Sanders Baseball Stadium

530 Bowers Boulevard
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Timeline

Dec. 2003 Construction begins
2005 Construction completed
Feb. 11, 2006 First home game at Bearkat Baseball Complex
Jan. 2007 Renamed Sanders Baseball Stadium
May 12, 2012 Largest crowd in history

Namesake

Don Sanders

Architect

Lockwood, Andrews & Newman, Inc.

Contractor(s)

Turner Construction Co.

Sanders Baseball Stadium

A photograph of the land east of Bowers Stadium was the York Field Events Center.


Sanders Baseball Stadium

An early proposal for the baseball and softball fields.


Sanders Baseball Stadium

A view from the football stadium looking east at new construction.


Sanders Baseball Stadium

Construction of the field.


Sanders Baseball Stadium

The baseball complex was renamed in Sanders Stadium in January 2007 and this photo from March shows the temporary signage affixed to the southern entrance.


Sanders Baseball Stadium

The baseball complex was renamed in Sanders Stadium in January 2007 and this photo from March shows where Don Sanders parked when visiting.


Sanders Baseball Stadium

Signage out front Sanders Stadium.


Sources

  1. President's Update, February 2003

The Sanders Baseball Stadium is part of the Athletics Complex on the eastern edge of campus at the intersection of Bowers Boulevard and Sycamore Avenue. Structures associated with the stadium include:

Prior to the 2006 season, Bearkat baseball was played southwest of campus at Holleman Field.

The baseball stadium complex seats 1,163 spectators and contains additional amenities such as offices, locker rooms and lights - making it the first Bearkat baseball field to allow for night games.

The season opener at Bearkat Baseball Complex, rained out on February 10, was played February 11, 2006 with the Bearkats winning the first contest in the new stadium over Texas Southern 16-3; they would go on to sweep the series 3-0. SHSU President James Gaertner threw out the first pitch.

The stadium's largest capcity crowd was 2,036 during a May 1, 2012 contest against Texas A&M.

Field dimensions of the ballpark are:

  • Left field foul line: 330 feet.
  • Left center: 375 feet.
  • Center field: 400 feet.
  • Right center: 375 feet.
  • Right field foul line: 330 feet.

It was announced in the project's early stages that once this field was completed that the university planned "to carry the name, Holleman Field, to the new site," but this did not occur [1]. The complex was renamed in honor of Sanders in January 2007.


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