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The 8,000 seat, natural grass stadium includes 28 luxury suites, five party decks, six food and beverage outlets, a souvenir shop and a club lounge.
One of the premier college ballparks in the country, Hammons Field was built by Missouri State alumnus John Q. Hammons. The facility features offices for the Missouri State coaching staff as well as separate dressing room and training facilities for the Bears. A 120-feet by 120-feet indoor practice facility that includes retractable batting cages and a FieldTurf surface is also available for the Bears.
Hammons Field also became the home of the St. Louis Cardinals AA affiliate, the Springfield Cardinals, in 2005.
In 2004, in the Bears’ first year at Hammons Field, Missouri State averaged 3,759 fans per game. With 20 home games and 75,186 total fans attending Bears games, MSU ranked ninth in the NCAA in attendance average, and 26th in total attendance.
In 2005, the Bears had 38,294 fans turn out for the 28 home games at Hammons Field with crowds as high as 3,415. Missouri State ranked 41st in the country in average attendance and 42nd overall in total home attendance.
The 2006 season saw 25,407 fans pass through the gates for 25 home games with a season-high attendance of 3,892, while 29,027 fans attended games in 2007 with a high of 3,712.
In four years at Hammons Field, 167,554 fans have attended games.