Plainsman Park, officially Samford Stadium – Hitchcock Field at Plainsman Park, is the college baseball venue for the Auburn University Tigers. As of 2015, its seating capacity is 4,096. In 2003, Baseball America rated the facility the best college baseball venue in the country. The park's signature is its 37-foot (11 m) high left field fence, which is 315 feet (96 m) from home plate. The home team bullpen is located behind the left field fence, forcing media in the press box to use monitors to determine who is warming up.

Plainsman Park
Samford Stadium Hitchcock Field at Plainsman Park Auburn University.JPG
Plainsman Park is located in Alabama
Plainsman Park
Plainsman Park
Location in Alabama
Plainsman Park is located in the United States
Plainsman Park
Plainsman Park
Location in the United States
Full nameSamford Stadium – Hitchcock Field at Plainsman Park
Former namesPlainsman Park (1950–1997)
Hitchcock Field at Plainsman Park (1997–2003)
Address351 South Donahue Drive
LocationAuburn, Alabama
CoordinatesCoordinates: 32°35′59″N 85°29′23″W / 32.5998°N 85.4897°W / 32.5998; -85.4897
OwnerAuburn University
OperatorAuburn University
TypeStadium
Genre(s)Baseball
Capacity4,096
Record attendance4,715
Field sizeLF: 315 ft (96.0 m)
LC: 385 ft (117.3 m)
CF: 385 ft (117.3 m)
RC: 360 ft (109.7 m)
RF: 331 ft (100.9 m)
SurfaceNatural Grass/Artificial Turf
Scoreboard24'0" x 62'4"
Construction
Opened1950
Renovated1996
ArchitectCooke Douglass Farr Lemons
Tenants
Auburn Tigers (1950–present)
Website
auburntigers.com/facilities/plainsman-park/9

Plainsman Park was first used as a baseball facility in 1950. In 1996, Auburn significantly renovated Plainsman Park, drawing inspiration from ballparks such as Camden Yards, Fenway Park, and Wrigley Field in their design for the park. The architect was Cooke Douglass Farr Lemons. In 1997, it was renamed Hitchcock Field at Plainsman Park in honor of brothers Jimmy and Billy Hitchcock. In 2003, the facility was renamed Samford Stadium – Hitchcock Field at Plainsman Park in honor of longtime trustee Jimmy Samford.

In 2013, the Tigers ranked 25th among Division I baseball programs in attendance, averaging 2,657 per home game.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  • "Auburn University 2006 Baseball Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved 2006-04-12.
  1. ^ Cutler, Tami (June 11, 2013). "2013 Division I Baseball Attendance - Final Report" (PDF). Sportswriters.net. NCBWA. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 20, 2013. Retrieved July 20, 2013.

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