Plainsman Park
Quick Facts - As of February 1st, 2015
  Name Samford Stadium
  Field Hitchcock Field at Plainsman Park
  Opened 1950
  Capacity 4,096
  Seating Seating Chart
  Field Type Natural Grass
  Total Games 1,573
  Record 1,094 - 479 (.695)

Auburn's baseball home, Samford Stadium-Hitchcock Field at Plainsman Park, seats 4,096, including 3,227 chairback seats. The design combines the look of old-time ballparks with academic buildings on the Auburn campus to create a facade of brick and painted steel.

Inside, the park offers the brick backstop of Wrigley Field, the dark green chairback seats of Camden Yards and the Green Monster of Fenway Park.

The intimacy of the park extends to the position of the spectators. The front row box seats are located close to the infield action, just four feet off the ground and only 40 feet from the first and third base bags. The backstop is just 60 feet from home plate.

Down the left field line perched above the box seats, a terraced area allows for another 750 fans to enjoy Auburn baseball.

Besides the playing field and grand stands, the structure also houses the Tigers' clubhouse, which features a locker room, training and equipment areas, an indoor hitting tunnel, a team lounge area, coaches' offices and umpire dressing room.


Auburn baseball moved its home to the present location in time for the 1950 season. Prior to that, all home games were played on what is now a campus green behind the east side of Jordan-Hare Stadium. Plainsman Park was host to the 1978 NCAA South Regional and NCAA Regionals in 1999, 2003 and 2010.

The Park has also witnessed the budding baseball careers of Bo Jackson, Tim Hudson, Gregg Olson, Scott Sullivan and Frank Thomas. In 1994, John Powell struck out LSU's Warren Morris at Plainsman Park to set the NCAA career strikeout record. Powell also set the SEC all-time strikeout mark at Plainsman Park against Arkansas in 1993.

The field is named in honor of Billy and Jimmy Hitchcock, brothers who became two of Auburn's most noteworthy athletic performers during the 1930s. In 1997 Plainsman Park was renamed Hitchcock Field at Plainsman Park.

The university renamed the facility Samford Stadium-Hitchcock Field at Plainsman Park in May of 2003, naming the stadium after long-time Auburn Board of Trustee Member W. James "Jimmy" Samford, Jr. Jimmy Samford, who passed away in December of 2003, worked tirelessly in spearheading the efforts for the renovations of Plainsman Park in the late 1990s.

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