Presley Askew Field

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Presley Askew Field
Location S Locust St and Wells St
Las Cruces, NM
Coordinates 32°16′43″N 106°44′40″W / 32.27865°N 106.744484°W / 32.27865; -106.744484Coordinates: 32°16′43″N 106°44′40″W / 32.27865°N 106.744484°W / 32.27865; -106.744484
Owner New Mexico State University
Operator New Mexico State University
Capacity 1,000[1]
Record attendance 1,615
(February 27, 2015
vs
Incarnate Word Cardinals)[2]
Field size Left: 345 ft
Alleys: 385 ft
Center: 400 ft
Right: 345 ft
Scoreboard Electronic with video display
Construction
Opened November 14, 1981[1]
Renovated 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2014[1]
Expanded 2014
Tenants
New Mexico State University Aggies baseball

Presley Askew Field is a baseball venue located on the campus of New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. It is home to the New Mexico State Aggies baseball team, a member of the Division I Western Athletic Conference. The field is named after former Aggies baseball coach Presley Askew and has a capacity of 1,000 fans.[1] Features of the field include a press box, public address, bullpens, and batting cages.[3]

Going into the 2015 season, the New Mexico State Aggies have a 619-366-1 record in thirty-one years of play for a .628 winning percentage.[1]

Renovations[edit]

Numerous improvements have been made over the life of the stadium. In 1996, new grandstands, clubhouse, dugouts were added. Lights were added the next year and the stadium's first night game was held on February 21, 1997. A new fence was added prior to the 1998 season. Improvements continued in 1999 with a new press box, new restrooms, a sound system, and a new scoreboard. In 2003, the dugouts were renovated and improvements to the playing field were made. Improvements in 2005 enhanced spectator viewing with backstop changes from chain to mesh. The scoreboard was replaced in 2007. A major improvement starting in May, 2014 was made with the addition of chairback seating and an expansion of the south stands. Additional 2014 improvements included dugout renovation and expansion, upgrades to clubhouse lighting, sprinkler system repair, fencing upgrades, pressbox upgrades, and upgrades to the scoreboard.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "2015 NM State Baseball Media Guide". New Mexico State University. pp. 14–15. Retrieved February 28, 2015. 
  2. ^ "NM State Baseball Fans Break Attendance Record; Aggies Fall 6-4 in Home Opener". New Mexico State University. February 27, 2015. Retrieved February 28, 2015. The New Mexico State baseball fell 6-4 in the season opener to Incarnate Word in front of a record-breaking crowd (1,615) at the newly renovated Presley Askew Field, Friday, Feb. 27. 
  3. ^ Las Cruces Baseball Facilities at lascrucescvb.com, URL accessed December 21, 2009. Archived 12/21/09