, Gene Michael Field. But it’s more than just the location where you’ll feel the history, you’ll also see it on display on the outfield walls.

  102. Lee R Jackson Field - Home of the Akron Zips

    Lee R. Jackson Field is the home of Akron Zips baseball. The facility opened in 1967, although the field was moved to its present location in 1972. The school’s website lists the seating capacity at 1,500, but “seating” is a bit of a misnomer. There are currently two sets of bleachers on either side of home plate behind the backstop. They could probably fit 100 people total if folks scrunched together.

  103. Cougar Field - Home of the Houston Cougars

    Deep in the heart of southeast Texas you’ll find the University of Houston and Cougar Field, home to UH baseball. Located on campus, Cougar Field is a cozy venue that’s nice for college baseball and a family atmosphere.

  104. Cliff Hagan Stadium - Home of the Kentucky Wildcats

    Baseball has its charms at every level, and a University of Kentucky game at Cliff Hagan Stadium is no exception. A uniquely structured ballpark, this venue is tall and strictly behind home plate, rather than short and running down the baselines like many college parks. Renovations in the last decade have kept this 1969 structure in nice condition.

  105. Steller Field - Home of the Bowling Green Falcons

    Like many college baseball facilities, the home of the Bowling Green Falcons is named after a long-time and successful coach. In this case, Steller Field is named for Warren E. Steller who guided the Falcons for more than 30 seasons (1928-1959). The field hosted its first game in 1964, and it was officially dedicated as Warren E Steller Field the next season. The venue has a capacity for 1,100 fans, and is a basic, but comfortable place to watch Mid-American Conference baseball games.

  106. Reese Smith Jr. Field - Home of the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders

    It doesn’t take long to understand why Reese Smith Jr. Field is considered one of the better baseball complexes NCAA baseball has to offer. Built in 1979, Reese Smith Jr. Field has a seating capacity of 2,600 and is an excellent place to enjoy some college baseball.

  107. Bush Stadium at Averitt Express Baseball Complex - Home of the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles

    Baseball at Howell W. Bush Stadium isn’t flying as high as it could be for the Golden Eagles of Tennessee Tech. Renovated to its current state in 1997, Howell W. Bush Stadium at Averitt Baseball Complex serves as the cozy little home to Tennessee Tech baseball.

  108. Buccaneer Ballpark - Home of the Charleston Southern Buccaneers

    The 1,500-spectator stadium is tucked into the woods with trees beyond every fence and is home to the Charleston Southern Buccaneers baseball team. Playing in the Big South, the Bucs are a Division I baseball program in the baseball-rich state of South Carolina. Buccaneer Ballpark has recently undergone multiple renovations funded in part by the city of North Charleston, most recently having lights installed in 2013. Although small and hidden away at first glance, this ballpark offers a surprisingly fan-friendly experience.

  109. Soldier Field - Home of the Delaware State Hornets

    The Delaware State Hornets baseball teams are one of the strongest teams in the northern part of the MEAC. Their longtime home, Soldier Field, has been open since 1958. Recent renovations have seen work performed on the field, as well as the addition of a 20-foot tall left field “monster” wall in 2009.

  110. University Park Stadium - Home of the Florida International Panthers

    After the stadium opened in 1996, it went nine seasons before it got renovated into what it looks like today. As of right now, there are no plans on changing it again any time soon. Baseball is one of the biggest sports in Miami, and the FIU fans are involved in the team based on the type of success they have had over the years. There isn’t anything that makes the stadium stick out as in being unique. Overall, I would put it as being a fine stadium to hold a Division I baseball team, but extras would help make it even better.

  111. Dobbins Baseball Complex - Home of the UC Davis Aggies

    Dobbins Baseball Complex opened in 1986 as Community Stadium after being “built almost completely with volunteer time, materials and funds” according to the 2013 media guide. In 2002, Dobbins was upgraded with permanent restrooms and concession stands as well as a press box. These additions could help to make Davis a legitimate host for the NCAA regionals.

  112. Shirley Povich Field - Home of the Georgetown Hoyas

    While Georgetown University is located in Washington, D.C., the Hoyas play their home games in Bethesda, Maryland, about 11 miles away. Shirley Povich Field is located in Cabin John Regional Park, having opened in 1999 and serving as home to GU since 2000. The stadium holds 1,500 spectators and is also home to the Bethesda Big Train, a collegiate summer league team.

  113. Terwilliger Brothers Field at Max Bishop Stadium - Home of the Navy Midshipmen

    The stadium has been around since 1962, although Navy baseball has been played on the same spot with other fields for years before then, and is named after longtime coach Max Bishop. Bishop served as coach from 1937 to 1961 and earned over 300 wins coaching the Midshipmen. Bishop was also a former Major League player, nicknamed “Eagle Eye,” who, while with the Philadelphia Athletics helped his team to three World Series, winning two of them in 1929 and 1930.

  114. McLane Baseball Stadium at Kobs Field - Home of the Michigan State Spartans

    The official name of the venue is McLane Stadium at Kobs Field. Drayton and Elizabeth McLane donated $4 million to allow the university to construct the current seating, and the stadium was ready for the 2009 season. The Spartans opened it up in style as pitcher Nolan Moody hurled a no-hitter in the opening game against Northwestern.

