Newman Outdoor Field

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Newman Outdoor Field
The Nest
Newman Outdoor Field logo.png
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Location 1515 15th Avenue North
Fargo, North Dakota 58102
Owner North Dakota State University
Capacity Baseball: 4,513
Field size Left - 318'
Left-center - 398'
Center - 408'
Right-center - 353'
Right - 314'
Construction
Opened June 21, 1996
Architect R.L. Engebretson P.C. & Sink Combs Dethlefs [1]
Tenants
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (AA) (1996-present)
North Dakota State Bison (NCAA) (1996-present)

Newman Outdoor Field is a baseball stadium in Fargo, North Dakota. It is located on the campus of North Dakota State University and is the home of the independent league Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (American Association) baseball team and the North Dakota State Bison baseball team. The 4,513 seat facility was known as "The Nest" when it opened in 1996. In 1998, naming rights were sold to Newman Outdoor Advertising for $1.5 million. The local Architect Firm was R.L. Engebretson P.C. working with RedHawks GM John Dittrich and Assistant GM Tim Flakoll and City of Fargo leaders.

The stadium contains the Maury Wills Museum in honor of the former Major League Baseball player who worked for the RedHawks as a coach and a radio analyst.

The first number retired at the stadium was the #8 worn by hometown hero Roger Maris when he played for the Fargo-Moorhead Twins in the 1950s. The outfield distances replicate those of Yankee stadium where Maris made history.

In 2012, college baseball writer Eric Sorenson ranked the field the sixth most underrated venue in Division I baseball.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
Events and tenants
Preceded by
Lewis and Clark Park
Host of the NoL All-Star Game
Newman Outdoor Field

1999
Succeeded by
Yogi Berra Stadium
Preceded by
CommunityAmerica Ballpark
Host of the NoL All-Star Game
Newman Outdoor Field

2007
Succeeded by
Canwest Park

Coordinates: 46°53′54.56″N 96°48′15.37″W / 46.8984889°N 96.8042694°W / 46.8984889; -96.8042694