Coordinates: 40°49′22″N 96°42′50″W / 40.82279°N 96.71391°W / 40.82279; -96.71391

Haymarket Park
Hawks Field
LocationLincoln, Nebraska
Capacity8,500
Field sizeLeft Field - 335 ft (102 m)
Left Center - 403 ft (123 m)
Center Field - 395 ft (120 m)
Right Center - 400 ft (120 m)
Right Field - 325 ft (99 m)
SurfaceKentucky Bluegrass
Construction
Broke groundApril 12, 2000
OpenedJune 1, 2001
Construction cost$29.53 million (includes Bowlin Stadium)
($43.2 million in 2020 dollars[1])
ArchitectStan Meradith, DLR Group
Tenants
Nebraska Cornhuskers (NCAA) 2002–present
Lincoln Saltdogs (AA) 2001–present

Hawks Field at Haymarket Park is a baseball complex in Lincoln, Nebraska. It is half a mile west of the campus of the University of Nebraska in downtown Lincoln. It is named for its location in Lincoln's historic Haymarket District. Adjacent to the ballpark is its smaller sister stadium, Bowlin Stadium, a softball complex.

Haymarket Park

Haymarket Park is the home field of the Lincoln Saltdogs and the Nebraska Cornhuskers. It seats about 4,500 people; an additional 4,000 people can sit on berms along the outfield walls. In 2013, the Cornhuskers ranked 19th in among Division I baseball programs in attendance, averaging 2,864 per game.[2]

Ten Largest Huskers Crowds
Attendance Opponent Date
1 8,757 Texas A&M April 14, 2006
2 8,711 Miami June 11, 2005
3 8,708 Texas A&M May 9, 2008
4 8,697 Kansas April 19, 2008
5 8,662 Creighton June 4, 2005
6 8,656 Texas April 21, 2007
7 8,646 UC Irvine May 31, 2008
8 8,613 Oklahoma May 21, 2006
9 8,569 Richmond Jun 9, 2002
10 8,485 Texas April 8, 2005

Hawks Field is named for one of the primary donor families that contributed to the construction of the baseball stadium. It has a playground down the right field line. Hawks field is the first collegiate venue to use the SubAir system, which can heat and cool the field year round. For the Saltdogs, it's been selected as the "Best Playing Field" in each of its years of existence (Northern League award, 2001–2005; American Association award, 2006–2018). In November 2007, Hawks Field won the Baseball Field of the Year Award in the College/University division by the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) for the second time. The field earned its first honor in 2003 and is the only college park in the country to be a two-time winner.[3]

In 2012, college baseball writer Eric Sorenson ranked the field as the fourth best big game atmosphere in Division I baseball.[4]

The stadium replaced Buck Beltzer Stadium, the Cornhuskers' on-campus baseball field.

Nebraska home records

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Total
29–5 28–7 19–9 33–4 20–7 14–10 28–3–1 16–14 18–7 21–11 20–10 12–7 19–8 21–6 21–6 17–6 13–12 13–6 5–1 8–4 381–144–1 (.725)

Saltdogs records

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Total
31-14 28-20 23-22 26-22 28-20 35-13 31-17 27-21 27-21 29-20 27-22 24-26 28-22 54-46 34-66 452-372
Hawks Field
Hawks Field

See also

References

  1. ^ 1634 to 1699: Harris, P. (1996). "Inflation and Deflation in Early America, 1634–1860: Patterns of Change in the British American Economy". Social Science History. 20 (4): 469–505. JSTOR 1171338. 1700-1799: McCusker, J. J. (1992). How much is that in real money?: a historical price index for use as a deflator of money values in the economy of the United States (PDF). American Antiquarian Society. 1800–present: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  2. ^ Cutler, Tami (June 11, 2013). "2013 Division I Baseball Attendance - Final Report" (PDF). Sportswriters.net. NCBWA. Archived (PDF) from the original on July 28, 2014. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  3. ^ NU Athletic Communications (February 15, 2010). "Hawks Field at Haymarket Park". Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site. Nebraska Huskers.
  4. ^ Sorenson, Eric (5 October 2012). "Distiller's Dozen - The "Hey, Nice Stadium" Edition". CollegeBaseballToday.com. Archived from the original on 27 October 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
Events and tenants
Preceded by
Stade Municipal
Host of the NoL All-Star Game
Haymarket Park

2003
Succeeded by
Silver Cross Field