  115. Jackie Robinson Ballpark - Home of the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats

    This ballpark is the place where Jackie Robinson made his professional baseball debut for the Dodgers organization. Having an HBC power like the Wildcats as the home team in a place that doubles as a tribute to Robinson should be a recipe for success.

  116. Dozer Park - Home of the Bradley Braves

    The Bradley Braves baseball team shares Dozer Park with the St. Louis Cardinals Class A affiliate, the Peoria Chiefs. The stadium opened in May 2002, and Bradley’s first game in the facility was on March 26, 2003. Originally known as O’Brien Field, Caterpillar purchased naming rights in 2013. The current name refers to Caterpillar’s bulldozers.

  117. Rudy Abbott Field - Home of the Jacksonville State Gamecocks

    Rudy Abbott Field has served as the home field for the Gamecocks since 1995. It has dimensions of 300 feet in left field, 400 feet to dead center and 335 feet to right field. It seats 1,500 people.

  118. Vincent-Beck Stadium - Home of the Lamar Cardinals

    Where Texas and Louisiana meet at the Gulf Coast, you'll find the oil-town city of Beaumont and the pride of Southeast Texas, Lamar University. Nicknamed the Golden Triangle, the area is known for high school football talent, but Cardinal baseball has built a reputation as a perennial Southland Conference front runner and is no stranger to NCAA Regionals with 13 appearances since 1976. The Cardinals call on-campus Vincent-Beck Stadium home and have since 1969.

  119. Durham Athletic Park - Home of the North Carolina Central Eagles

    If this park looks familiar to you, then you probably remember it from the movie Bull Durham. The DAP was the main setting for the movie and was the home of the real Durham Bulls until 1994. In 2007, NCCU expanded its athletic programs and included baseball. The DAP was a logical home field for the Eagles, who have played there ever since.

  120. World War Memorial Stadium - Home of the North Carolina A&T Aggies

    World War Memorial Stadium is the oldest athletic facility still in operation in the Tar Heel State, and it is, unfortunately, really showing its age. The park is owned by the city's sports commission and rented to North Carolina A&T and Greensboro College, and it has, of late, somewhat fallen into a state of disrepair.

  121. Brooks Field - Home of the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks

    Brooks Field brings along an interesting story. Home to the UNCW Seahawks since its opening in 1989, it has also hosted two separate minor-league baseball teams. Two teams tried their hand at placing a team in North Carolina’s port city, yet both were forced to fold shortly after their arrival due to the lack of a stadium. The Seahawks are the constant in all of this and they continue working on their goal to reach Omaha. While their stadium is fine for the previous standards, but to reach the level of a consistent contender, the overall stadium experience falls just a bit short.

  122. Bob Wren Stadium - Home of the Ohio Bobcats

    Named in honor of Bob Wren, a longtime coach of the program (1949-1975) who took the Bobcats to the College World Series in 1970, Bob Wren Stadium opened in 1998. Wren Stadium gives the baseball team a solid facility amongst the picturesque campus, near the banks of the Hocking River along with the school’s other athletic venues.

  123. Siena Field - Home of the Siena Saints

    Nestled right on the beautiful Siena College campus in Loudonville, New York, the field has a seating capacity of just 500, but it could hold many more with practically endless standing room. The natural grass field measures 330 and 310 feet down the left and right field lines, and 400 to center. Siena’s baseball team has been playing here since the program’s inception in the 1950’s.

  124. Riddle-Pace Field - Home of the Troy Trojans

    Riddle-Pace Field on the campus of Troy University is a smaller stadium in the world of college baseball, but that doesn't mean much, as the stadium is quite nice. Riddle-Pace Field underwent a drastic renovation (the entire previous seating and press box structure was demolished and replaced) prior to the 2003 season, and has had other improvements made to the facility in the last few years as well, making it one of the finest in the Sun Belt Conference.

  125. Clay Gould Ballpark - Home of the UT-Arlington Mavericks

    The UTA Mavericks make their baseball home at Clay Gould Ballpark, just minutes away from The Ballpark in Arlington, where the Texas Rangers play their home games.

  126. Nischwitz Stadium - Home of the Wright State Raiders

    Wright State’s Raider baseball teams call Nischwitz Stadium home. It’s a cozy facility on the edge of the school’s athletic campus and has been home to strong success in recent years in the Horizon League.

  127. Hayden Field - Home of the Xavier Musketeers

    Baseball has been played in this location in Cincinnati’s Evanston neighborhood for well over 90 years. Clearly, baseball history in Cincinnati runs much deeper than just the Reds and Great American Ball Park. Xavier baseball offers the Cincinnati sports fan something a bit different than their major league neighbors, or even their crosstown rivals, the Cincinnati Bearcats and Marge Schott Stadium.

  128. Presley Askew Field - Home of the New Mexico State Aggies

    Presley Askew was the NMSU baseball and basketball head coach from 1953-65, leading the basketball team to a title or share of the title in the Border Conference three times, as well as two NCAA tournament appearances. The stadium seats 750 Aggie fans. Askew Field has seen several upgrades in recent years, including renovated dugouts, a new scoreboard, and mesh netting instead of chain link behind home plate to provide fans with a better view.

