Located just west of Interstate 180 and Memorial Stadium, and just north of the Historic Haymarket area, the Haymarket Park sports complex creates a visually appealing gateway to the Star City. With a pedestrian walkway connecting the stadium complex to both the Haymarket and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus, the stadium is a convenient addition to the downtown area.
Great care has been taken to design a sports complex that is modern, yet still embraces the time-honored traditions of baseball and the proud heritage that is the Haymarket. The name Haymarket Park embodies the essence of the history of baseball, and the history of Lincoln itself.
Built in 2001 – Saltdogs first season 2001, Huskers first season 2002
There was nothing on this site before the stadium
Built for $17 million
Joint venture between the University, Nebco, and the City of Lincoln
City of Lincoln owns the ground, leased by University and NEBCO
Has 4,400 seats, sits 4,100 in berms. Capacity of 8,500
Some of the biggest crowds have been Super Regionals for the Huskers, and the All-Star game that the Saltdogs hosted
Considered an “Open View” Stadium – means you can walk all the way around the ballpark and never lose site of the game
The grass is a “Kentucky Blue Grass”
The infield is clay, not dirt
There are four major concessions stands
Levy restaurants is the office concessionaire of Haymarket Park
There are 16 Skybox Suites, 12 are owned by companies, 4 are rented out
The “Sub Air” system is a system of pipes that have air flow through them that can be used to heat the ground, or can be reversed to suck water out of the ground. It is one of only a few systems like it in the world. The system that resembles ours the most is found in Ireland on a soccer field. It is housed in the building between softball and baseball
This field is used more for games, practices, camps, and events than almost any other field in the nation
Grounds crew has received field of the year, every year
We have had three major concerts here – Bob Dylan & Willie Nelson, Def Leapord & Bryan Adams, and Bob Dylan & John Mellencamp
The Saltdogs offices and Husker Baseball and Softball offices are located here.
The Saltdogs picked Haymarket Park, the Huskers picked Hawks Field, Hawks is the name of the one of the major donors that helped
There are 14 full time staff for the Saltdogs that are here year around
Picnic areas down the first and third base side