Hawkins Field

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This article is about the baseball stadium in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. For the airport in Jackson, Mississippi, USA, see Hawkins Field (airport). For the airport in Tarawa, Kiribati, see Hawkins Field (Tarawa).
Hawkins Field
"The Hawk"
Location 2600 Jess Neely Drive
Nashville, TN 37212
United States
Coordinates 36°08′34″N 86°48′28″W / 36.142787°N 86.807721°W / 36.142787; -86.807721
Opened 2002
Renovated 2006, 2007, 2009
Owner Vanderbilt University
Surface AstroTurf GameDay Grass 3D
Capacity 3,700
Field size Left Field: 310 feet (94 m)
Left-Center: 375 feet (114 m)
Center Field: 400 feet (120 m)
Right-Center: 375 feet (114 m)
Right Field: 330 feet (101 m)
Tenants
Vanderbilt Commodores baseball (SEC) (2002–present)
Nashville Outlaws (PL) (2010)

Hawkins Field is a baseball stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. It is the home field of the Vanderbilt Commodores college baseball team.[1] The stadium opened in 2002[2] adjacent to Vanderbilt Stadium and Memorial Gymnasium[1] and holds 3,700 people.[3] In 2010, the Nashville Outlaws, a collegiate summer baseball team of the Prospect League, used Hawkins Field as their home ballpark.[4]

The venue is named for the family of Charles Hawkins III, a benefactor of the university and baseball program.[1]

Features[edit]

The Vanderbilt athletics site describes its "brick and wrought-iron fence design."[1] Its left field wall is 35 feet high,[2] a comparable height to the Green Monster at Fenway Park.[5] Memorial Gymnasium is behind the left field fence, and Vanderbilt Stadium's east bleachers are adjacent to the third base stands.[6]

Renovations[edit]

In 2006, a complex including a locker room, offices, and a weight room was added along the third base line.[1]

In 2007, Hawkins Field was selected as a regional host site for the 2007 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.[7] A new scoreboard was erected[8] and new temporary bleachers were added in right field to bring the capacity to near 3,700 for the tournament (and also the 2008 season). In late 2008, further expansions increased the stadium's permanent seating capacity to 3,700.[9] This includes 2,200 chairback seats and 1,500 bleacher seats.[10] The dugouts were also renovated and a new trainer's room added.[1]

Attendance[edit]

In 2013, the Commodores ranked 23rd among Division I baseball programs in attendance, averaging 2,695 per home game.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Hawkins Field at vucommodores.cstv.com, URL accessed December 24, 2010. Archived 12-24-2010
  2. ^ a b Vanderbilt Athletics Timlines - Construction History at vucommodores.cstv.com, URL accessed December 24, 2010. Archived 12-24-2010
  3. ^ Vanderbilt opens Georgia series Friday: Tickets are still available for wekeend (sic) matchup at Hawkins Field at vucommodores.cstv.com, URL accessed December 24, 2010. Archived 12-24-2010
  4. ^ Boclair, David. "Baseball Outlaws ride into town this summer." Nashville City Paper. 21 January 2010. Retrieved on 23 January 2010.
  5. ^ Green Monster Seats at greenmonsterseats.com, URL accessed December 24, 2010. Archived 12-24-2010
  6. ^ Campus Map at vanderbilt.edu, URL accessed December 24, 2010. Archived 12-24-2010
  7. ^ Road to Omaha Starts Friday for Vanderbilt by Will Matthews at cstv.com, URL accessed December 24, 2010. Archived 12-24-2010
  8. ^ Installation this week for new scoreboard by Maurice Patton at pqasb.pqarchiver.com, URL accessed December 24, 2010. [ Archived] 12-24-2010
  9. ^ Vanderbilt will not host NCAA baseball regionals by Jeff Lockridge at pqasb.pqarchiver.com, URL accessed December 24, 2010. Archived 12-24-2010
  10. ^ 2010 Vanderbilt Baseball Media Guide, p. 14 at issuu.com, URL accessed December 24, 2010. Archived 12-24-2010
  11. ^ Cutler, Tami (June 11, 2013). "2013 Division I Baseball Attendance - Final Report". Sportswriters.net. NCBWA. Archived from the original on July 20, 2013. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 

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