  129. Husky Field - Home of the Houston Baptist Huskies

    Houston Baptist University was founded in 1960 and the Huskies currently call Husky Field, with a capacity of only 500, home to their baseball team. However don’t let the capacity of only 500 fans fool you. The atmosphere at Husky Field is just what any collegiate baseball fan could ask for.

  130. Smith's Ballpark - Home of the Utah Utes

    The Pac-12’s newest baseball program also boasts the conference’s largest baseball venue—though it isn’t the primary tenant. The Utah Utes play at Spring Mobile Ballpark, also home to the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees. Though it’s probably unfair to compare the gameday experiences of these two clubs, certain elements make it just about unavoidable.

  131. Joe Nathan Field - Home of the Stony Brook Seawolves

    Stony Brook Baseball plays its games at Joe Nathan Field, which is dedicated to current MLB player and the most prominent baseball figure in the program’s history after a large donation by Nathan to upgrade the facilities. The renovations were completed prior to the 2011 season. The current configuration of the field seats 1,000 and has a full FieldTurf playing area.

  132. Coaches Stadium at Monier Field - Home of the Eastern Illinois Panthers

    The facility formerly known as Monier Field underwent a renovation in 2002 and reopened as Coaches Stadium at Monier Field. The Eastern Illinois Panthers baseball team has played on this site since it began competing in NCAA Division I in 1982. The stadium features 14 brick pillars, each honoring a previous Panthers head coach.

  133. GSU Baseball Complex - Home of the Georgia State Panthers

    The GSU Baseball Complex has been home to the Georgia State Panthers since 1986. The baseball stadium is one of the smaller stadiums in Division I, as it only holds 1,092 fans. And unlike most college baseball stadiums, the GSU Baseball Complex is not located on campus. In fact, it is located in Decatur, which is 15 minutes away from the campus in downtown Atlanta.

  134. George S. Erath Field at Coy O. Williard Baseball Stadium - Home of the High Point Panthers

    High Point University has spent fewer than two decades at the Division I level, but has already placed a player in Major League Baseball (reliever Cody Allen) and hosted the Big South Conference baseball tournament. The Panthers' home, Williard Baseball Stadium, is part of a vibrant athletic complex that continues to enjoy significant growth. If you want to catch a North Carolina program on the rise in a comfortable setting, High Point may just be your place.

  135. John Sessions Stadium - Home of the Jacksonville Dolphins

    Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida, is a very small school with a beautiful campus. Huge oak trees give most of the campus a shady drive or walk to any place on campus. It also sits up against the St. John’s River, so you have a waterfront side to the campus as well.

  136. Fred Stillwell Stadium - Home of the Kennesaw State Owls

    Stillwell Stadium is the home for Kennesaw State baseball, and it was built in 1984. The stadium is named after Fred Stillwell, who is a longtime friend and supporter of the university.

  137. William Peccole Park - Home of the Nevada Wolf Pack

    During the early and mid-1980s the University of Nevada's baseball team's future was in serious jeopardy. Support for the team at their off-campus home dwindled and the program was nearly discontinued. In 1988, Peccole Park opened on UNR's campus. After a few expansions the ballpark boasts a capacity of 3,000, permanent restrooms and concession stands, training rooms, and a paved parking lot.

  138. Rocky and Berenice Miller Park - Home of the Northwestern Wildcats

    With a capacity of just 600, you may expect to see an uncomfortable set of bleachers. Instead, you find faded purple plastic seats throughout with pretty good leg room, but no cup holders. In short, this is a cozy place to see a game when you’re on the north side of Chicago.

  139. Don Sanders Stadium - Home of the Sam Houston State Bearkats

    Located about 70 miles north of Houston, the city of Huntsville is home to Sam Houston State University and Don Sanders Stadium. Bearkat baseball has called the stadium home since 2006. The facility is fairly new and offers a cozy atmosphere for college baseball. Visiting fans will generally enjoy their overall experience with very affordable prices and great match-ups against Southland Conference opponents.

  140. Stephen Schott Stadium - Home of the Santa Clara Broncos

    The Santa Clara University Broncos have played at Stephen Schott Stadium since it opened in 2005 at a construction cost of $8.6 million. $4 million of the total was donated by former SCU baseball player and Oakland Athletics owner Stephen Schott.

  141. John B. Schuerholz Park - Home of the Towson Tigers

    You might recognize John Schuerholz as a pretty accomplished fellow; he is a 1962 Towson alumnus and a former member of the baseball program, who currently serves as the team president of the Atlanta Braves. Schuerholz also provided a large donation to the university to help build the facility, as well as leading the efforts to raise the money to do so.

  142. Edward A. LeLacheur Park - Home of the UMass Lowell River Hawks

    Located on the banks of the Merrimack River, LeLacheur Park serves as home to both the UMass Lowell River Hawks and the Lowell Spinners, class A short season affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. While LeLacheur Park has hosted the River Hawks for several years now, it can claim the title of NCAA Division I’s newest stadium, as UMass Lowell moved up to college baseball’s highest level of competition in 2014.

  143. Yale Field - Home of the Yale Bulldogs

    College baseball does not have much of a storied history in the Northeast. However, there is one notable exception and it comes from a university that is both storied and historic. At Yale, they have played on the same field since 1885 and a ballpark was built around that field in 1927. Many famous names have played at Yale Field and though Yale Field was renovated with new seating in 1993, much of the same character has been retained in the old ballpark.

