John Smith Field
The John
Former namesHornet Field (1953–2010)
LocationSacramento, CA, USA
Coordinates38°33′30″N 121°25′35″W / 38.55839°N 121.42640°W / 38.55839; -121.42640
OwnerSacramento State University
OperatorSacramento State University
SurfaceNatural grass
Renovated2002, 2005, 2011
Sacramento State baseball
William Jessup University (2015)

John Smith Field, originally known as Hornet Field, is a baseball venue in Sacramento, the capital city of the U.S. state of California. It is home to the Sacramento State Hornets college baseball team. Opened in 1953, it has a capacity of 1,200 fans.[1] The facility is named for former Sacramento State baseball coach John Smith, who coached the program for 32 seasons. The park was dedicated in 2010, after Smith's retirement following the 2010 season.[2]


In 2002, the stadium's seating was expanded with 150 chairback seats and 1,050 bleacher seats. The dugouts, playing surface, and fences were also renovated. In 2005, a new LED scoreboard was installed. In 2007, the players' clubhouse, which includes a lounge, lockers, and offices, was redesigned. 2011 renovations saw adjustments to the dugouts, clubhouse, batting cages, windscreen, and outfield fence. In 2016, lights were installed.[2]


The venue hosted the 1986 and 1987 NCAA Division II West Regionals.[2] The venue hosted a three-game Golden State Athletic Conference series between William Jessup University and Biola University.

See also


  1. ^ Sacramento State Athletic Facilities at, URL accessed June 22, 2010. Archived 06-22-10
  2. ^ a b c "John Smith Field - Baseball". Hornet Sports. Sacramento State University Athletic Department. Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 25 December 2011.