Haymarket Park

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Coordinates: 40°49′22″N 96°42′50″W / 40.82279°N 96.71391°W / 40.82279; -96.71391

Haymarket Park
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Location Lincoln, Nebraska
Capacity 8,500
Field size Left Field - 335 ft
Left Center - 403 ft
Center Field - 395 ft
Right Center - 400 ft
Right Field - 330 ft
Surface Kentucky Bluegrass
Construction
Broke ground April 12, 2000
Opened June 1, 2001
Construction cost $29.53 million (includes Bowlin Stadium)
($39.3 million in 2014 dollars[1])
Architect Stan Meradith, DLR Group
Tenants
Nebraska Cornhuskers baseball (2002-present)
Lincoln Saltdogs (2001-present)

Haymarket Park is a baseball and softball complex in Lincoln, Nebraska. It is half a mile west of the campus of the University of Nebraska in downtown Lincoln. It is named because of its location in Lincoln's historic Haymarket District.

Haymarket Park[edit]

Haymarket Park is the home field of the Lincoln Saltdogs and the Nebraska Cornhuskers. It seats about 4,500 people; an additional 4,000 people can sit on berms along the outfield walls. In 2013, the Cornhuskers ranked 19th in among Division I baseball programs in attendance, averaging 2,864 per game.[2]

10 Largest Huskers Crowds
Attendance Opponent Date
1 8,757 Texas A&M April 14, 2006
2 8,711 Miami June 11, 2005
3 8,708 Texas A&M May 9, 2008
4 8,697 Kansas April 19, 2008
5 8,662 Creighton June 4, 2005
6 8,656 Texas April 21, 2007
7 8,646 UC Irvine May 31, 2008
8 8,613 Oklahoma May 21, 2006
9 8,569 Richmond Jun 9, 2002
10 8,485 Texas April 8, 2005

Hawks Field is named for one of the primary donor families that contributed to the construction of the baseball stadium. It has a playground down the right field line. Hawks field is the first collegiate venue to use the SubAir system, which can heat and cool the field year round. For the Saltdogs, it's been selected as the "Best Playing Field" in each of its 13 years of existence (Northern League award, 2001-2005; American Association award, 2006-2013). In November 2007, Hawks Field won the Baseball Field of the Year Award in the College/University division by the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) for the second time. The field earned its first honor in 2003 and is the only college park in the country to be a two-time winner.[3]

In 2012, college baseball writer Eric Sorenson ranked the field as the fourth best big game atmosphere in Division I baseball.[4]

The stadium replaced Buck Belzer Stadium, the Cornhuskers' on-campus baseball field.

Nebraska Home Records[edit]

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
29-5 28-7 19-9 33-4 20-7 14-10 28-3-1 16-14 18-7 21-11 20-10 12-7 214-88-1

Saltdogs Home Records[edit]

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
31-14 28-20 23-22 26-22 28-20 35-13 31-17 27-21 27-21 29-20 27-22 24-26 28-22 364-250
Hawks Field


Bowlin Stadium[edit]

Bowlin Stadium
Location Lincoln, Nebraska
Capacity 2,500
Field size Left Field - 200 ft
Center Field - 220 ft
Right Field - 195 ft
Surface Kentucky Bluegrass
Construction
Construction cost $29.53 million (includes Hawks Field)
Architect Stan Meradith, DLR Group
Tenants
Nebraska Cornhuskers softball (2002-present)

Bowlin Stadium can accommodate up to 2,500 fans. It features 750 chairback seats and berm seating behind both dugouts and in the infield. There is also a two-level press box which provides seating for up to 25 members of the media. The press box also includes a media work room and three booths capable of accommodating radio and television representatives.

Like Hawks Field, Bowlin Stadium has a SubAir System.

Home Records[edit]

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Total
9-5 22-6 15-4 12-8 23-3 22-5 16-9 17-5 136-45

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Hawks Field at Haymarket Park
  4. ^ Sorenson, Eric (5 October 2012). "Distiller's Dozen - The "Hey, Nice Stadium" Edition". CollegeBaseballToday.com. Archived from the original on 14 December 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2012. 
Events and tenants
Preceded by
Stade Municipal
Host of the NoL All-Star Game
Haymarket Park

2003
Succeeded by
Silver Cross Field