  144. Theunissen Stadium - Home of the Central Michigan Chippewas

    Theunissen (pronounced ten-uh-son) Stadium has been the home of Central Michigan Chippewas baseball since 2002. The Chippewas have been relatively successful over the years with 13 appearances in the NCAA Tournament, most recently in 1995. However, the team has yet to appear in the College World Series. It’s a very comfortable and straight forward game day presentation when you’re at a CMU baseball game. As long as the weather cooperates, you can expect to have a beautiful day at the ballpark.

  145. Oestrike Stadium - Home of the Eastern Michigan Eagles

    For more than 40 years, the Eastern Michigan Eagles have played their home baseball games at Oestrike Stadium. Like many collegiate venues, the stadium was named for a former coach, Ron Oestrike, who led the team from 1965-1987.

  146. Winthrop Ballpark - Home of the Winthrop Eagles

    The historic facilities in Rock Hill, Legion Park and Municipal Stadium, are no more, having been replaced by Winthrop Ballpark. This on-campus facility seats just shy of 2,000 (1,989 is the official capacity) and is one of the cornerstones of Winthrop's athletics complex.

  147. Jack Coombs Field - Home of the Duke Blue Devils

    Located just west of the famous Cameron Indoor Stadium, Jack Coombs Field has been home to Duke baseball since 1931. The field is named after coach Jack Coombs who was one of the most decorated baseball coaches in the school’s history. The program got a huge upgrade in 2011 when the field was resurfaced with AstroTurf and a new indoor facility was added. Despite all the field renovations, however, the stadium itself has not seen the same improvement.

  148. L. Dale Mitchell Park - Home of the Oklahoma Sooners

    The L. Dale Mitchell Baseball Park has been home to the University of Oklahoma Sooners baseball team since February 27, 1982. Named for Dale Mitchell, who holds the Sooners career and single-season batting titles, the park has a capacity of 3,180 and was constructed at an initial cost of $1.27 million. The park has undergone significant renovations over the last decade and is located directly next to the Lloyd Noble Center, the University of Oklahoma’s basketball arena.

  149. Falcon Field - Home of the Air Force Falcons

    The stadium seats 1,000 and consists of metal benches without backs along the first base and third base lines; the seating ends at the bases. There is no seating behind home plate as that houses a concrete structure holding officials like the PA and scorekeeper. Most seating is behind a black chain linked fence. The third base side has about 20 feet of seating not behind the fence so if you’re one who finds nets and fences inhibit your viewing of a ballgame, sit there.

  150. Gary Hogan Field - Home of the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans

    Upon asking about the history of Gary Hogan Field, Hogan himself leads you to a large photo. It is a picture of the stadium that would become his namesake, taken on the July day in 1985 when he began his 11-season tenure as the head coach of the University of Arkansas-Little Rock baseball team. It rests on one of the walls of the venue’s Legends Room as a reminder of the team’s humble -- and dusty -- roots. Back then, the field had no infield grass and looked no better than a sandlot encased by rickety chain-link fencing. In 2004, the school received an offer for its biggest donation to date for $1.6 million -- provided that Curran Conway Field got a name change. “Does it feel strange to see my name out there?” Hogan said of looking out to see the scoreboard with his name on it. “Yes... Always strange.”

  151. Ball Diamond - Home of the Ball State Cardinals

    Ball Diamond is a quaint and cozy little ballpark that is situated on the outskirts of the Ball State University campus. Built in 1971, the 1,700-seat stadium has been recently renovated for the baseball team. The facility sits adjacent to the softball field and across the street from Scheumann Stadium. The facility provides a simple and relaxing day of college baseball.

  152. E. S. Rose Park - Home of the Belmont Bruins

    Nestled in the northeastern corner of South Nashville’s Edgehill neighborhood and inside the shadows of famed Music Row and downtown’s skyline, E.S. Rose Park and Sports Complex is an off-campus facility that offers a beautiful venue to take in a college baseball game. Sitting behind home plate, Nashville’s growing and thriving areas of downtown provide the outfield with a beautiful backdrop.

  153. Murray Stadium - Home of the Brown Bears

    Originally built in 1959, Murray Stadium was re-dedicated in 2007 after a generous donation from Suzanne and Terrance Murray. Renovations to the field included a new press box, bleachers, dugouts, batting cages, and bullpens, as well as a new infield and landscaping around the ball field. In addition, new batting cages were built in 2013.

  154. Turkey Hughes Field - Home of the Eastern Kentucky Colonels

    The venue was named for Charles T. "Turkey" Hughes, who was quite a renaissance man in EKU athletics history. During his 43 years on the Richmond campus, he was the head coach of five sports, including baseball, and even helped form the Ohio Valley Conference in 1948. His name graces this 1960s venue due to these numerous contributions to Colonel athletics.

  155. Robert Braddy Field - Home of the Jackson State Tigers

    While the ballpark, named after the former Jackson State athletic director, does not have the thrills that nearby Trustmark Park or the stadiums of the big three in Mississippi have, fans going to Jackson State can still have a quality experience for a fair price when taking in Tiger baseball in the 800 person capacity complex built in 2006.

