Baseball Game Day

Welcome to Hawkins Field, the home of Vanderbilt Commodores baseball.

It is our goal to make your visit to the Vanderbilt University campus as pleasant and as safe as possible. Please consult this game day guide for any questions you may have. Please note: construction is ongoing around the athletics facilities as progress continues for Vandy United and campus utilities projects. Please abide by posted signage and consult game day information prior to arrival on campus.


Gate Opening Time
Gates will open 90 minutes prior to first pitch. The ticket office will open two hours before every game. Due to construction, game day ticket sales will occur out of the Memorial Gym ticket office only for home baseball games.

Clear Bag Policy
• In compliance with the Southeastern Conference, Hawkins Field will operate with a clear bag policy for all home baseball games. Please consider and abide by this policy when choosing the items that you bring into the stadium.

• Each fan is limited to one clear plastic bag no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches, or a one-gallon, clear, re-sealable plastic storage bag.

Additional information on clear bag policy.

Due to construction, the primary infield concessions stand is located on the third base side, closest to the Memorial Gym ramp. A walk-through market offering select items is set up behind the infield stands behind third base. There will also be kiosks set up throughout the infield concourse for fans to visit at select games.

Full concessions menus will be available 90 minutes before first pitch. Food trucks will begin service 1 hour prior to first pitch.

• NEW in 2024: A top-your-own hot chocolate and coffee bar will be located in both the infield and outfield for cold weather games.

• NEW in 2024: Daddy’s Dogs will be offered at every home game in the outfield.

• NEW in 2024: A beer garden tent will be set up under the video board in the outfield.

• Rotating food trucks will be located in the outfield near Memorial Gym every game.

• In-seat concession service will continue for fans seated in the 744 Club (Sections E and F rows 1-4). This service begins 1 hour prior to first pitch and ends after the 7th inning stretch.


Progress on Vandy United facility projects is under way. We appreciate your patience when visiting Hawkins Field. Please abide by posted signage and avoid closed construction areas on game days.

Road Closures (February 2024)

  • Jess Neely Drive is closed to all vehicular traffic.
  • 25th Avenue South is closed to vehicular traffic from Jess Neely Drive to Blakemore Avenue, and during the season this will expand to include more of 25th Avenue South towards Memorial Gymnasium (this is anticipated to occur on or around March 1).
  • Natchez Trace is closed to vehicular traffic from Jess Neely Drive to West End Avenue.
  • There is no thru traffic allowed on Kensington Place. 

Walking paths for pedestrians have also changed along the above roads.


As Vanderbilt Athletics continues to make progress on Vandy United facility projects, we will continue to notify fans of the impacts to game days via emails and social media ahead of games. Fans can stay up to date on the most recent information by checking their “Know Before You Go” emails that are sent to ticket holders prior to each game as well as checking the baseball social media pages. Click here to update your email subscriptions to ensure you receive information to your inbox.

Jess Neely Drive between 25th Avenue and Natchez Trace is closed to all through traffic.


Due to construction, the entrance to Hawkins Field for infield seating has changed for the 2024 season. Entry will be located near the right field foul pole along Jess Neely Drive and is ADA accessible. The entrances to outfield seating remain the same from previous seasons. The ADA accessible outfield entrance is located in center field by Memorial Gymnasium.

Gates open 90 minutes prior to first pitch. The ticket office will open two hours before every game.


Free parking is available in the 25th Avenue Garage, with the exception of when men’s basketball has home games, during which there is a fee to park. Due to construction, fans must enter through the Highland Avenue entrance. On weekdays, fans must pull forward into spaces and only park on floors 8-10. Fans who park on any other floor are subject to a parking ticket. Please adhere to all posted signage when parking in other locations, and please note that ongoing construction projects may impact accessibility to/from games.

On weekends, parking in the lots along Natchez Trace and Vanderbilt Place (flat lots) is available and free. Monday – Friday, these lots are reserved for Vanderbilt Medical Center employees and ticketing and towing may be enforced without the proper parking pass. 

