John Smith Field

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John Smith Field
The John
Former names Hornet Field (1953–2010)
Location Sacramento, CA, USA
Coordinates 38°33′30″N 121°25′35″W / 38.55839°N 121.42640°W / 38.55839; -121.42640Coordinates: 38°33′30″N 121°25′35″W / 38.55839°N 121.42640°W / 38.55839; -121.42640
Owner Sacramento State University
Operator Sacramento State University
Capacity 1,200
Surface Natural grass
Scoreboard Electronic
Construction
Opened 1953
Renovated 2002, 2005, 2011
Expanded 2002
Tenants
Sacramento State baseball

John Smith Field is a baseball venue in Sacramento, the capital city of the U.S. state of California. It is home to the Sacramento State Hornets college baseball team. Opened in 1953, it has a capacity of 1,200 fans.[1] The facility is named for former Sacramento State baseball coach John Smith, who coached the program for 32 seasons. The park was dedicated in 2010, after Smith's retirement following the 2010 season.[2]

Renovations[edit]

In 2002, the stadium's seating was expanded with 150 chairback seats and 1,050 bleacher seats. The dugouts, playing surface, and fences were also renovated. In 2005, a new LED scoreboard was installed. In 2007, the players' clubhouse, which includes a lounge, lockers, and offices, was redesigned. 2011 renovations saw adjustments to the dugouts, clubhouse, batting cages, windscreen, and outfield fence.[2]

Events[edit]

The venue hosted the 1986 and 1987 NCAA Division II West Regionals.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sacramento State Athletic Facilities at hornetsports.com, URL accessed June 22, 2010. Archived 06-22-10
  2. ^ a b c "John Smith Field - Baseball". Hornet Sports. Sacramento State University Athletic Department. Archived from the original on 2011-12-25. Retrieved 25 December 2011.