  156. Henry Aaron Field - Home of the Milwaukee Panthers

    The only seating is found in metal bleachers behind home plate. Otherwise, bring your own chair or be ready to stand somewhere. It will resemble most high school fields you will ever see, and there likely are many high school fields that are more impressive than Henry Aaron Field.

  157. Harmon Stadium - Home of the North Florida Ospreys

    In Jacksonville, Florida, there are two Division I college baseball programs to choose from. If you’re a college baseball fan living in the “River City” you can watch a game at Jacksonville University or the University of North Florida.

  158. Medlar Field at Lubrano Park - Home of the Penn State Nittany Lions

    Penn State baseball is the oldest varsity sport at the University, dating back to 1875. In fact, the school nickname came from a player on the team. Harrison Mason declared the local “Nittany Lion” more ferocious than a tiger during a game against Princeton in 1904. The story soon spread around campus and the Nittany Lion was adopted as the Penn State mascot.

  159. Allie P. Reynolds Stadium - Home of the Oklahoma State Cowboys

    The stadium is named for Allie Reynolds, a six-time World Series Champion pitcher for the New York Yankees and a former Oklahoma State Cowboy. Along with fellow Yankee great and Oklahoma native Mickey Mantle, Reynolds dedicated the ballpark in 1981.

  160. Bob Warn Field - Home of the Indiana State Sycamores

    Bob Warn Field at Sycamore Stadium debuted in 1978, but was renovated and transformed in 2009 to a more luxurious facility. The home stadium for the Indiana State University baseball team has never looked better and with a capacity of 1,000 seats it is a much larger venue that has also attracted the Terre Haute Rex of the Prospect League during the summer months.

  161. Santa Ana Star Field - Home of the New Mexico Lobos

    Lobo Field is evolving. Home to the University of New Mexico baseball team in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this venue re-opened in 2013 after the first part of a major, multi-million dollar renovation. There was quite a gap in occupancy as the Lobos played their home games across the street at theAlbuquerque Isotopes AAA stadium for nine seasons. The Lobos may be back home, but their home isn’t complete. Lobo Field still has some growing to do.

  162. Varsity Field - Home of the Albany Great Danes

    UAlbany baseball first played in Division I in 2000, winning their first-ever Division I contest at Varsity Field. There is no official listed capacity for the field, but there is plenty of standing room if for some reason the bleachers are completely filled. While not much more than some bleachers, Varsity Field is a fine venue to catch some Division I baseball if you don’t hold too high of expectations heading in.

  163. Woerner Field at Time Warner Cable Stadium - Home of the Dayton Flyers

    Just south of downtown Dayton, Ohio and located just across the Great Miami River from the University of Dayton campus, Woerner Field at Time Warner Cable Stadium serves as the home of Dayton Flyers baseball. Opened in 2004 but finished in 2005, the ballpark has given Dayton Flyer baseball a strong tool for recruiting and a modern, comfortable home for baseball fans. This is a simple baseball presentation that hosts a competitive program in the Atlantic 10 conference.

  164. Ralph McKinzie Field - Home of the Northern Illinois Huskies

    In 1993, Northern Illinois dedicated their baseball field to McKinzie, three years after his death at age 96. It is a simple structure, with 15 rows of metal bleachers behind home plate. Cedar trees are visible past the outfield wall, and Huskie Stadium rises past the left field foul pole. It’s a simple, straight-forward game day presentation, enjoyable for those fans who enjoy the simplicity of the pastoral game.

  165. Roy E Lee Field at Simmons Baseball Complex - Home of the SIU-Edwardsville Cougars

    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has played baseball at their current stadium site since 1972. Renovations were made to the facility in 2004, 2005 and 2010. With the 2005 renovations, the field was transformed into a stadium.

  166. PC Baseball Complex - Home of the Presbyterian Blue Hose

    The historic Presbyterian campus features all of its athletic facilities in the same general vicinity at the rear of the grounds. The PC Baseball Complex is part of the group of facilities, and it is, much like the rest of its fellow buildings, unassuming, though it effectively serves its purpose.

  167. Dante Benedetti Diamond at Max Ulrich Field - Home of the San Francisco Dons

    Though University of San Francisco is better known for its basketball and soccer programs, the Dons baseball program is formidable. The USF baseball diamond is tucked away at the corner of Golden Gate and Masonic Avenues near the geographical center of the city. Here, you'll find a quirky ballpark squeezed between rows of houses, apartments and university buildings. Because of the tight fit, the game day experience is quite intimate and enjoyable if not expansive.

  168. Hardt Field - Home of the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners

    The CSU Bakersfield program is an excellent example of building from the ground up. It started back in 2006 when after significant Division II success; the program began the transition to Division I. The goal was to begin play at the top level during the 2009 collegiate baseball season. Playing in a more significant Division required a more significant facility. In August of 2008, construction of the Roadrunner Baseball Complex would begin. The venue would be named Hardt Field, named after Tom and Barbara Hardt, who gave a generous $1 million of general contracting work to build the facility.

  169. Riverside Sports Complex - Home of the UC-Riverside Highlanders

    The UCR Highlanders play at the Riverside Sports Complex, one of the few stadiums in Division I that does not have a corporate name or named for a donor. While the stadium may seem a bit behind Division I standards, “The Plex” has hosted the Division II College World Series in the past.