Parking Lot 71 is no longer accessible to vehicles.

The McGugin Center is not accessible for parking. This includes handicap parking that has previously been available in the McGugin Center lot.


• Game day ticket sales, if available, will occur in the Memorial Gymnasium ticket office location.  The ticket office opens 2 hours before every game.Fans can access their tickets from their phones and are encouraged to download prior to arriving to Hawkins Field.

• NEW in 2024: Season ticket holders now have an “All-in-one” pass and only need to download their season ticket once. The ticket in the mobile wallet will automatically update to the next game. With questions, please contact the athletics ticket office.

• Fans needing assistance accessing their digital tickets may stop by the help table located near the intersection of 25th Avenue and Jess Neely Drive (near the right field pole).

• Once tickets are downloaded and added to mobile phones, neither cell phone service nor wifi are required. If you need help activating your account, please email

• For mobile ticketing information, click here. To log into your ticketing account, click here.

• Guests on the player pass list for the visiting team may pick up their tickets at a tent located near the intersection of 25th Avenue and Jess Neely Drive (near the right field foul pole). 

Ticket Donations
• Fans will have the opportunity to donate any of their unused tickets to local organizations and families. Unused tickets may be donated in advance of the game to Vet Tix, serving Veterans and their families.

• To learn more, click here.


Mobile App
Download or update the latest Vanderbilt Athletics app. Check in on live stats, receive push notifications, game updates and more. For more on the mobile app, click here.

Social Media
Stay connected to Vanderbilt Athletics and follow the VandyBoys all season long on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and TikTok. Search “VandyBoys” on all platforms and follow the Dores for the most up to date information.


Vanderbilt Bookstore
Due to construction, the bookstore pop-up trailer will now be located on the concourse down the left field line (closer to the Memorial Gym ramp). The store offers VandyBoys hats, t-shirts and more!

Under 40 Degrees and It’s Free
Back by popular demand this season is Under 40 Degrees and It’s Free! If the temperature is under 40 degrees at first pitch, fans can pick up a voucher at the marketing table for one (1) free hot chocolate to warm up while cheering on the VandyBoys. Under 40 Degrees and It’s Free is presented by Community Coffee. Please note: this promotion is while supplies last only.

Season-Long Promotions 

  • Monday-Thursdays are Happy Hour 
    • Select concessions will be discounted until the game starts 
  • Sundays 
    • Every Sunday is Salute to Service
  • Kids Run the Bases on the final day of SEC series

To view a list of game-by-game promotions, click here

Redeemable Rewards
Fans will have chances to win rewards during every home game this season. See below for this year’s redeemable rewards. Click here to learn more.

Season Ticket Holder Rewards
New in 2024: VandyBoys season ticket holders have the opportunity to earn special and unique items throughout the season based on ticket usage. Attend games and earn rewards! Click here to learn more.


– Drug use is prohibited inside Hawkins Field.

– Vanderbilt University policies, and state and federal laws will be in effect.

– Profanity and abusive language are highly discouraged during athletic contests. Guests using profanity or abusive language towards student-athletes, coaches, officials, staff or fellow spectators may have their ticket revoked and be removed from the venue. Throwing items onto the placing surface or directly at fellow spectators will not be tolerated and is grounds for removal from the venue.

– Unauthorized persons entering the playing surface will be removed from the venue and arrested.

– Failure to adhere to rules may prevent admission, cause removal from an event, and jeopardize the violator’s attendance at future Vanderbilt Athletics events, including forfeiture of season tickets and the opportunity to purchase single-game tickets.


Vanderbilt is committed to providing a safe and welcoming atmosphere for our teams and fans to enjoy. Vanderbilt Athletics reserves the right to institute measures for any language, actions or demonstrations in violation of the Vanderbilt Athletics Fan Code of Conduct. This includes, but is not limited to, ejection from the facility and revocation of future ticket privileges. Violation of laws or city ordinances may result in arrest or prosecution.

Fans are expected to…

• Show respect to all student-athletes, coaches, officials and surrounding fans at all times.

