Located on 32 acres one-half mile west of the University of Nebraska campus, Hawks Field at Haymarket Park is widely recognized as one of the top college ballparks in the nation. Hawks Field features 4,419 chair-back seats with an up-close view of the action. Berm seating along both lines and throughout the outfield can handle more than 4,000 fans, providing another affordable family-friendly option. Hawks Field also features 16 suites, a club level lounge and a spacious, two-level press box with four radio and television booths.
The playing surface of Kentucky Bluegrass is the only college field in the country to be a two-time Field of the Year by the Sports Turf Managers Association, winning the honor in both 2004 and 2007. The $29.53 million complex includes medical and laundry facilities, coaches’ offices and team lockers and a team lounge, all located in the baseball office building overlooking left field. The Husker clubhouse was completely remodeled in January of 2010, with a new entryway, remodeled player lockers, new locker chairs, electronic reclining theater seating, a team dining area, two 25-inch touch-screen monitors, a new video messaging system and a gaming area.
Prior to the start of the 2012 season, a new LED videoboard was installed that is nearly three times the size and resolution for the ballpark's original video screen. The widescreen display is 17 feet tall and 34 feet wide, allowing Nebraska's HuskerVision department to display introductions for each player, highlights and live crowd shots during the game.
The Huskers have enjoyed playing at Hawks Field since its opening in 2002, posting a record of 249-88-1 (.738) over the past 11 seasons.
The largest crowd in school history occurred on April 14, 2006 when Nebraska defeated Texas A&M in front of 8,757 fans. During the same season, Nebraska had a school-record 5,092 fans per game at Hawks Field.
During the 2012 season, over 114,000 fans came to Hawks Field for Nebraska's 30 home games. NU ranked in the top 20 nationally in both total and average attendance in 2012.
In addition to Hawks Field at Haymarket Park, the Nebraska baseball team enjoys several first-class support facilities. In the fall of 2011 the Huskers opened a new $4.75 million dollar indoor training facility at Haymarket Park. The indoor complex has space for infield play, batting cages and pitching tunnels as well as netting for live hitting.
The Tom and Nancy Osborne Athletic Complex opened in the fall of 2006 to provide Nebraska with the finest athletic facilities in the nation. The Osborne Complex serves as the new home of Nebraska’s Strength Complex, Athletic Medicine Center and NU’s administrative offices.
The Huskers also have access to the Hawks Championship Center, which has an indoor field and us perfect for conducting team workouts throughout the year. An indoor sky bridge connects the Hawks Championship Center with Memorial Stadium, allowing Husker student-athletes to study, eat, life and practice without battling the elements.
The Haymarket Park Indoor Practice Facility was completed last fall at a cost of $4.75 million. The Haymarket Park Indoor Practice Facility was specifically designed for baseball and softball and has 18,000 square feet of climate-controlled practice space that allows for working on all phases of the game. The space can be configured to utilize as many as six spacious batting cages.
The cages can also be retracted to open up all of the 120-foot by 150-foot space for live game simulation. The entire facility is netted, allowing for the Huskers to take live batting practice. The field turf surface looks and feels like real grass, and the field includes anchors to lock down bases for use during practices.