  170. Roadrunner Field - Home of the UTSA Roadrunners

    Roadrunner baseball is due for an enhanced facility and improved atmosphere. Nicknamed "The Bird Bath", Roadrunner Field has served as home field for UTSA baseball since 1992. Undoubtedly, a strength of the facility is the well-kept natural grass field featuring Bermuda/rye grass mix.

  171. The Diamond - Home of the VCU Rams

    The Diamond has been home to the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams baseball team since 1985. The Rams share the stadium with the Richmond Flying Squirrels, the AA affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.

  172. Commander John Shea Field - Home of the Boston College Eagles

    Shea Field is located on the edge of the Chestnut Hill reservoir, and offers views of the Boston skyline from certain vantage points around the ballpark. During football season, the baseball field serves as home to many tailgaters prior to Eagle football games. During baseball season fans utilize the top level of the Alumni Stadium parking garage as a location for their own tailgate parties.

  173. Braun Stadium - Home of the Evansville Purple Aces

    Built in 2002, Charles H. Braun Stadium is a brand new and shiny baseball only ballpark that serves as the home to the University of Evansville men’s baseball team. To the immediate south of the facility lies a smaller replica version of the ballpark known as James & Dorothy Cooper Stadium which serves as the home to the University of Evansville women’s softball team. Both facilities are located in the northwest corner on the University of Evansville campus and are within walking distance of all UE facilities.

  174. FAU Baseball Stadium - Home of the Florida Atlantic Owls

    When you arrive at FAU Baseball Stadium at the campus of Florida Atlantic, you would expect it to be a nice venue, considering the area that the on campus stadium resides in, Boca Raton, is a rather wealthy one. However, that is not at all the case. The stadium is in dire need of an upgrade, along with more student support of the team.

  175. Ken Dugan Field at Stephen Lee Marsh Stadium - Home of the Lipscomb Bisons

    Lipscomb University is a private college that is more known for their basketball program than their baseball. Night baseball has only been going on at Lipscomb for less than a decade, so baseball is not necessarily on the top of the priority list. Even though there’s not much glitz and glamour at Ken Dugan Field, you can still have a great time out at the ballpark if you’re in the area.

  176. E.T. Straw Family Stadium - Home of the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers

    The Mountaineers, as the teams are nicknamed, also sponsor a baseball team that plays at E.T. Straw Family Stadium, located just across the street from Knott Arena, the Mountaineers' basketball arena. While the stadium hardly has a bad seat and all fans can attend the games for free, there is hardly enough substance to keep fans entertained throughout. This baseball stadium which is easy to get to is also unfortunately easy to leave.

  177. Parsons Field - Home of the Northeastern Huskies

    Originally a public playground called the Kent Street Field, the lot was purchased by Northeastern in 1930 from the YMCA’s Huntington Prep School. The university dedicated the field after former athlete, coach, and athletic director Edward S. Parsons in 1969, and renamed the baseball diamond the Friedman Diamond in 1988. It is rumored that Babe Ruth often played catch on this site during his time with the Red Sox.

  178. J.L. Johnson Stadium - Home of the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles

    J.L. Johnson Stadium is the home of the Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Golden Eagles are members of the Southland Conference. The park was opened on March 6, 1978 and has a seating capacity of 2,418 spectators. In 2008, a 20,000 square foot facility was added which includes offices for coaches, workout facilities for players and the Grand Slam Room which is an air-conditioned room where members can watch ORU games.

  179. Lee-Hines Field - Home of the Southern Jaguars

    If grabbing a baseball game at a moment’s notice on the weekend is on the agenda, a trip to Lee-Hines Field can make for an easy and affordable way to scratch your college baseball itch.

  180. Alfred D. Boyer Stadium - Home of the Western Illinois Fighting Leathernecks

    Opened in 2006, Alfred D. Boyer Stadium is the minimal, yet functional home of the Western Illinois Fighting Leathernecks baseball team. The stadium’s namesake is a 1972 graduate of WIU, and donated $150,000 toward the facility’s construction.

  181. Curtis Granderson Stadium - Home of the UIC Flames

    On February 6, 2013, the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames announced that they were retiring the number 28 in honor of former standout and Major Leaguer Curtis Granderson. During the retirement ceremony, Granderson also announced that he would make a significant donation to build a new baseball stadium for his alma mater. In all, Granderson pledged $5 million. The groundbreaking occurred in September 2013, but the venue was not yet complete for the opening of the 2014 season. Our visit occurred in April, 2014, about two weeks before the planned official dedication. It will be interesting to visit in 2015 and season the finished product in action.

  182. Bulldog Park - Home of the Butler Bulldogs

    Bulldog Park serves as the home to the Butler University baseball team. It is adjacent to the track and field stadium, down the hill from the Butler Bowl, and a few yards down the hill from Hinkle Fieldhouse where the basketball team plays. Originally a multipurpose field, it was converted to a baseball diamond in the 1990s with upgrades to seating, press box and the addition of a clubhouse and batting cages. Bulldog Park is a very small venue with just 500 seats, but you are as close to baseball as you will ever be.

