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.
|Field size||Left Field - 335 ft|
Left Center - 403 ft
Center Field - 395 ft
Right Center - 400 ft
Right Field - 325 ft
|Broke ground||April 12, 2000|
|Opened||June 1, 2001|
|Construction cost||$29.53 million (includes Bowlin Stadium)|
($41.8 million in 2018 dollars)
|Architect||Stan Meradith, DLR Group|
|Nebraska Cornhuskers (NCAA) 2002–present|
Lincoln Saltdogs (AA) 2001–present
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.
|10 Largest Huskers Crowds|
|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.
In 2012, college baseball writer Eric Sorenson ranked the field as the fourth best big game atmosphere in Division I baseball.
The stadium replaced Buck Belzer Stadium, the Cornhuskers' on-campus baseball field.
Nebraska home recordsEdit
- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
- Cutler, Tami (June 11, 2013). "2013 Division I Baseball Attendance - Final Report". Sportswriters.net. NCBWA. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 20, 2013. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
- NU Athletic Communications (February 15, 2010). "Hawks Field at Haymarket Park". Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site. Nebraska Huskers.
- Sorenson, Eric (5 October 2012). "Distiller's Dozen - The "Hey, Nice Stadium" Edition". CollegeBaseballToday.com. Archived from the original on 14 December 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2012.