Hardt Field

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Hardt Field
Location Bakersfield, California, USA
Coordinates 35°20′49″N 119°06′25″W / 35.3469°N 119.1069°W / 35.3469; -119.1069
Owner California State University, Bakersfield
Operator California State University, Bakersfield
Capacity 900
Field size Left field: 327 feet (100 m)
Left center field: 370 feet (110 m)
Center field: 390 feet (120 m)
Right center field: 370 feet (110 m)
Right field: 327 feet (100 m)
Surface Natural grass (Hybrid Bermuda)
Construction
Broke ground August 11, 2008
Opened February 20, 2009
Construction cost $2,000,000
Architect Colombo Construction Co.
Tenants
Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners baseball (NCAA D1 WAC) (2009-present)

Hardt Field, also known in development as the Roadrunner Baseball Complex, is a baseball stadium in Bakersfield, California, United States. It is the home field of the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners baseball team. The stadium is located in the south-west section of the campus of Cal State Bakersfield.

Hardt Field, Home Field of the CSUB Roadrunners

The stadium was named for Tom and Barbara Hart. The Hart Family Trust's $1 million gift and donation of general contracting work supported the construction of the on campus baseball training and playing facility.[1]

The first game played in Hardt Field was the inaugural game for the Cal State Bakersfield baseball team on February 20, 2009, between CSUB and Saint Louis, with the Billikins beating the Roadrunners 8-7[2] before a sold-out crowd.[3] Highlights from the inaugural (2009) season included a walk-off win in the 15th inning over UC Riverside.[4] Also during the 2009 season Hardt Field became the site of the only time in history that a first year program had defeated the reigning National Champion Fresno State.[5]

Prior to the start of the 2013 season, 750 chairbacked seats were added at the field.[6]

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