Ken Dugan Field at Stephen Lee Marsh Stadium

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Ken Dugan Field at Stephen Lee Marsh Stadium
Location 4201 Granny White Pike
Nashville, TN 37204
United States
Coordinates 36°06′10″N 86°47′57″W / 36.102853°N 86.79913°W / 36.102853; -86.79913Coordinates: 36°06′10″N 86°47′57″W / 36.102853°N 86.79913°W / 36.102853; -86.79913
Opened 1991
Renovated 2005, 2007
Owner Lipscomb University
Surface Natural grass with artificial turf halo around home plate
Scoreboard Yes
Capacity 1,500
Field size 330 ft. (LF, RF), 405 ft. (CF)
Tenants
Lipscomb Bisons baseball (A-Sun) (1991–present)
Nashville Outlaws (PL) (2011–present)
A-Sun Tournament (2010–11)

Ken Dugan Field at Stephen Lee Marsh Stadium is a baseball venue located in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. It is home to the Lipscomb Bisons college baseball team of the NCAA's Division I Atlantic Sun Conference[1] and the Nashville Outlaws of the collegiate summer Prospect League.[2] The facility has a capacity of 1,500 spectators.[3] The playing surface is named after Ken Dugan, Lipscomb baseball coach from 1960 to 1996 and winner of over 1,000 games as head of the program. The surrounding facility is named after Stephen Lee Marsh.[1]

History[edit]

Since the late 1940s, Lipscomb baseball played at a field next to Belmont Boulevard, an area close to Ken Dugan Field's modern location. This field was known as Onion Dell until 1984, when it was dedicated as Ken Dugan Field. When the baseball program moved nearby to a new, $1,000,000 facility in 1991, the name was kept. On March 17, 2005, the facility was rechristened Ken Dugan Field at Stephen Lee Marsh Stadium.[1]

In 2005, as part of the venue's renaming, stadium lighting was installed. In 2007, $50,000 renovations added a warning track and an artificial turf halo around home plate.[1]

Dugan Field hosted the Atlantic Sun baseball tournament in 2010 and 2011.[4][5]

The Nashville Outlaws of the Prospect League began playing at Ken Dugan Field in 2011, after spending their inaugural 2010 season at Vanderbilt University's Hawkins Field.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Dugan Field at Marsh Stadium". lipscombsports.com. Archived from the original on May 7, 2011. Retrieved May 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Boettcher, Jerome (May 24, 2011). "CityProperties Local baseball team needs new owners for long-term stability". The City Paper. Archived from the original on May 26, 2010. Retrieved May 27, 2011. "The Outlaws already have a different homefield. They will play at Lipscomb’s Duggan Field." 
  3. ^ "Dugan Field". The Baseball Cube. Archived from the original on May 7, 2011. Retrieved May 7, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Lipscomb to host A-Sun Baseball Tournament in 2010, 2011". lipscomb.edu. 19 June 2011. Archived from the original on May 7, 2011. Retrieved May 7, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Atlantic Sun Recordbook – Baseball". AtlanticSun.org. Archived from the original on February 17, 2012. Retrieved February 18, 2012.