Auburn Arena
 
 
 Quick Facts
 as of February 19, 2014
 Name  Samford Stadium
 Field  Hitchcock Field at Plainsman Park
 Opened  1950
 Capacity  4,096
 Seating  Seating Chart
 Field Type  Natural Grass
 Total Games  1,490
 Record  1,050-440 (.698)
 Tickets  AUBtix.com

 
Auburn's baseball home, Samford Stadium-Hitchcock Field at Plainsman Park, seats 4,096, including 3,227 chairback seats. The design combines the look of old-time ballparks with academic buildings on the Auburn campus to create a facade of brick and painted steel.
 
Inside, the park offers the brick backstop of Wrigley Field, the dark green chairback seats of Camden Yards and the Green Monster of Fenway Park.
 
The intimacy of the park extends to the position of the spectators. The front row box seats are located close to the infield action, just four feet off the ground and only 40 feet from the first and third base bags. The backstop is just 60 feet from home plate.
 
Down the left field line perched above the box seats, a terraced area allows for another 750 fans to enjoy Auburn baseball.
 
Besides the playing field and grand stands, the structure also houses the Tigers' clubhouse, which features a locker room, training and equipment areas, an indoor hitting tunnel, a team lounge area, coaches' offices and umpire dressing room.
 
Auburn baseball moved its home to the present location in time for the 1950 season. Prior to that, all home games were played on what is now a campus green behind the east side of Jordan-Hare Stadium. Plainsman Park was host to the 1978 NCAA South Regional and NCAA Regionals in 1999, 2003 and 2010.
 
The Park has also witnessed the budding baseball careers of Bo Jackson, Tim Hudson, Gregg Olson, Scott Sullivan and Frank Thomas. In 1994, John Powell struck out LSU's Warren Morris at Plainsman Park to set the NCAA career strikeout record. Powell also set the SEC all-time strikeout mark at Plainsman Park against Arkansas in 1993.
 
The field is named in honor of Billy and Jimmy Hitchcock, brothers who became two of Auburn's most noteworthy athletic performers during the 1930s. In 1997 Plainsman Park was renamed Hitchcock Field at Plainsman Park.
   
The university renamed the facility Samford Stadium-Hitchcock Field at Plainsman Park in May of 2003, naming the stadium after long-time Auburn Board of Trustee Member W. James "Jimmy" Samford, Jr. Jimmy Samford, who passed away in December of 2003, worked tirelessly in spearheading the efforts for the renovations of Plainsman Park in the late 1990s.
 
Parking will be available in the East Coliseum Parking lot ("C" below on map), the top level of the Athletics Complex Parking Deck ("D" below on map), Stadium Deck ("B" below on map) and any non-secured parking location on campus. For midweek games, there will be no ticketing in the East Coliseum Lot, Athletics Complex Deck or Stadium Deck after noon on game day.
 
The East Coliseum Parking Lot will be unavailable for baseball parking on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18 due to events in Beard Eaves Memorial Coliseum.
 
The Arena Lot will not be available for baseball parking on: Friday, Feb. 13; Sunday, Feb. 15; Tuesday, Feb. 24; Friday, Feb. 27; Sunday, March 1; Friday, March 6; Saturday, April 4 and Saturday, April 18 due to other sporting events.
 
The top two levels of the Stadium Deck (levels 3 & 4) will not be available for baseball parking on Tuesday, Feb. 24 or Friday, March 6 due to men's basketball but baseball fans may watch the baseball game from those levels.
 
The entire Stadium Deck will be unavailable for baseball parking on Saturday, April 18 due to A-Day.
 
Baseball Parking
 
 
Home Plate Lot
This lot will be restricted to Auburn Athletics Department personnel, baseball staff and family, umpires, Rehab Center users and a limited amount of handicap parking.
 
Accessible Parking
Accessible parking will be available in the East Coliseum, Stadium Deck and Auburn Arena parking lot. Limited parking in the Home Plate Lot is available.
 
RV Parking
Fans will be allowed to park RVs in the East Coliseum Lot ("B" on map above) for weekend series beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday. The RVs must vacate the lot following the conclusion of the series finale on Sunday.
 
Visiting Team
Visiting team bus will drop off players at the right field gate located on Donahue Drive. Once the team unloads, the bus will park in the SE corner of the East Coliseum Lot along Biggio Drive. The bus can return to the right field gate to load the team once the game has ended.
 
