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151 Sam McDonald Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
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Klein Field at Sunken Diamond is not accessible to the public on non-game days. The gates open approximately 1 hour prior to first pitch (subject to change).
To schedule a tour of the facility, please contact Facilities & Operations at (650) 723-1949.
Guest Services is located in the main plaza at the Marketing Tent. It is the headquarters for all customer service and general information that we provide for our guests. Lost and found articles are handled at the ticket office.
The main concession stand is located behind the press box. Several auxiliary stands are positioned along the lower walkway.
There is a varsity locker room and shower facility in the Bud D. Klein Varsity Clubhouse.
Women's and men's restrooms are in the main plaza area.
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The new seating has sections named after Jack Shepard, Vince Sakowski, Clarke Nelson and Lefty May. The press box has been renamed the Bud D. Klein Press Box and the home dugout is named after former Cardinal head coaches Harry Wolter, Everett Dean, Dutch Fehring and Ray Young.
Located a short distance from Stanford Stadium (football field), the facility was originally constructed in 1931 and continues to have a seating capacity of 4,000.
In addition to being the home of Stanford Baseball, Sunken Diamond has also served as a host site for 11 NCAA Regional Tournaments - 1983, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001, 2002, as well as NCAA Super Regionals in 1999, 2000 and 2002. A Sunken Diamond record of 4,172 fans witnessed the 1997 NCAA West Regional Final between Stanford and Fresno State.
The original fences measured 360 feet in left field, 500 feet in center and 350 feet in right. In 1978, a seven-foot high permanent inner fence was installed with measurements of 335 in left, 400 in center and 335 in right, replacing a portable fence of the same dimensions used in 1966. The seven-foot fence was increased to 10 feet in 1995.
Prior to the 2001 remodeling, numerous improvements were made to Klein Field at Sunken Diamond during the 1990's to keep it among the best in the nation. The most significant addition was made on February 2, 1996, when lights were turned on for the first time in school history and No. 2 Stanford beat No. 1 Cal State Fullerton, 5-0. Eight towers (two 100-foot, two 90-foot and four 80-foot poles) containing one hundred fifty-eight 1500-watt metal halide luminaries light the playing field and foul areas. All the luminaries are equipped with "Level 8" Optics system, which greatly reduce the glare to players and fans.
Several other new features or renovations were noticeable at Sunken Diamond in 1996, including the 10-foot outfield fence, refurbished bullpen areas, a landscaped entry-way and a concrete walkway with railings which runs throughout the grandstand, and an equipment storage shed and player restroom in the batting cage area. In addition, 140 new oak trees were planted behind the outfield fence. Future plans call for improvements to the players and coaches clubhouse area.
A renovated batting cage area, completed in the fall of 1989, is considered one of the best in collegiate baseball. The area includes two full-length tunnel cages that open up to accommodate eight hitting areas.
The Bud D. Klein Varsity Clubhouse was completed prior to the 1988 season. The structure includes the player's locker room, coaches offices, men's and women's restrooms, training room, equipment room, ticket office, and alumni reception room (Diamond Suite). The clubhouse was made possible by Bud Klein and his children - Tom, Dick, Steve and Kathy.
The Stanford Baseball program would like to thank the Diamond Club and John Arrillaga for their generous contributions and continuing support of Cardinal Baseball and Klein Field at Sunken Diamond.
The Bud D. Klein Varsity Clubhouse, completed prior to the 1988 season, helps keep Klein Field at Sunken Diamond among the most beautiful collegiate baseball facilities in the nation. The Stanford baseball program would like to extend its warmest thanks to Bud Klein and his family for their generosity and continued support of Stanford Baseball.
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Klein Field at Sunken Diamond Ticket Office is located on the north side of the stadium and is available for game-day tickets only. Ticket windows open one hour prior to game time.
The fixed seating capacity of Klein Field at Sunken Diamond is 2,113. With the addition of disabled seating and general admission lawn seating, the total seating capacity of the facility is 4,000. The fixed seating in the facility is individual 20 to 22-inch wide theater-style seats. Grass lawns with available eating are located along 1st and 3rd base sides.
Klein Field at Sunken Diamond has reserved and general admission seats for guests with disabilities in a variety of locations. Reserved seats are located along the upper and lower walkways. General admission disabled seats are located next to the 1st and 3rd base lawns.
Address: 151 Sam McDonald Mall, Stanford, CA 94305 - Directions (Google Maps)
Parking is located in the Varsity Parking Lot. It can be accessed via Nelson Road, off of Galvez Street, south of Stanford Stadium. Disabled spaces are available at the south end of the parking lot. A Disabled Placard (from any state) will be necessary to access the disabled parking spaces. The entrance to Klein Field at Sunken Diamond is off of the southwest corner of the parking lot.
Stanford's athletic facilities accommodate disabled guests by wheelchair ramps, lowered drinking fountains, Braille signage, wider doorways, and the following services: