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Baseball Stadium Project

The LR baseball field opened in 1924 and has been home to the Bears baseball team ever since. Over the years, it has seen several major renovations, including the addition of permanent lights, a batting cage and a new top-of-the-line video and scoreboard.

Under first-year head coach Chris Ramirez, we have the opportunity to further enhance the stadium to be among the best facilities in Division II and elevate the experience for our student-athletes and fans.

Project Overview

  • Installation of turf in the infield and outfield to reduce weather impacts, enhance recruiting and improve the health and safety of our student-athletes
  • Addition of 225 chair-back seats with additional seating along the front bleacher aisle for handicap seating
  • All stadium seating will be covered by a canopy
  • Addition of the Dugout Club VIP Box that can hold up to 30 people
  • Addition of the President’s Box with a capacity of 20 for hospitality events
  • New radio room and press box to enhance our livestream and fan experience
  • Upgrades to the hitting facility
  • Installation of new technology for livestreaming and player development
This is an exciting project for our baseball program and our fans and will make the LR baseball field a destination that is in keeping with the stellar tradition of LR athletics.”
—Fred Whitt, President, Lenoir-Rhyne University
Baseball stadium rendering with view of field
This stadium project is the next step for Lenoir-Rhyne baseball on the path to becoming a premier program in the region and on the national level. These enhancements will not only help us with recruiting and player development, but also will allow us to have an increased role with community baseball organizations located in the Greater Hickory area.”
—Chris Ramirez, Head Coach, Lenoir-Rhyne University Baseball

Naming & Giving Opportunities

Baseball players celebrate play

Naming Opportunities

  • Baseball Stadium / Baseball Field / Press Box
  • Plaza / Grandstands / Dugouts (2)
  • VIP Box / Dugout Club / President’s Box / Concession Stand / Press Room
  • Digital Media Room
  • Grandstand section (5-7 available)
Baseball players in dugout

Stadium Club Levels

Payable over five years

  • $100K+ | Lifetime Level
  • $50K+ | Loyalty Level
  • $25K+ | Alumni Level
Baseball player swinging

Foundation Levels

Payable over three years

  • $15K+ | Gold Glove Level
  • $10K+ | Silver Slugger Level
  • $5K+ | Leadoff Level