Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium is a stadium in Tallahassee, Florida, on the campus of Florida State University. It is primarily used for baseball, and is the home field of the Florida State Seminoles baseball team. It opened in 1983 and after a two year, $12 million project was completed in 2004 to make it one of the top collegiate baseball facilities in the United States, upgrading the stadium to a 6,700 capacity level. FSU's record crowd of 6,789 was set on April 19, 2008 with a defeat of then #1 Miami Hurricanes by a score of 9-5.
The stadium itself is named after Florida State's first baseball All-American and once manager
, Dick Howser
. The field, christened in April of 2005
, is named after Florida State head coach Mike Martin
. The stadium has been host to 21 NCAA
Regional Tournaments in 23 years.
The stadium yearly ranks among the top 10 nationally in attendance, and has set records in 2003 for total and average attendance.
Record Attendance Week
During the Intra-State Rivalry week, April 14-20, 2008 Florida State posted a 3-2 record with wins against the University of Florida Gators
, University of North Florida Ospreys
and game two of the series with the Miami Hurricanes
. For the week, 30,179 fans watched the baseball games at Dick Howser Stadium. That total includes the 19,062 fans that watched the series with Miami, which is a series record crowd.
Top 10 Largest Crowds
||April 19, 2008
||April 18, 2008
||April 15, 2008
||April 15, 2006
||April 14, 2006
||March 1, 2008
||June 8, 2003
||June 4, 2005
||March 30, 2005
||April 10, 2004