Please view complete information on Auburn baseball games at Plainsman Park arranged in this A-Z guide:
 
Accessibility
Please view complete Plainsman Park accessibility information on this page. Accessible parking will be available in the East Coliseum, Stadium Deck and Auburn Arena parking lot. Limited parking in the Home Plate Lot is available.
 
Auburn Team Store
The Team Store has a satellite stand located on the concourse adjacent to the main entrance. Fans may also visit online at AUteamshop.com.
 
ATM
Located on the lower concourse outside of the ticket office.
 
Banners and Signs
Outside signage is not allowed to be hung in Plainsman Park. Hand held signs can enter but must not contain vulgar language, lewd, or cruel wording.
 
Concessions
Located around the upper and lower concourse.
 
Elevator Access
Use of the elevator is restricted to press box workers and Athletics Credential Staff only. Event Management sets usage policy. Plainsman Park has one elevator that can access the press box.
 
Fan Code of Conduct
All patrons shall comply with NCAA and SEC sportsmanship fan code of conduct. If noncompliant after a verbal warning, rude behavior, to include the use of foul language, will subject the fan to ejection from the Park. Attempting to come onto the field or throwing of objects, including cups and ice, from the stands or any other area of the Park is subject to ejection and/or arrest without warning. If ejected from the Park for any reason, the patron will not receive a refund and will not be readmitted.
 
In the spirit of sportsmanship, fans shall conduct themselves in a manner that represents their university, the Southeastern Conference and the NCAA with honor, dignity and respect. They should demonstrate the qualities of civility and sportsmanship at all times by not using vulgar, abusive, racist, sexist, demeaning or intimidating language at any time.
 
Fans should support the players, coaches and officials in a positive manner and treat the visiting team, coaches and fans with courtesy and respect at all times. Fan should not engage in cheers that are vulgar, crass or demeaning and will refrain from throwing objects onto the field for any reason. Fans should not become inebriated or belligerent and will refrain from entering the playing field at all times, including after the game. Fans are expected to be a positive role model for those around them by treating others with courtesy and respect.
 
First Aid Station
Located behind home plate next to the men's restroom on the lower concourse. The EMT is stationed during games on the upper concourse behind home plate on the third base side.
 
Gates Open
All gates open one hour (60 minutes) prior to first pitch.
 
Group Ticket Sales
Ticket discounts are available for groups of 15 or more and can be ordered by calling (855) 282-2010 or visiting AUBtix.com.
 
Home Plate Lot
This lot will be restricted to Auburn Athletics Department personnel, baseball staff and family, umpires, Rehab Center users and a limited amount of handicap parking.
 
Lost & Found
Any items found during the game should be given to a park usher or taken to the Promotions Booth on the lower concourse at the main entrance.
 
Lost Children
Lost children should be taken to the Promotions Booth on the lower concourse or the EMT.
 
Media Credential Pickup
Media credentials can be picked up beginning one hour prior to first pitch at media will call table to the left of the ticket booth.
 
Media Parking
Parking will be available in the East Coliseum Parking lot, Stadium Deck and any non-secured parking location on campus. For midweek games, there will be no ticketing in the East Coliseum Lot or Stadium Deck after Noon.
 
Prohibited Items
The following list of prohibited items was established to protect the safety and best interests of Auburn University students, student athletes, employees and fans. Prohibited items include:
 
alcohol,
artificial noisemakers
cameras with detachable lenses or lenses over 4 inches
grills
large bags (12x12x12 is maximum size)
outside food or drink (except for the Tiger Terrace area)
park seats with arms (except for the Tiger Terrace area)
pets, tents
video cameras
weapons
any items deemed inappropriate, hazardous or unsafe by venue personnel
 
Tiger Terrace prohibited items include:
 
alcohol
artificial noisemakers
cameras with detachable lenses or lenses over 4 inches
glass bottles/containers
grills
large bags (12x12x12 maximum)
pets
tents
video cameras
weapons
any items deemed inappropriate, hazardous or unsafe by venue personnel
 
Depending on the requests of the promoter, additional items may be added to the prohibited items list for special events. Auburn Athletics reserves the right to prohibit items as necessary.
 