• Assume responsibility for their conduct.

• Comply with zero-tolerance policies related to any form of harassment, discrimination or abusive language.

• Adhere to requests and directives from game day event staff and law enforcement personnel regarding venue operation and emergency response procedures.

• Refrain from entering the playing surface without proper authorization or credentials.

Enjoy the game and Anchor Down.


Vanderbilt University Police, Emergency Management, and Athletics will monitor the threat of inclement and severe weather. As needed, announcements will be made over the Public Address system to provide updates to fans. In the event of lightning or other severe weather, the stadium must be evacuated. Fans will be directed to Memorial Gymnasium through the West Lobby ramp, and to their vehicles. Please follow directions from uniformed officers, security, ushers, and Vanderbilt Athletics staff. If you need assistance evacuating the seating area or stadium, please find the nearest event personnel. Please note that the stadium concourse and seating areas are not safe shelter areas.

Vanderbilt University personnel will not provide updates on the restart of play until it is determined that the threat of weather has subsided. Fans that do not shelter in Memorial Gymnasium should monitor Vanderbilt Baseball Twitter @VandyBoys. In this situation, re-entry to the stadium will be allowed.


Accessibility – Seating areas may be accessed through the main gates in the infield, the right field outfield gate, and the center field gate. For handicap patrons, ramps are available at the center field and infield entrances. Fans may also go back and forth between the infield and outfield by using Memorial Gym and the West Lobby ramp.

First Aid – LifeFlight is stationed in the outfield and at the First Aid room on the infield concourse. If you need assistance, Guest Services or Vanderbilt staff can contact LifeFlight.

Lost & Found – Valuable items are secured by Vanderbilt Police. If realized during the game, find a guest services member to inquire. Following the game, please call VUPD at (615) 322-2745 to follow up on a lost item.

Sensory Room – Furthering Vanderbilt’s commitment to creating an inclusive game day experience for everyone, a sensory room has been added inside the First Aid room located by Section Q on the concourse. The room can accommodate three-to-four guests at a time and has interactive boards as well as sensory bags and noise canceling headphones available on request. A sensory trained guest services team member staffs the room (outside the door) and uses their best judgment on the time allotted for guests to use the room.


For current information on television, radio, and streaming for Vanderbilt Baseball games, please view the baseball schedule.



Alcohol – Fans may not bring outside alcohol into any athletic facility.

Animals – No animals of any kind are permitted inside Hawkins Field with the exception of service animals with proper documentation.

Backpacks – No backpacks are allowed inside Hawkins Field.

Bags/Purses – No bags or purses larger than 8.5”x11” are allowed inside Hawkins Field.

Banners/Flags/Signage – No unauthorized banners, signs, or flags may be brought into Hawkins Field. All items are subject to approval by Vanderbilt staff and must follow the guidelines in the Vanderbilt and SEC Code of Conduct.

Cameras – No spectator cameras with lenses over six inches (6”) long will be permitted. The use of flash is prohibited.

Carry-In Items – Spectators are not permitted to bring any food or beverage containers into the facility. Bottles, coolers, and containers of any kind are prohibited.

Noisemakers – No items that produce loud noises (air horns, whistles, etc.) are allowed in accordance with SEC regulations.

Radios and TVs – Radios and TVs are allowed only if they do not interfere with other guests’ enjoyment of the game.

Seatbacks/Seat Cushions – Seatbacks or seat cushions larger than a single seat are not allowed inside Hawkins Field.

Selfie Sticks – All selfie sticks are prohibited inside Hawkins Field.

Strollers – Strollers are not permitted inside Hawkins Field.

Tobacco – No smoking is permitted inside Hawkins Field. Electronic and smokeless cigarettes are also prohibited.

Umbrellas – No open umbrellas are allowed in Hawkins Field.

Video Recorders – All video recorders are prohibited.

Weapons – Weapons of any kind, including guns, knives, pocket knives, explosive devices, etc. are not permitted at Hawkins Field. Attempting to bring weapons of any kind into the stadium will result in immediate arrest.