  183. Matador Field - Home of the Cal State Northridge Matadors

    If fans are not from the area, they may remember Northridge as the epicenter of a devastating earthquake in 1994. Years have passed and today Northridge has as beautiful a campus as any Southern California school. Found on campus is Matador Field, which was built in 1961 and has since had six major renovations, most recent of which was a new backstop in 2008. The program now has over 800 wins under its belt and while Matador Field lacks a number of bells and whistles, it is one of the most aesthetically pleasing fields in Southern California.

  184. Spuhler Field - Home of the George Mason Patriots

    Raymond H. ‘Hap’ Spuhler was the first head coach for the George Mason University baseball program, and in 1986 was honored by having the Patriots’ new home field named after him. Hap led the program for 12 years, winning over 65% of his games and leading his squad to the 1976 NAIA World Series.

  185. O'Donnell Field - Home of the Harvard Crimson

    Standing in the shadows of Harvard Stadium, Joseph J. O’Donnell Field is part of the larger Soldier Field athletic complex, which houses the majority of venues for Harvard’s NCAA-leading 41 varsity teams. Formerly known as Soldier’s Field, O’Donnell Field has been the home of Harvard baseball since 1898.

  186. University Field - Home of the Hofstra Pride

    Hofstra plays its baseball at University Field which has recently undergone some renovations and is located north of Fulton Street near the Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex main entrance. Hofstra's most well-known baseball alumnus is former New York Mets, Montreal Expos and Baltimore Orioles player Ken Singleton.

  187. Bill Aker Baseball Complex at Friendship Field - Home of the Northern Kentucky Norse

    A few miles south of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio is Bill Aker Baseball Complex at Friendship Field on the campus of Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Kentucky. The field is located on campus and is built into a hill that creates a natural grass berm for fans in the outfield. It is currently undergoing renovations that will be completed in two phases.

  188. Tankersley Field - Home of the Prairie View A&M Panthers

    Prairie View A&M was established in 1876 and currently has an enrollment of around 8,500 students. The historically black school is a member of the SWAC and lately has been known for having one of the better baseball teams in the conference.

  189. John Smith Field - Home of the Sacramento State Hornets

    The Sacramento State Hornets baseball team plays at John Smith Field, an on-campus facility in California's capital city. It was dedicated to the former manager in 2010 after 32 years at the helm of the Hornets program.

  190. Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park - Home of the The Citadel Bulldogs

    The Citadel Bulldogs baseball team plays its home games at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park and has since the stadium first opened in 1997. The Citadel has a lifetime lease with the stadium, because it was built on property originally owned by the university. Before the opening of “The Joe,” the Bulldogs had played on a stadium on their campus, which is just a couple blocks north.

  191. Alumni Field - Home of the UMBC Retrievers

    Previously known as Alumni Field, the Baseball Factory Field has undergone large renovations to the lighting system, playing surface, bleachers and dugouts since 2004. Still, the experience at the Baseball Factory Field is largely lacking.

  192. Louis Guisto Field - Home of the Saint Mary's Gaels

    The new Louis Guisto Field is a facility under transition and part of the greater Athletics and Recreation Corridor which will include a gym, swimming pool, locker rooms and additional seating at the baseball stadium.

  193. Hawley Field - Home of the West Virginia Mountaineers

    Hawley Field was built in 1971, and you can definitely tell that it is more than four decades old. Home to the West Virginia Mountaineers baseball team, the field has served its purpose; but as the team is about to move to the Big 12, it may be time for an upgrade. Luckily for the team, the administration is trying hard to move forward with improvements in some way.

  194. Meiklejohn Stadium - Home of the Penn Quakers

    What makes Meiklejohn Stadium most interesting is the setting. Located between a large campus power plant, officially known as the Module 7 Utility Building, a railroad track and the Schulykill Expressway (I-76), this field is more jammed into what should be an unwelcoming environment than any field we have ever seen. But strangely enough, you are surely to enjoy your time here watching Ivy League baseball.

  195. Erv Huether Field - Home of the South Dakota State Jackrabbits

    For the South Dakota State baseball team, Erv Huether Field has not felt like home for the Jackrabbits since its construction in 2008. But that has changed with the addition of new seating for the state’s only Division I college baseball team.

  196. Jaycees Field - Home of the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks

    The home of SFA Lumberjack baseball is situated in the middle of a heavily wooded area and is part of the Nacogdoches City Baseball Complex. The partnership between the city and SFA provides not only a home to SFA baseball and softball but also several fields for youth and adult baseball/softball. The complex was originally dedicated in 1980, however, a recent facelift in 2009 allowed for the upgrade of Jaycees Field and for SFA baseball to begin play. The atmosphere isn’t one of the elite, but traveling fans will enjoy the condensed seating area that bring fans together and unifies the crowd noise.

  197. Ballpark at Boys Town - Home of the Nebraska Omaha Mavericks

    Ballpark at Boys Town plays home to the Omaha Nebraska Mavericks baseball team. The Mavericks are completing their second season in the Summit League after being an NCAA Division-I Independent team in 2012. In its inaugural season in the Summit League in 2013, the Mavericks won the division with a 20-6 conference record. The Mavericks most famous baseball alumnus is Bruce Benedict, a two-time all-star catcher who played for the Atlanta Braves from 1978-1989.

