Bulldog Park

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Bulldog Park serves as the home of Butler's baseball team. Located just behind Hinkle Fieldhouse and the Butler Bowl, Bulldog Park provides a nostalgic setting for collegiate baseball, with seating for up to 500 spectators and a fully functional press box. The field features symmetrical dimensions, stretching 330 feet down both lines, 370 feet to the gaps and an even 400 feet to the batter's eye in dead center.

The Butler dugout stretches along the third-base line, adjacent to the team's indoor hitting facility. The visiting team's dugout is along the first-base side. The bullpens are located in foul territory in both corners of the outfield.

Originally a multi-purpose baseball field and football practice field, Bulldog Park became a baseball-only facility following substantial renovations during the 1990s, which saw the addition of a permanent outfield fence, bleachers, dugouts and a press box. Since its conversion, the field has been home to numerous players who have gone on to play in the professional ranks, including current major leagues Pat Neshek and Dan Johnson.

In the fall of 2011, the facility undewent major upgrades. With the help of alum Mike Gavin, a brick wall was added behind home plate. The field also added professional-style netting and a backstop to replace the chain-link fence. Also, ground-level bench seating and walk-in dugouts were added thanks to Rob Yeary and donations from the baseball class of 2001.

There is also a concrete patio next to Butler's dugout and an engraved donor walk, where Bulldogs past and present can leave their legacy at Bulldog Park.