J. C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park

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J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park
"Love Shack"
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Former names Tech Stadium (until 1982)
J. C. Love Field (1982–2008)
Location Ruston, Louisiana
Coordinates 32°31′49.80″N 92°39′05.47″W / 32.5305000°N 92.6515194°W / 32.5305000; -92.6515194
Owner Louisiana Tech University
Operator Louisiana Tech University
Capacity 3,000
Record attendance 3,311 (2017 vs. ULL)
Field size Left Field - 315 ft
Left-Center Alley - 370 ft
Center Field - 385 ft
Right-Center Alley - 340 ft
Right Field - 325 ft
Surface Field Turf
Construction
Opened 1971
Renovated 2016
Tenants
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs baseball (1971-present)

J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park is a baseball stadium in Ruston, Louisiana, United States. It is the home field of the Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs college baseball team.

The facility features a seating capacity of 3,000, much of which is chairback seating. Prior to the 2016 season, artificial field turf was installed to replace the natural grass playing surface. The ballpark also boasts large picnic and viewing areas beyond the outfield wall that are very popular with Tech fans and the "Right Field Rowdies" cheering section. In 1997, a school-record 3,251 fans attended the Bulldogs' game against eventual national champion LSU.

The field at night.

On May 22, 2008, the facility was rededicated as J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park in honor of Tech legend, Pat Patterson.

The stadium was the sight of one of the greatest comebacks in college baseball history during the 2006 season. Down 12-6 with two outs in the bottom of the 9th to #3 Mississippi State, Tech scored 7 runs on eight singles and one walk to win the game 13-12.[1]

On March 15, 2017, a new attendance record was set in a game against University of Louisiana at Lafayette, at 3,311 [2]

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  1. ^ "LATechSports.com Official Athletic Site". M.latechsports.com. 2006-04-04. Retrieved 2017-04-26. 
  2. ^ "Late-game magic: Tech wins a wild one over UL Lafayette". Thenewsstar.com. Retrieved 2017-04-26. 

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Coordinates: 32°31′47″N 92°39′05″W / 32.529845°N 92.651278°W / 32.529845; -92.651278