Lee R. Jackson Field

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Lee R. Jackson Field
Jackson Field
Lee Jackson Field 2.jpg
Full name Lee R. Jackson Baseball Field
Location East Exchange Street and South Union Street, Akron, Ohio, United States
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
Owner University of Akron
Operator University of Akron
Capacity 1,500
Field size 330 ft. (LF)
370 ft. (LCF)
400 ft. (CF)
370 ft. (RCF)
330 ft. (RF)
10 ft. (outfield fence)
Surface Natural grass
Scoreboard Electronic
Construction
Built 1967
Opened April 8, 1967
Renovated 1972, 2002
Tenants
Akron Zips baseball (NCAA) (1967–present)
For the adjacent soccer facility previously also known as Lee R. Jackson Field, see FirstEnergy Stadium–Cub Cadet Field.

Lee R. Jackson Baseball Field is a baseball venue on the campus of the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio, United States. It is part of the 23-acre (9.3 ha) Lee R. Jackson Athletic Complex which also includes the varsity softball field, track and field complex, a football practice field, and FirstEnergy Stadium–Cub Cadet Field. Jackson Field is the home venue for the Akron Zips baseball team, a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I level and the Mid-American Conference East division.[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 (PDF) 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.