Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium

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Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium
Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser
Former names Seminole Stadium (1983-1988)
Dick Howser Stadium (1988-2005)
Location Chieftan Way, Tallahassee, Florida, United States
Coordinates 30°26′26″N 84°18′15″W / 30.440589°N 84.304064°W / 30.440589; -84.304064Coordinates: 30°26′26″N 84°18′15″W / 30.440589°N 84.304064°W / 30.440589; -84.304064
Owner Florida State University
Operator Florida State University
Capacity 6,700
Field size Left Field - 340 ft
Center Field - 400 ft
Right Field - 320 ft
Right Field Fence - 30 ft
Surface Natural grass
Construction
Opened March 28, 1983
Construction cost $14 million (including renovation)[1]
Tenants
Florida State Seminoles (NCAA Division I ACC) (1983-Present)

Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium is a baseball venue located in Tallahassee, Florida, United States, located adjacent to Doak Campbell Stadium on the campus of Florida State University. It is the home field of the Florida State Seminoles baseball team of the NCAA Division I Atlantic Coast Conference. It opened in 1983 and was renovated in 2004. The two-year, $12 million renovation project expanded the seating capacity to 6,700.[2]

History[edit]

Third-base line at Dick Howser Stadium

In 1988, the stadium portion of the venue was named after Florida State's first baseball All-American, Dick Howser, also a former head baseball coach of the program. In 2005, the field itself was dedicated to current Florida State head coach Mike Martin.[2]

The stadium has played host to 26 NCAA Regional Tournaments since opening in 1983.[3]

Attendance[edit]

The stadium annually ranks among the top 10 nationally in attendance and set records in 2003 for total and average attendance.[2]

In 2013, the Seminoles ranked 8th among Division I baseball programs in attendance, averaging 4,594 per home game.[4]

In 2012, college baseball writer Eric Sorenson ranked the facility as the third best big game atmosphere in Division I baseball.[5]

Records[edit]

The single-game attendance record of 6,789 spectators was set on April 19, 2008, when Florida State defeated then-No. 1 Miami 9-5. During the week of April 14–20, 2008, 30,179 fans watched Florida State play a total of five games against intrastate competition, the (Florida Gators, North Florida Ospreys, and Miami Hurricanes). The series record is 19,062, set in that week's Miami series.[citation needed]

Top 10 single-game attendances[edit]

The following is a list of the ten highest single-game attendance figures in the venue's history, as of the start of the 2012 season.[6]

No. Opponent Date Attendance
1. Miami April 19, 2008 6,789
2. Miami April 18, 2008 6,756
3. Florida April 15, 2008 6,737
4. Miami April 15, 2006 6,715
5. Miami April 14, 2006 6,700
6. Florida April 18, 2007 6,574
7. Auburn March 1, 2008 6,544
8. Florida April 13, 2010 6,526
9. Texas June 8, 2003 6,524
10. Auburn June 4, 2005 6,398

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b c "Dick Howser Stadium". Seminoles.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-15. Retrieved 15 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "NCAA Tournament Results". CSTV. pp. 160–62. Archived from the original on 2012-05-15. Retrieved 15 May 2012. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ "Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium". 2012 Florida State Baseball Almanac. p. 6. Archived from the original on 2012-05-15. Retrieved 15 May 2012.