Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park

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Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park, nicknamed "The Law", is the home stadium of the Texas Tech Red Raiders baseball team in Lubbock, Texas. It is located on the Texas Tech University campus, adjacent to Jones AT&T Stadium and Fuller Track.[1] Dan Law Field was rated as one of the top three places to watch a college baseball game by Sports Illustrated On Campus.[2]

Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park
"The Law"
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Dan Law Field in 2014
Former namesDan Law Field (1988–2011)
LocationLubbock, Texas, US
OwnerTexas Tech University
OperatorTexas Tech University
Executive suites10
Capacity4,432
Record attendance(pre-renovation) 5,814 - May 26, 1996 (NCAA Central Regional)
4,898 - June 12, 2016 (NCAA Super Regional)
Field sizeLeft Field: 330 ft
Center Field: 404 ft
Right Field: 330 ft
SurfaceFieldTurf
Scoreboard22x48 LED
Construction
Opened1988
Renovated1994, 2001, 2009, 2012, 2016
Expanded1996
ArchitectMWM Architects (renovation)
Structural engineerHenderson Rodgers (renovation)
General contractorLee Lewis Construction (renovation)
Tenants
Texas Tech Red Raiders baseball (NCAA)
(1988–present)
Lubbock Crickets (CBL)
(1995–1998)

Name and capacityEdit

From 1988 through 2011, the ballpark was named Dan Law Field after Alabama native, Lubbock businessman, and former Texas Tech baseball player Dan Law (1932-2019),[3] who was instrumental in the renovation of the stadium.[4] Law played for the Red Raider football team from 1955–56 and baseball from 1956-57.[5] Since the 2012 season, the ballpark has been known as Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park. An anonymous donor to the 2012 renovation requested the field be named after Rip Griffin, a long-time supporter of Red Raider baseball and Texas Tech athletics.[6] The ballpark has a permanent seating capacity of 4,368. Renovated in 1996 and 2001, the stadium underwent another upgrade in 2007 and its latest in 2012.[7]

In 2015, the Red Raiders ranked 13th among Division I baseball programs in attendance, averaging 3,665 per home game.[8] A record attendance of 4,898 was set on June 12, 2016 when Texas Tech hosted East Carolina University in the Lubbock Super Regional matchup.

UsageEdit

Texas Tech Red RaidersEdit

Lubbock CricketsEdit

TournamentsEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pirates invade The Law, Raiders seek justice - Sports[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "2008 Baseball Media Guide" (PDF). Texas Tech Athletics. p. 23. Retrieved 2008-07-09.
  3. ^ "Dan Law obituary". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. July 3, 2019. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
  4. ^ "Texas Tech Hall of Honor". Texas Tech Official Athletic Site. Archived from the original on 2009-03-21. Retrieved 2009-04-17.
  5. ^ "Hall of Honor". Texas Tech Official Athletic Site. Archived from the original on 2008-07-06. Retrieved 2009-04-17.
  6. ^ http://www.texastech.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/101311aad.html
  7. ^ Tech baseball begins fall practice at Lubbock Christian - Sports[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Cutler, Tami. "2014 Division I Baseball Attendance - Final Report" (PDF). Sportswriters.net. NCBWA. Retrieved March 3, 2014.

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Coordinates: 33°35′19″N 101°52′36″W / 33.58861°N 101.87667°W / 33.58861; -101.87667