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Lambert Field (Baseball)

Directions
Lambert Fieldhouse (800 West Stadium Avenue)

From Indianapolis
Take I-65 North to State Road 25 (exit 175).
Take a left on State Road 25, towards Lafayette, for approximately 1 mile.
Turn right on U.S. 52. Stay on U.S. 52 for approximately 2 miles to Yeager Road (fourth stoplight).
Turn left on Yeager Road.
Turn left on Northwestern Ave. (first stoplight).
For Football Parking: Follow traffic signs for permit parking or non-permit parking.
For Mackey Arena, Holloway Gymnasium, Lambert Fieldhouse and Mollenkopf Athletic Center: Follow Northwestern Ave. for approximately 0.5 mile. Parking for Mackey Arena, Hollway Gymnasium, Lambert Fieldhouse and Mollenkopf Athletic Center is on the right.

From Chicago
Take I-65 South to State Road 43 (exit 178).
Turn right off ramp.
Follow State Road 43 approximately 7 miles to the fourth stoplight (State Street/State Road 26 West).
Turn right on State Road 26 (State Street).
Turn right at second stoplight (Grant Street).
Follow Grant Street to next stoplight.
Turn left on Northwestern Avenue.
For Football Parking: Follow traffic signs for permit parking or non-permit parking.
For Mackey Arena, Holloway Gymnasium, Lambert Fieldhouse and Mollenkopf Athletic Center: Follow Northwestern Ave. for approximately 0.5 mile. Parking for Mackey Arena, Holloway Gymnasium, Lambert Fieldhouse and Mollenkopf Athletic Center is on the right.


Purdue baseball has called Lambert Field home since it opened in 1965. The field was named for legendary Purdue baseball and basketball coach Ward 'Piggy' Lambert, who coached the Boilermaker nine in 1917, from 1919 to 1935 and again from 1945 to 1946, compiling a career record of 163-156-7.

Baseball moved into the confines of Lambert Field in 1965 when construction began on Mackey Arena. The previous home of Purdue baseball was Old Lambert Field, formerly Ross-Ade Field, which was located on Northwestern Avenue adjacent to Lambert Fieldhouse. Prior to 1940, the Boilermakers played its home games at Stuart Field, located at the present site of the Elliott Hall of Music.

Lambert Field seats 1,100 fans and measures 340 feet down the lines, 375 feet to the power alleys and 408 feet to centerfield.

The complex was upgraded after the 1990 season with the addition of the current press box and renovated stands, thanks to the generosity of W. George Eversman, his wife Ruth, sons George H. and Walter, and the support of former varsity baseball players and fans. The scoreboard was installed in 1994, and a yearly Lambert Field renovation plan was introduced in 1999. Among the recent upgrades are a new wooden outfield wall, a screen behind the wall in left field to protect cars in the adjacent parking lot, an irrigation system in the infield, new bullpens, reconfiguration of the fences in foul territory, and a new backstop.

In 2002, Lambert Field served as the host field for the Indiana North-South All-Star Game.