Klein Field at Sunken Diamond

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Klein Field at Sunken Diamond
Sunken Diamond.jpg
Former names Sunken Diamond (1931–2008)
Location Stanford University
Stanford, California
Coordinates 37°25′55.7″N 122°9′31.5″W / 37.432139°N 122.158750°W / 37.432139; -122.158750Coordinates: 37°25′55.7″N 122°9′31.5″W / 37.432139°N 122.158750°W / 37.432139; -122.158750
Opened 1931
Owner Stanford University
Operator Stanford University
Surface Natural grass
Capacity 4,000
Tenants
Stanford Cardinal (NCAA DI Pac-12)
1931–present

Klein Field at Sunken Diamond is a college baseball stadium in Stanford, California, on the campus of Stanford University. It is the home field of the Stanford Cardinal of the Pacific-12 Conference.

The stadium was built in 1931 and has a seating capacity of 4,000.[1] When the adjacent football stadium was originally built in 1921, dirt was excavated from the site of the future baseball stadium, which created a "sunken" field a decade later.

Originally just known simply as Sunken Diamond, the field was renamed in 2008 to honor donor Bud Klein and his family.[2]

In 2013, the Cardinal ranked 39th among Division I baseball programs in attendance, averaging 1,747 per home game.[3]

In 2012, college baseball writer Eric Sorenson ranked the facility as the fourth best setting in Division I baseball.[4]

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  1. ^ About Klein Field at Sunken Diamond at gostanford.com, URL accessed October 24, 2009. Archived 10/24/09
  2. ^ "Stanford To Play Non-Conference Game At No. 18 California Tuesday" (Press release). Stanford Department of Athletics. March 4, 2008. Retrieved June 4, 2012. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  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.