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. 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.
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.
Prior to the 2002 season, a $45,000 project installed a new backstop at the facility. Later, new bullpens were added.
In addition to Akron baseball, the field has hosted high school baseball prospect camps.
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