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Nelson Rd & 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 table. 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.
Women's and men's restrooms are in the main plaza area.
Home to Stanford Baseball
Often called the most beautiful college baseball facility in the country, Klein Field at Sunken Diamond was originally constructed in 1931, and is located a short distance south of Stanford Stadium. The “Sunken Diamond” name comes from the excavation to provide fill for the earthen berm within which Stanford Stadium was built in 1921, leaving a large, sunken field.
The original dimensions were 360 feet to left field, 350 to right, and 500 feet to center. In 1978, a new 7-foot high fence was installed, bringing the dimensions to the current 335 to both left and right field, and 400 to center. The outfield fence height was increased to 10 feet in 1995.
Major renovation prior to the 2001 season added to Sunken Diamond’s beauty. The facelift included new dugouts, a three-tier press box, and stadium-style seating which brought the seated capacity to 2,113. Popular seating on the famous grass berms on both the first and third base sides give Klein Field at Sunken Diamond a total capacity of 4,000.
The Bud D. Klein Varsity Clubhouse was completed prior to the 1988 season. The structure includes the locker room, coaches’ offices, training room, equipment room, and alumni reception room (Diamond Suite). The clubhouse was made possible by Bud Klein and his children Tom, Dick, Steve and Kathy.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.
Sunken Diamond has served as a host site for 15 NCAA Regional Tournaments and 4 NCAA Super Regionals. A Sunken Diamond record of 4,172 fans witnessed the 1997 NCAA West Regional Final between Stanford and Fresno State.
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.
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 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. Children under two years of age are allowed in without a ticket, but must share a seat with their guardian.
Advanced tickets may be purchased online at GoStanford.com, or at the Stanford Athletics Ticket Office, located at Gate 2 of Stanford Stadium.
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Closed Holidays.
For ticket information, please contact the Stanford Athletics Ticket Office at:
Buy tickets at GoStanford.com
Mailing Address: 641 E. Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305
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.
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: Nelson Road and 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: