Hammons Field

Minor league baseball stadium in Springfield, Missouri

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Hammons Field
Hammons Field
Full nameJohn Q. Hammons Field
Location955 East Trafficway
Springfield, MO 65802-3671
(417) 863-0395
Coordinates37°12′40″N 93°16′47″W / 37.21111°N 93.27972°W / 37.21111; -93.27972Coordinates: 37°12′40″N 93°16′47″W / 37.21111°N 93.27972°W / 37.21111; -93.27972
OwnerJohn Q. Hammons Industries
OperatorJohn Q. Hammons Industries
Capacity10,486 (7,986 seats plus 2,500 general admission) [5]
Field sizeLeft Field: 315 feet (96.0 m)
Left-Center: 365 feet (111.3 m)
Center Field: 400 feet (122.0 m)
Right-Center: 365 feet (111.3 m)
Right Field: 330 feet (100.6 m)
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke groundJuly 17, 2002[1]
OpenedApril 2, 2004[2]
Construction cost$32 million
($43.3 million in 2019 dollars[3])
ArchitectCDFM2
Pellham-Phillips-Hagerman
Structural engineerWells & Scaletty[4]
General contractorKillian Construction Co.
Tenants
Springfield Cardinals (TL) (2005–present)
Missouri State Bears (NCAA) (2004–present)
Missouri Valley Conference Baseball Tournament (2004, 2007, 2012)

Hammons Field is a minor league baseball stadium located in Springfield, Missouri, with a capacity of 7,986 plus approximately 2,500 general admission seating. The facility, funded entirely by local businessman, hotel mogul and benefactor John Q. Hammons, is the centerpiece of the midtown development project, Jordan Valley Park, on the corner of Sherman Avenue and Trafficway Boulevard. Completed in April 2004, it is home to the Springfield Cardinals, the Double-A Texas League affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals as well as the Missouri State University Bears.

Hammons built the ballpark before he had a minor league team secured to play in the stadium, though he steadfastly assured local residents it would be the Double-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. He was ultimately able to persuade the Cardinals to purchase the El Paso Diablos franchise of the Texas League from the Brett Bros. and relocate it to Springfield. They became the Springfield Cardinals soon thereafter when the parent club ended its brief two-year affiliation with the Tennessee Smokies of the Southern League.

  1. ^ Nina, Rao (July 18, 2002). "Project Expected to be Completed by March 1, 2004". Springfield News-Leader. Retrieved March 2, 2012.
  2. ^ Knight, Graham. "Hammons Field". Baseball Pilgrimages. Retrieved September 18, 2011.
  3. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  4. ^ Wells, Jeffrey D. (August 2004). "Play Ball!" (PDF). Modern Steel Construction. Retrieved September 21, 2011.
  5. ^ Mock, Joe. "Hammons Field in Springfield, MO". Baseball Parks. Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. Retrieved September 21, 2011.

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