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    The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers' baseball stadium, Siebert Field, is hosting its last game on Tuesday, May 1st. The stadium has been rarely used in the past few years due to disrepair (resulting in many Gopher games at the Metrodome -- more than were already hosted there due to cold weather), and will be demolished as a new baseball stadium is set to be built. The Gopher Facebook page put up some historical photos:

    U of M Siebert Field page

    Facebook photo gallery
    Last edited by milladrive; 04-04-2013, 05:58 AM.

  • #2
    Any renderings of the new stadium?
    It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.

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    • #3
      Some great pics. Thanks for contributing this park to the site, hofflalu. :cap:
      Put it in the books.

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      • #4
        No prob!

        Some more pics from that Facebook gallery:

        Gophers' Siebert Field Facebook photo gallery
        Last edited by milladrive; 04-04-2013, 05:58 AM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mr. Laser Beam View Post
          Any renderings of the new stadium?

          Not particularly, though I did find a PDF online that seemed to show a concept of a new Siebert & its layout (the new Siebert Field will be built on the site of the current one). Not sure of the date on this (it could be a bit outdated since there's been discussion on a new stadium for years). Here's that one:

          Possible site layout

          There are also a few sites that describe the plans (basically that demolition/construction is about to start, the new stadium will have artificial turf, and could be ready for some use by this autumn).

          Minnesota Daily (U of M student newspaper) article

          WCCO article

          GopherHole.com forum thread on new stadium

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          • #6
            A few more from the Ballpark Magic site (pics taken by the guy who runs the site):

            BallparkMagic.com page







            And, from the same site, an image & link to video of the new Siebert Field:



            Video link

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            • #7
              The baseball season is almost over so based on the weather they get what maybe 9 games here since most of college baseball in Minn. is probably really cold?
              The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.

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              • #8
                When Siebert was useable the Goofs played all games before April 1 in the dome. All games after that were at Siebert (including almost all the Big 10 season)

                Using the dome in Feb/March allowed the goofs to get a bunch of guaranteed non conference home games

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by iceberg View Post
                  When Siebert was useable the Goofs played all games before April 1 in the dome. All games after that were at Siebert (including almost all the Big 10 season)

                  Using the dome in Feb/March allowed the goofs to get a bunch of guaranteed non conference home games
                  Oh cool good to know then.
                  The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.

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                  • #10
                    ...And this is part of the reason why the Gophers have been so reticent to play at the old Siebert Field:

                    Siebert Field starts its own demolition

                    Over the weekend, one of the nine wooden poles holding up the huge black batter's eye behind the outfield fence toppled over. The pole on the far left -- looking from home plate -- fell onto the outfield grass, taking out one of the green wooden panels between the NCAA logo and the numbers 380, painted in white, indicating the distance to dead center.

                    "I'm just glad it didn't happen during our final game there versus St. Thomas," Gophers baseball coach John Anderson said. "It was awfully windy that night. Let's be thankful."
                    1ubas0523.jpg

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                    • #11
                      Siebert Field - Univ of MN

                      Does anyone have pictures of this yet? Lafferty? From the local news story this morning it looked like the "dirt" part of the infield was fieldturf as well, and only the pitcher's mound and home plate cutout were dirt. Can anyone verify that?

                      Thanks!

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                      • #12
                        new_siebert_field.jpg

                        http://www.gopherbaseballcamps.com/
                        The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.

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                        • #13
                          Thats all I could find with a quick google search at work.
                          The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.

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                          • #14
                            Looks great! Thanks Chevy.

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                            • #15
                              Really is a good looking college stadium and looks like the perfect size.
                              The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.

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