Welcome to the Frank Eck Stadium! Home of the Irish!
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Notre Dame’s five-year-old Frank Eck Stadium has taken its place alongside some of the finer baseball facilities in the Midwest and the nation.
Upon its opening in 1994, the 2,500-seat Eck Stadium became the latest jewel among Notre Dame’s ever-expanding athletic facilities. Located on the campus’ southeast corner, Eck Stadium has become a favorite with the Irish as Notre Dame posted a 126-27 home mark (for an .824 winning percentage) during the 1994-98 seasons.
Plans to build the stadium were announced on June 7, 1991, thanks to a generous gift to the University by alumnus Frank Eck and his company, Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., of Columbus, Ohio. Eck is the firm’s chairman and chief executive officer. He graduated in 1944 with a degree in chemical engineering and later endowed a collection in that field at Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Library. Eck also has underwritten construction of the Eck Tennis Pavilion, an on-campus indoor tennis facility completed in 1987. His next campus project was the much-anticipated Eck Center, a multi-use facility that opened in February of 1999 and houses a greatly expanded Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore, headquarters for the Notre Dame Alumni Association and a new campus visitors’ center.
Eck Stadium includes spacious home and visitor locker room areas, meeting rooms and coaching facilities for each team. The stadium also houses a beautiful press box/VIP room overlooking home plate and the 2,500-seat grandstand. The stadium is illuminated by a lighting system for night play.
“We’re blessed to have such a beautiful facility,” says Irish coach Paul Mainieri. “It’s truly a first-class place to practice and a wonderful place to play. Our program takes great pride and care in the fact that we have one of the finest home fields in college baseball.”
Game Schedule for the South Bend Regional
Fri. 28 3:00 p.m. Fri. 28 7:00 p.m. Sat. 29 11:00 a.m. Sat. 29 3:00 p.m. Sat. 29 7:00 p.m. Sun. 30 1:00 p.m. Sun. 30 6:00 p.m.