Major enhancements to iconic home of the two-time national champion VandyBoys will create unique game day experience
Vanderbilt revealed artistic renderings for major enhancements to Hawkins Field, home of Vanderbilt baseball and the two-time national champion VandyBoys. A cornerstone of Vandy United’s recently announced Dare to Grow phase, the Hawkins Field initiative creates extensive premium seating opportunities, expands capacity and reimagines the game day experience for supporters of one of college baseball’s most successful programs.
“Hawkins Field and the VandyBoys represent Vanderbilt at its best, and I’m excited to create a game day experience that sets a new standard for college baseball,” said Candice Storey Lee, vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletic director. “As Vandy United becomes part of our Dare to Grow comprehensive campaign, this is our moment to act. Coming together as One Vanderbilt will make this project possible, and every gift is an investment in one of our greatest assets. The VandyBoys are one of a kind, so visiting Hawkins Field to watch them compete should be an experience like no other.”
The initiative maintains and celebrates the venerable stadium’s role as a hub of the Frist Athletics Village—in the best spirit of neighborhood ballparks such as Fenway Park and Wrigley Field. This initiative depends on community support, and alumni and supporters can help shape the future of Hawkins Field by making a gift of any size.
“Coach Corbin and the VandyBoys have long been an example of how we set the same high standards for ourselves in athletics as we do across the rest of the university,” said Vanderbilt Chancellor Daniel Diermeier. “Today’s announcement is further proof that, through the historic Vandy United effort, we will give all those who strive for excellence the tools to succeed and reach the full heights of their potential.”
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