CSUB Hardt Field

Project Details

CSUB Hardt Field
California University Bakersfield

Project Summary

CSUB officially dedicated its baseball playing and training facility, Hardt Field, on February 23, 2009. According to CSUB Campus News, “the baseball facility was officially named Hardt Field, honoring local residents Tom and Barbara Hardt who donated $1 million to make the project a reality. Mayor Harvey Hall proclaimed the day “Hardt Field Day” for the City of Bakersfield, and joined the Hardts and university officials for a ceremonious ribbon cutting.” This was the first ever baseball game for CSUB adding to the university’s transition to NCAA Division I athletics. Phase 1 construction of Hardt Field began in September 2008 with Mr. Hardt donating his time and talents as the project’s general contractor.

The seating configuration can accommodate approximately 1,000 spectators and will be poured in concrete similar to a professional stadium. This includes a first row of seats right up to the backstop and having the access from above and behind and incorporates fold-down style seats which are mounted to a concrete (stair-stepped) surface. Other components integrated into the design of the field were dugouts, bullpen, score board, first, third, and home plate camera wells, stadium / parking lighting. Also necessary were voids in the seating pattern below the upper wheelchair and semi-ambulant seats, so that standing fans would not obstruct the views of seated patrons.

Baseball Field
State of the art Backstop
Recessed Dugouts
Stadium Entry
Ticket and Merchandise space
1,250 Stadium Seats
Press Box
Concession Stand

One special consideration in the design of this field was disabled seating. This included multiple ADA accessible locations and “companion” / “semi-ambulant” seating.

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