Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium

Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium

Opened during the 1983 season, Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium has welcomed more than four million fans to watch the finest in college baseball action. Haggard Plaza greets fans at the first base entrance, while the Griffin Family Clubhouse has been FSU’s locker room since a 2004 renovation. The Mike Loynd Tradition Room houses all of Florida State baseball’s notable achievements since its first season in 1948.

The team areas at the stadium also include a weight room, a training room, a coaches locker room and an alumni locker room for former Seminoles to utilize when they return to Dick Howser Stadium in their offseason. The equipment room is also located within the stadium.

A timeline of notable renovations and moments include:

  • 1948-53: FSU baseball played at Centennial Field in downtown Tallahassee, the same location that FSU football played for its first three seasons in 1947-49.
  • 1954: FSU’s first baseball game on the current site of Dick Howser Stadium is played.
  • 1983: Seminole Field opens on March 1 for a game between LSU and Florida State after a $1,000,000 renovation is completed.
  • 1986: The iconic right field wall is erected, standing 30 feet tall at its peak.
  • 1988: Originally named Seminole Field, the stadium is named in honor of Dick Howser, FSU’s first baseball All-American and first MLB Draft selection. He went on to be an MLB All-Star and was the 1985 manager of the World Series-winning Kansas City Royals before passing at the age of 51. He was Florida State’s head coach in 1979 between stints managing the New York Yankees. An exhibition game between FSU and the Kansas City Royals featured George Brett and Bo Jackson unveiling a bust of Howser that currently stands in Haggard Plaza.
  • 1994: Dick Howser Stadium welcomes its 1,000,000th
  • 2001: Dick Howser Stadium named the best college baseball field in the country.
  • 2004: Dick Howser Stadium expands to current capacity of 6,700.
  • 2004: Dick Howser Stadium welcomes its 2,000,000th
  • 2005: Florida State University named the field after legendary coach Mike Martin. Martin was Florida State’s head coach from 1980 to 2019, holding the record for most wins in college baseball history with 2,029 and coaching his final 14 seasons on the field that bears his name.
  • 2008: FSU sets a record with 202,132 fans passing through the gates as Buster Posey led the Seminoles to the College World Series.
  • 2009: Dick Howser Stadium welcomes its 3,000,000th
  • 2014: rated one of the Top 100 best stadium experiences across all sports in the United States and Canada; one of eight college baseball stadiums to make the ranking.
  • 2014: home attendance eclipses 5,000 per game when 5,019 fans on average see Jameis Winston – the reigning football national champion and Heisman Trophy winner – and the Seminoles play.
  • 2015: Dick Howser Stadium welcomes its 4,000,000th
  • 2018: FSU introduced a new video board in left field, measuring over 60 feet high and 1,981 total square feet. Nearly seven times larger than the previous board that had stood since the 2004 renovation, it was the second-largest in college baseball when installed.
  • 2019: Weight room renovated and expanded and now covers over 1,800 square feet of workout space and state-of-the-art equipment from Sorinex Exercise Equipment.
  • 2020: Musco LED light system installed. The system includes an in-game entertainment package that allows the lights to be used for introductions and home runs.
  • 2022: After years of green padding throughout the stadium, garnet pads were installed along the foul lines and on the outfield wall.
  • 2023: Under first-year head coach Link Jarrett, a new TifTuf Bermuda Grass playing surface was installed, as well as FieldTurf artificial turf outside of the foul lines, at home plate and in the Florida State bullpen. Concourse renovations throughout Dick Howser Stadium also now reflect the storied history of Florida State baseball.

NCAA Tournament baseball hosted at Dick Howser (33): 1983-1989, 1991-1995, 1997-2005, 2007-2018

Stadium Quick Facts

Dimensions320' right - 400' center - 340' left
Alleys360-RC; 365-LC
Height of Wall10'
Height of Right Field Screen30'
Playing SurfaceNatural Grass (Bermuda)
Opening DayMarch 29, 1983
First Game ResultFSU 5, LSU 15
First Day Crowd:1,305
First RunTommy Zoeller (FSU)
First HitZoeller, single to left
First RBIDanny Dowell (FSU), single to score Zoeller
First BatterJohn Morse (LSU)
First PutoutRick Figueredo (FSU), 5-3 putout on Morse
First AssistMark Barineau (FSU) on Morse grounder
First DoubleRonnie Corbett (LSU), sixth inning
First TripleRonnie Corbett (LSU), eighth inning
First Home Run:Rick Figueredo (FSU), fifth inning
FSU in Dick Howser Stadium: 1,203-278-1 (.812)

Season Home Attendance

198558103,552 1,785
198645118,897 2,642
19884686,628 1,884
19894687,240 1,896
19934280,757 2,019
199435106,352 2,532
19973298,622 2,595
200937184,227 4,724
201140176,859 4,654

Top 20 Dick Howser Stadium Crowds

1.Miami4/19/08 6,789
2.Miami4/18/08 6,756
3.Florida 4/15/08 6,737
4.Florida 4/10/12 6,730
5.Florida 4/9/13 6,719
6.Miami4/15/06 6,715
8.Florida4/14/15 6,634
9.Miami3/1/14 6,593
10.Florida4/18/07 6,574
11.Georgia2/22/14 6,568
12.Duke4/13/13 6,561
13.Auburn3/1/08 6,544
14.Florida4/13/10 6,526
15.Texas6/8/03 6,524
16.Florida4/8/14 6,514
17.Auburn6/4/05 6,398
18.Florida3/30/05 6,393
19.Miami4/10/04 6,393
20.Florida4/12/11 6,357


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