Eck Stadium boasts a spacious press box that is located directly behind home plate.
The press box can be outfitted to comfortably seat 25 staff and media members and provides a panoramic view of Eck Stadium, in addition to the outlying athletics facilities that feature practice sessions and games involving the Irish football, soccer and lacrosse teams. Other amenities within the press box include a restroom and storage area, plus a 42-inch flat screen TV with HD/DVR capabilities, series of video monitors that provide real-time game stats and updated season stats for each player as the game progresses. One other addition beginning with the 2000 season was an enclosed, near-soundproof booth within the press box that is used for TV and radio broadcasts.
At the 1995 Notre Dame alumni game, the University officially named Eck Stadium’s playing surface Jake Kline Field, in honor of the program’s winningest coach. Kline won 558 games in his 42-year career (1934-75).
The 2006 season featured a record-setting, season-long turnout at Jake Kline Field at Frank Eck Stadium – with an average of 2,514 fans per game including seven of the eight largest crowds in the stadium’s history. A sampling of the teams from the May 7, 2006, edition of Baseball America’s top-25 poll showed that Notre Dame’s record-setting home attendance average ranked 11th-highest among those elite top-25 teams.
Both programs also utilize the Loftus Center and Haggar Fitness Center for indoor training and off-pitch weight work.