Radio Stations
Radio stations must contact the Marketing office for permission to broadcast from Auburn parking lots. Event Management will assign areas in conjunction with the Marketing office. A fee is charged for this privilege.
 
Re-Entry
Pass outs will be permitted for fans who need to retrieve an item from their vehicle or tailgating area. Fans will need to get their ticket stamped upon exiting the stadium and should re-enter the stadium through the same gate that they exited.
 
Restrooms
Located on the lower concourse behind home plate and down the 1st base line.
 
RV Parking
Fans will be allowed to park RVs in the East Coliseum Lot for weekend series beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday. The RVs must vacate the lot following the conclusion of the series finale on Sunday.
 
Seating Chart
Please view the seating chart for Plainsman Park on this page.
 
Smoking
Smoking, including electronic or vapor cigarettes, is not allowed inside Plainsman Park.
 
Solicitation
Solicitation on the Auburn University campus, without the express written consent of Auburn University or its agents, is strictly prohibited.
 
Stadium PA Announcements
Requests for public announcements over the PA system will only be granted in cases of emergency. The Marketing and Promotions department is responsible for all public address announcements.
 
Strollers
Strollers can be left at the gate or, if small enough, folded up and placed under the patron's seat.
 
Student Section
The Auburn student section consists of sections 58-73 and section 111.
 
Ticket Donation
If you are a season ticket holder not planning on attending certain games this season, the Auburn Athletics Department encourages you to donate your ticket to a member of the military or transfer your tickets with other Auburn fans. Please visit this page at AUBtix.com. For assistance with ticket donations or transfers please call (855) 282-2010.
 
Ticket Office
The main office is located behind home plate on the lower concourse. The ticket office at the Plainsman Park entrance will be the main ticket office in use on baseball game days.
 
Ticket Pick-up
The ticket pick-up gate is located to the east of the park Ticket Office.
 
Ticket Rain Out Policy
Postponed Games: All paid admission tickets to a postponed Auburn baseball game are good for the announced make-up game. If attending the announced make-up game, the original ticket is used for entry to the stadium. No refunds will be given. Paid admission tickets to a postponed Auburn baseball game can be exchanged for tickets to a future regular season game, subject to availability, barring exceptions (see ticket exchange policy below).
 
Canceled Games: Paid admission tickets to an Auburn baseball game that is canceled can be exchanged for tickets to a future regular season non-conference game or select Sunday SEC games, both subject to availability. The original ticket from the canceled game is required at the time of exchange. No refunds will be given.
 
To exchange tickets, please visit the Baseball Ticket Office in front of Plainsman Park no earlier than one hour prior to the game. Tickets may be exchanged for any non-conference game or and Sunday SEC game (Sunday game vs. Ole Miss on April 19, 2015, and Sunday game vs. Alabama on May 10, 2015, are NOT included as part of this policy. Please visit AuburnTigers.com for updates on postponed or canceled games.
 
Rescheduled Double Header Seating: In the event an Auburn baseball game is re-scheduled as part of a double header, the original tickets' seat location will be honored for that game only. (I.E. A Friday night game is re-scheduled as part of a double-header the following day. Friday tickets' seat location will be honored for the game one, and the Saturday tickets' seat location will be honored for game two.) Auburn Athletics reserves the right to clear the stadium in between games of a double header.
 
Ticket Sales - Game Day
The box office is located behind home plate of the Park next to the Plainsman Park Entrance. The box office will open 60 minutes (1 hour) prior to first pitch. The ticket office will remain open during the game for future game sales.
 
Ticket Sales - Non-Game Day
Tickets will be available for purchase at the main ticket office located at the Arena. The Arena Ticket Office is opened 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Tickets and information are always available online via AUBtix.com.
 
Tiger Terrace
The Tiger Terrace is a general admission (standing room only) area down the left field line of Plainsman Park. Outside food and beverage is permitted in this area, but must stay in the Tiger Terrace. The following items are not permitted: alcohol, glass containers, propane/gas grills or any other open flame cooking equipment. There is a limited number of lounge chairs and tables available. Fans bringing in outside food and beverage must enter through the left field line entrance next to the parking structure.
 
Visiting Team
Visiting team bus will drop off players at the right field gate located on Donahue Drive. Once the team unloads, the bus will park in the SE corner of the East Coliseum Lot along Biggio Drive. The bus can return to the right field gate to load the team once the game has ended.
 
 
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