Lee R. Jackson Baseball Field

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Lee R. Jackson Baseball Field
Jackson Field
Lee Jackson Field 2.jpg
Location East Exchange Street and South Union Street, Akron, Ohio, USA
Coordinates 41°04′25″N 81°30′41″W / 41.073635°N 81.511374°W / 41.073635; -81.511374Coordinates: 41°04′25″N 81°30′41″W / 41.073635°N 81.511374°W / 41.073635; -81.511374
Built 1967
Opened April 8, 1967
Renovated 1972, 2002
Owner University of Akron
Operator University of Akron
Surface Natural grass
Scoreboard Electronic
Capacity 1,500
Field size 330 ft. (LF)
370 ft. (LCF)
400 ft. (CF)
370 ft. (RCF)
330 ft. (RF)
10 ft. (outfield fence)
Tenants
Akron Zips baseball (NCAA DI MAC) (1967-present)

Lee R. Jackson Baseball Field is a baseball venue in Akron, Ohio, United States. It is home to the Akron Zips baseball team of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference.[1] The venue is named for Lee R. Jackson, former chairman of the university's board of directors. Built in 1967, the field has a capacity of 1,500 spectators.[2]

History[edit]

The field was constructed in 1967 and hosted its first game on April 8, 1967, in which Akron defeated Kenyon 15-8. In 1972, it was moved to its current location next to Akron's soccer facility.[1]

Prior to the 2002 season, a $45,000 project installed a new backstop at the facility. Later, new bullpens were added.[2]

Other uses[edit]

In addition to Akron baseball, the field has hosted high school baseball prospect camps.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lee R. Jackson Baseball Field". GoZips.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-26. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Akron Baseball Gameday Guide". UofAZips.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-26. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Factory Scouting Report - Akron, Ohio". BaseballFactory.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-26. Retrieved 26 May 2012.