Lee R. Jackson Baseball Field

Moved to its present site (adjacent to the UA soccer field) at Lee Jackson Field in 1972, the Zips' diamond has undergone several upgrades over the years to keep it among the finest college facilities in Northeast Ohio. These improvements have generated a great sense of pride in the Zips' "home field."

Akron has compiled a 412-298-4 mark at Lee Jackson Field over 38 years. Thanks to the dedicated effort of grounds supervisor Jim Fleming, the Zips were able to construct new bullpens outside the existing fence lines in recent years.

In addition, a $45,000 project to install a new net-and-cable system backstop was completed prior to the 2002 season. Future projects include: a complete re-grading of the infield surface and the addition of 100-150 chair-back seats behind the new backstop. Upgrades are expected over the next few seasons as part of the Lee Jackson Field redevelopment project.

The 23-acre Lee R. Jackson Athletic Complex is named in honor of the former UA Board chairman and retired president and vice chairman of the board of The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company.


Tale of the Tape

Seating capacity: 1,500
Stadium completed: 1967
First game played: April 8, 1967
Akron 15, Kenyon 8

Height of Fence (feet): 10

Distances from home plate (feet):
Left field: 330
Left-center field: 370
Center field: 400
Right-center field: 370
Right field: 330

Directions to Lee Jackson Complex

Soccer, Track, and Baseball

FROM THE NORTH - Take Interstate 77 South. Follow 77S to Route 8 North. Once on Route 8 North, take the Carroll St./Buchtel Ave. exit (first exit). At stoplight turn left. Proceed through two more stoplights. Parking is available at Rhodes Arena and surrounding locations; Lee Jackson Field is within walking distance traveling west on Carroll St.

FROM THE SOUTH - Take Interstate 77 North, follow signs for Route 8 North. Exit Route 8 at Carroll St./Buchtel Avenue and turn left at the stoplight onto Carroll St. Proceed through two more stoplights. Parking is available at Rhodes Arena and surrounding locations; Lee Jackson Field is within walking distance traveling west on Carroll St.

FROM THE EAST - Take Interstate 76 West to Route 8 North. Follow directions from the South.

FROM THE WEST - Take Interstate 76 East to Interstate 77 North. Follow directions from the South.
Lee R. Jackson Baseball Field

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