  198. Cougar Stadium - Home of the Chicago State Cougars

    In 2013, the Chicago State Cougars began play in their new home. Although the stadium is yet to gain an official moniker (it is simply called “new baseball stadium” for the time being or “Cougar Stadium”), there is no doubt that the Athletic Department at CSU is trying to position themselves for bigger and better things. The new ballpark cost $2.5 million to construct. The ballpark marked the return of the baseball team to campus for the first time since 2004. Chicago State began competition in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) is 2014, and the school hopes that the new facility will set the tone for great things to come.

  199. Hank DeVincent Field - Home of the La Salle Explorers

    The La Salle Explorers have been in the A-10 since 1995, but their baseball program precedes that by decades, as the namesake of the 1978 stadium (situated next to the school's basketball arena) and only one of two retired numbers for the baseball team, Hank DeVincent, graduated in 1956.

  200. Bill Beck Field - Home of the Rhode Island Rams

    Baseball has been played on the site of Bill Beck Field since the founding of the University of Rhode Island in 1892. Dedicated for URI’s longtime football and baseball coach, Bill Beck Field has undergone over $1 million in renovations to the field, dugouts, bleachers, press box, bullpens, batting cages, and scoreboard. A new artificial FieldTurf surface was put in, identical to the turf used by several major league teams. This new field allows URI to spend more time on their field than most teams in the area.

  201. Jack Kaiser Stadium - Home of the St. John's Red Storm

    St. John's home field is relatively new, as it was built in 2000 and originally known as The Ballpark at St. John’s. The school honored former athlete, coach and longtime AD, Jack Kaiser, with a renaming ceremony in 2007. The all-bleacher facility seats 3,500, which is unusually large for the region. Despite the size and young age, the word “stadium” should be used loosely, as there are several aspects missing from a standard ballpark.

  202. Scott Park Field - Home of the Toledo Rockets

    Located on Scott Park campus, and named for Jesup W. Scott who donated the land in 1872, the Rockets have played here since 1992. Like many small college baseball programs, there is little to capture your attention or imagination other than the game itself.

  203. OU Baseball Field - Home of the Oakland Golden Grizzlies

    We have used the phrase “no frills” to describe some of our venues in the past, but this one may take that to a whole new level of bare bones. Despite some of the expected amenities, the experience of sitting hillside on a cool spring day watching baseball is still enjoyable. As “stadiums” go, it doesn’t really qualify as such, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a worthwhile and affordable experience to be had.

  204. San Jose Municipal Stadium - Home of the San Jose State Spartans

    Being the home field for the San Jose Giants, it certainly is Giants focused; the Spartans play second fiddle at Muni. There is not one piece Spartan acknowledgement on the grounds, making for an odd college baseball atmosphere. What makes college baseball great is the atmosphere and the history, it seems San Jose State plays in a yard too big, with no historical context for themselves.

  205. John W. Smithson Field - Home of the St. Joseph's Hawks

    Since 1958, St. Joseph’s University has played their home baseball games off campus, even as far asCambpell's Field in Camden, NJ. But with the 2008 addition of the Maguire Campus, St. Joseph has been able to add new athletic facilities, as well as academic buildings. John W. Smithson Field now serves as the home of the baseball program after opening in 2012.

  206. MacGregor Park - Home of the Texas Southern Tigers

    Founded in 1947, Texas Southern University (known as TSU to most in the area) has always been in the background of the other Houston area schools Rice and Houston when it comes to athletics.  The Texas Southern Tigers play their home games at MacGregor Park which only seats 500. However, you will rarely see a crowd big enough to fill the seats.

  207. Joe Cannon Stadium - Home of the Coppin State Eagles

    Coppin has not really been one of the more successful MEAC schools in baseball, but it did have the late Baltimore Orioles great Paul Blair serve as their Manager from 1998 to 2002. Recent years have seen some better success with the team.

  208. Van Cortlandt Park Stadium - Home of the Manhattan Jaspers

    The school uses Van Cortlandt Park for their athletic facilities, with Van Cortlandt Stadium actually referring to a large running track that hosts their soccer, lacrosse, and track and field teams. Just off to one side is a small baseball diamond where the Jaspers break out their bats and balls.

  209. Conaty Park - Home of the Bryant Bulldogs

    ‎Conaty Park is located on the Bryant University campus in Smithfield, RI. It is located on the land formerly used by the New England Patriots for their training camp from 1976-2002. The field is named for Bryant alumnus Bill Conaty, class of 1967 and benefactor of the university’s baseball and softball programs.

  210. Skip Wilson Field - Home of the Temple Owls

    One of the drawbacks with having a college campus located in the heart of a city is that there isn't always enough real estate to find room for a sports facility. This is apparently what happened at Temple as their baseball field is located some 15 miles north of Philadelphia on the Ambler campus of the university. Skip Wilson Field, named after the longtime baseball coach at Temple, is a very basic facility nestled into a residential setting. It opened in 2004 and has a capacity of about 1,000.

  211. Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth - Home of the Villanova Wildcats

    Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth offers a very bare bones experience and its location off campus makes it hard for even students to drop by and take in the action. The park opened in 2003 and only has a capacity of a few hundred (don't believe Wikipedia which states that the park holds 25,000).


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