|Full name||Jake Kline Field at Frank Eck Stadium|
|Location||South Bend, Indiana|
|Record attendance||3,927 (April 21, 2007)|
|Field size||Left field line – 330 ft (101 m)|
Left center – 380 ft (116 m)
Center field – 400 ft (122 m)
Right center – 380 ft (116 m)
Right field line – 330 ft (101 m)
|Surface|| Grass (1994–2013)|
|Opened||March 17, 1994|
|Construction cost||$5.7 million|
| Notre Dame Fighting Irish baseball (1994–present)|
NCAA Regional: 1999, 2001
Frank Eck Stadium is a baseball stadium in Notre Dame, Indiana. It hosts the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish college baseball team. The stadium holds 2,500 people and was built in 1994. The stadium was named after Frank Eck, an alumnus, benefactor and advisor to the university.
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Notre Dame is a census-designated place north of South Bend in St. Joseph County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. It includes the campuses of three colleges: the University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary's College, and Holy Cross College. Notre Dame is split between Clay and Portage Townships. As of the 2010 census, its population was 5,973.
Since its construction, the stadium has hosted two NCAA Regionals, 1999 and 2001.
In June 1991, the university announced a decision to build a new baseball stadium southeast of the Joyce Center. Frank Eck, a wealthy benefactor and alumnus of the university, helped subsidize the cost of the new stadium with a sizable contribution; the total cost of the new stadium would be $5.7 million. Due to the donation, the new stadium would be named after Eck.
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Construction on the new stadium would finish in Spring 1994, with the Irish's first game in the stadium being held on March 30, with a 7–6 win against Indiana.Since its construction, Frank Eck Stadium has been renovated several times. These upgrades include, but are not limited to: a 9,000-square foot indoor hitting and pitching facility; a complete remodel of the locker rooms to include 36 brand new, 30-inch wood lockers, including four specially designed corner lockers for the catchers, as well as flat-screen, HD televisions and installation of FieldTurf for the entire field.
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