Lobo Baseball Field
Lobo Field is once again the home of UNM baseball. After spending nine and a half seasons across the street at Isotopes Park, UNM returned to Lobo Field for good on March 24, 2013, as the Lobos hosted a doubleheader against the Nevada Wolf Pack.
"We need to have our own place to play," said head coach Ray Birmingham. "The kids deserve their own field to practice and play on, and now we have that. They've earned it."
Lobo Field received a major upgrade that started before the 2013 season. It received a FieldTurf playing surface, upgraded scoreboard, dugouts, bullpens, and bleachers as a part of the first phase of the Lobo Field renovation. Further renovations and phases will enhance the concessions areas, the fan plaza between Lobo Field and the softball field, the press box and the bleachers. Lights were installed in the fall of 2013, and construction on a new clubouse should begin in the summer of 2014.
"We have lights because of (former Lobo) Dee Dennis and a bunch of guys who chipped in to help me and Dee do this," Birmingham said. "This is Lobo Field. This is (the state of) New Mexico’s baseball field, at least that’s how I feel about it. ... There will not only be Lobo games on here, but there will also be state championship games here. We hope to bring in some great big tournaments over the years to this city and let our kids experience the world. We think New Mexico kids can get the rest of the experiences that the rest of the country has, then they will grow faster and realize they’re as good as anybody.”
The Lobos have posted a record of 36-10-1 the past two seasons at Lobo Field for a .777 winning percentage.
For more information or to get involved with the renovations at Lobo Field, contact Ed Manzanares with the Lobo Club at 505-925-5607.Photo timeline of the renovations
Lobo Field is located south of The Pit. Exit off I-25, just south of the Big-I, at Avenida Cesar Chavez and head east. Turn right (south) on University Boulevard. The Pit and the UNM Ticket Office will be on the right. Turn right into the first entrance just past The Pit. Drive through The Pit parking lot, passing the Ticket Office on your right. Lobo Field will be on your left.