Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park

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Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park
"The Law"
Former names Dan Law Field (1988–2011)
Location Lubbock, Texas, US
Owner Texas Tech University
Operator Texas Tech University
Executive suites 10
Capacity 4,368
Record attendance (pre-renovation) 5,814 - May 26, 1996 (NCAA Central Regional)
4,811 - June 7, 2014 (NCAA Super Regional)
Field size Left Field: 330 ft
Center Field: 404 ft
Right Field: 330 ft
Surface FieldTurf
Scoreboard 15x20 LED
Construction
Opened 1926
Renovated 1988, 1994, 2001, 2009, 2012
Expanded 1996
Architect MWM Architects (renovation)
Structural engineer Henderson Rodgers (renovation)
General contractor Lee Lewis Construction (renovation)
Tenants
Texas Tech Red Raiders baseball (NCAA)
(1992–present)
Lubbock Crickets (CBL)
(1995–1998)

Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park, nicknamed "The Law", is the home stadium of the Texas Tech Red Raiders baseball team in Lubbock, Texas. It is located on the Texas Tech University campus, adjacent to Jones AT&T Stadium and Fuller Track.[1] Dan Law Field was rated as one of the top three places to watch a college baseball game by Sports Illustrated On Campus.[2]

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From 1988 through 2011, the ballpark was named Dan Law Field after former Texas Tech baseball player Dan Law who was instrumental in the stadium's renovation.[3] Law played for the Red Raider football team from 1955–56 and baseball from 1956-57.[4] Since the 2012 season, the ballpark has been known as Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park. An anonymous donor to the 2012 renovation requested the field be named after Rip Griffin, a long-time supporter of Red Raider baseball and Texas Tech athletics.[5] The ballpark has a permanent seating capacity of 4,368. Renovated in 1996 and 2001, the stadium underwent another upgrade in 2007 and its latest in 2012.[6]

In 2014, the Red Raiders ranked 25th among Division I baseball programs in attendance, averaging 2,526 per home game.[7] A record attendance of 4,811 was set on June 7, 2014 when Texas Tech hosted the College of Charleston in a Super Regional matchup.

Usage[edit]

Texas Tech Red Raiders[edit]

Lubbock Crickets[edit]

Main article: Lubbock Crickets

Tournaments[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pirates invade The Law, Raiders seek justice - Sports
  2. ^ "2008 Baseball Media Guide" (PDF). Texas Tech Athletics. p. 23. Retrieved 2008-07-09. 
  3. ^ "Texas Tech Hall of Honor". Texas Tech Official Athletic Site. Retrieved 2009-04-17. 
  4. ^ "Hall of Honor". Texas Tech Official Athletic Site. Retrieved 2009-04-17. 
  5. ^ http://www.texastech.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/101311aad.html
  6. ^ Tech baseball begins fall practice at Lubbock Christian - Sports
  7. ^ Cutler, Tami. "2014 Division I Baseball Attendance - Final Report" (PDF). Sportswriters.net. NCBWA. Retrieved March 3, 2014. 

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Coordinates: 33°35′19″N 101°52′36″W / 33.58861°N 101.87667°W / 33.58861; -101.87667