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PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 620 BOWERS BLVD.


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DON SANDERS BASEBALL STADIUM FIELD DETAILS

Baseball Seating Capacity.........1,163
Baseball Field Dimensions:
Left field foul line...........330 feet
Left center....................375 feet
Center field...................400 feet
Right center...................375 feet
Right field foul line..........330 feet

DON SANDERS STADIUM RECORDS
Date Opponent Attendance
5/01/2012 Texas A&M..........................2,036
5/06/2008 Texas A&M..........................1,821
4/16/2013 Texas A&M..........................1,752
3/17/2015 Baylor.............................1,729
5/04/2010 Texas A&M..........................1,517
4/08/2014 Baylor.............................1,336
2/13/2015 Wichita State......................1,257
2/14/2006 Texas A&M..........................1,253
4/17/2012 Houston............................1,244
4/15/2014 Houston............................1,191
3/20/2013 Baylor.............................1,188
4/23/2013 Texas-Arlington....................1,185
3/04/2008 Rice...............................1,149

SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE HOME RECORDS
Date Opponent Attendance
5/03/2015 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi...........1,132
3/30/2014 Northwestern State.................1,102
5/01/2015 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi...........1,034
5/16/2015 Lamar..............................1,015
5/02/2015 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi...........1,001
5/03/2014 Stephen F. Austin....................965
5/02/2014 Stephen F. Austin....................919
5/16/2014 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.............894
5/17/2014 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.............870
3/29/2014 Northwestern State...................863
3/24/2012 Texas State..........................834

 Don Sanders

Don Sanders Baseball Stadium, Sam Houston State University's $5.5 million facility, opened Feb. Feb. 11, 2006, with a 16-3 victory over Texas Southern.

The stadium is named to honor Houston entrepreneur and philanthropist Don Sanders who donated $1 million to establish an endowment fund to enhance the baseball program at Sam Houston State University, Sanders' alma mater.

Sanders is founder and chairman of the investment firm Sanders Morris Harris. He is a former owner of the Houston Sports Association and the Houston Astros Baseball Club and currently, along with Nolan Ryan, is co-owner of Ryan-Sanders Baseball. Ryan-Sanders Baseball owns the Texas Rangers' Class AAA Round Rock Express and the Astros' Class AA Corpus Christi Hooks.

Sanders is pictured at left with Sam Houston director of athletics Bobby Williams, former head baseball coach Mark Johnson, baseball great Nolan Ryan and former university president Dr. Jim Gaertner at the dedication ceremony for the facility.

Sanders is a leading figure in Houston in a variety of civic, corporate and financial enterprises. He was the founder and chairman of the Houston Police Foundation and was a member of the University of Houston System Board of Regents and Houston Police Pension System. In 2001, he was named Houston Interfaith Charities' "Sportsman of the Year." His current board affiliations include the Nolan Ryan Foundation, the DePelchin Children's Center, and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.

The facility is located east of the Bowers Stadium football facility and includes not only the stadium, but also spacious dressing areas, indoor hitting cages, lights, and coaches' offices. It is the newest baseball complex in the Southland Conference.

"Our first class baseball facility will enable our programs to recruit quality student-athletes and provide an excellent atmosphere to watch college baseball," SHSU director of athletics Bobby Williams said. "The facility upgrade was long overdue and can compete with any of the top baseball programs in the nation."

Sam Houston's Don Sanders Stadium was the site of the 2008 Southland Conference post-season tournament and each spring hosts numerous high school state playoff games.

In 2013, thanks to the generous donations from Don Sanders and Bud Haney, Sam Houston began the installation of a top-of-the-line $300,000 video board for the 2014 season. The board is 31 feet, 10.4 inches tall by 36 feet wide and features a 20mm video display with 198 lines of resolution by 360 columns of resolution. The feature plays a tremendous role in enhancing the game day experience for players and fans, showing replays, highlights, player info and more during the course of a game.

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