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Vanderbilt University - Hawkins Field

Vanderbilt University - Hawkins Field
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Among the finest college baseball parks in the nation, Hawkins Field serves as the home of the Vanderbilt Commodores. Hawkins Field greets all fans with chairback seats close to the field of play, a 35-foot wall in left field that provides unique opportunities for excitement, and a first-rate field that prevents bad hops and promotes dazzling defensive gems from the infielders and outfielders alike.

With a brick and rod-iron fence design, Hawkins Field features a classic baseball park atmosphere coupled with a modern design that includes more than 2,000 chairback seats and a state-of-the-art press box. Still nestled along side Vanderbilt Stadium and Memorial Gymnasium on the west end of campus, the ballpark was constructed as the Commodores’ first baseball-only facility in school history. It was built near the exact location of McGugin Field, which served as Vanderbilt baseball’s home field for 76 years and part-time football practice field.

The complex is named for the Charles Hawkins Family. Charles Hawkins III, the stadium’s namesake, was a long-time contributor to the Vanderbilt community, who graciously donated more than $2 million to the stadium project. A successful real estate developer, Hawkins played baseball and football for the Commodores from 1952-1954 and became the first Vanderbilt pitcher to earn All-Southeastern Conference honors. His father, Charles Hawkins II, lettered in both baseball and football at Vanderbilt in the mid-1920s. Charlie Hawkins passed away

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Vanderbilt University - Hawkins Field

2600 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville, TN 37212

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