Baseball Game Day

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

GENERAL INFORMATION

NEW BAG POLICY
Beginning with the 2022 season and 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.

GATES OPEN
As a reminder, gates will open to Hawkins Field 2.5 hours prior to first pitch.  Also, if a Vanderbilt or an opponent coach or player left you tickets, you will need to pick them up inside the right hand gate of Hawkins Field. You must have proper ID.

TICKETS & SEATING

NEW Digital Ticketing: As previously announced, Vanderbilt Athletics has moved to digital ticketing. Access your tickets straight from your phone! Fans are encouraged to download their tickets before arriving at Hawkins Field to ensure they are easily accessible. Once downloaded to a phone, cell phone service and wifi are not needed. To learn more, click here.

NEW Seating Upgrades: As previously announced, the infield of Hawkins Field will feature new mesh chair-back seating, with select sections of the outfield also seeing an upgrade in seating. These updates are in progress and will continue to be made throughout the season. To learn more click here.

NEW Premium Seating: Hawkins Field will feature several new premium seating areas, including the Press Box Club, 744 Club, Outfield Loge Boxes, Outfield Terrace, and the Hawk’s Nest.

NEW Outfield Season Ticket Holder Chair Back Cushions: Outfield season ticket holders will receive a complimentary cushioned chair back for the 2022 season. These specific chair backs are the same as what is seen in Vanderbilt Stadium for season and single game rentals.

UPDATED Season Ticket Holder Benefits: Season ticket holders receive a number of benefits, including: discount at the official shop.vucommodores.com site, one complimentary video board message a season, exclusive giveaway, access to ticket sales & offers before the public, and more!

Kids Attend Free: Complimentary kids’ tickets must be claimed at the Hawkins Field box office on the day of the game only, no earlier than 2.5 hours prior to first pitch. Kids 12 and under will be admitted at no cost at all non-conference games through February and March. The promotion, which applies to those in eighth grade and younger the day of the game, will allow kids in free to all non conference games through March 31. The promotion will be limited based on ticket availability.

NEW Ticket Donation Program: Season ticket holders can donate any known unused tickets through their Vanderbilt Account Manager. Participating organizations include Vet Tix. To learn more, click here.


FAN EXPERIENCE, HOSPITALITY AND MARKETING

NEW: VandyBoys Village Tailgate Packages
This season fans will have the opportunity to secure tailgate packages for each of the SEC baseball games directly across the street from Hawkins Field on the McGugin Lawn! Each full-season tailgate package includes all 15 SEC home games; there are two packages to pick from and inventory is limited.
Beginning Feb. 9th, VandyBoys Village is exclusively available to season ticket holders only! The season ticket holder deadline to purchase full SEC packages is Wednesday, Feb. 16th. Season long packages will be available to the general public on Feb. 16th. Single game tent sales will begin on Wednesday, March 2 if inventory is available.

UPDATED SEC Saturday Fan Fest
Fun for the whole family: join us for Fan Fest on Jess Neely Blvd every SEC Saturday! Arrive early to enjoy free activities beginning 2.5 hours prior to first pitch. Activities include inflatables, face painting, a balloon artist, food trucks, and more! Fans do not have to have to have a ticket to be a part of the fun. The Fan Fest area will close at first pitch.

NEW Spirit Squads 
The spirit program is excited to begin cheering at baseball games! You can expect to see the teams at one or two games of each series. Make sure to join in with their cheers and let’s work to make Hawkins Field even louder this season!

NEW Added In-Game Effects
New in 2022, pyro will be part of game day for all home games regardless of time of first pitch! Be sure to be in attendance to see where and how they are incorporated.

Marketing Table Traditions
Stop by the marketing table when you enter Hawkins Field for the opportunity to grab a poster, schedule card, pom pom and more! Some games will feature fan giveaways and enter-to-win opportunities.

Click here to view the complete promotional schedule!

CONCESSIONS
New concessions offerings will be available at the start of SEC play. Slim and Husky’s Pizza, bottomless souvenir soda and Corner Pub. Also at the start of SEC play we will be bringing food trucks to the outfield featured trucks include Daddy’s Dogs and Shake Shack.
Cashless concession stands – in a concerted effort to minimize touch points and have shortened wait times, the concession stands at Hawkins Field are now cashless.
Mobile ordering will begin at the start of SEC play. Mobile phone ordering & express lanes… fans can now order from their mobile phone and pick up their items via the express lane at certain stands. To place an order, visit here select your stadium, select your food and you will receive a text when it’s ready for pick up.
In-seat concessions deliveries are available to fans seated in the 744 Club (sections E and F rows 1-4). A benefit to the new premium seating area, fans in these seats will be able to order from their mobile device with delivery directly to their seat.

PARKING & TRAFFIC

2020 Parking Map

ADDRESS
2601 Jess Neely Dr.
Nashville, TN 37212

General Parking – 25th Avenue Garage – Single-game parking is permitted for free in 25th Avenue Garage on floors 9 through 11. Fans must enter the garage via Highland Avenue.  Please note that on days when men’s basketball and baseball games overlap, there may be a $15 fee to park in 25th Avenue Garage.

Disabled Parking –Disabled patrons can park for free in the 25th Avenue Garage through the Highland Avenue entrance and park on floors 9 through 11. There is elevator access to the ground level. Please note that on days when men’s basketball and baseball games overlap, there may be a $15 fee to park in 25th Avenue Garage.

  • Shuttle service carts will run between the corner of 25th and Jess Neely with drop off in front of the infield Hawkins Field gate. Service carts will run pregame and for 30 minutes following the game.

Road Closures –For SEC series only, Jess Neely Drive will close to vehicle traffic at the following times and reopen after the game:

    • Thursday – One hour prior to first pitch
    • Friday – One hour prior to first pitch
    • Saturday – Four hours prior to first pitch
    • Sunday – Three hours prior to first pitch

PROHIBITED ITEMS
* Vanderbilt staff will make the final decision on any questionable items.

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 in Vanderbilt Stadium. Attempting to bring weapons of any kind into the stadium will result in immediate arrest.

TICKET INFORMATION

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All spectators over the age of two must have a ticket for entry. Children two and under are expected to sit in the lap of a parent.

General Will Call is located at the Gate 3 box office next to the Hawkins Field entrance. Will call opens 2 hours prior to first pitch and closes at the top of the 5th inning.

Player-Guest Will Call is located at the far right gate of the Hawkins Field entrance.

Accessible Seating – Limited handicap seating is available. Spectators are encouraged to contact the Vanderbilt Ticket Office at (615) 322-4653 to make arrangements in advance.

For more ticket information, please visit the Vanderbilt Ticket Office webpage.

ENTRY & SEATING INFORMATION

Gates open two-and-a-half hours prior to first pitch.

Fans may access the infield and outfield areas by using Memorial Gymnasium and the West Lobby ramp. Fans that exit the facility out of a gate will not be able to re-enter through another.

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OTHER GUIDELINES

– 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 ATHLETICS FAN CODE OF CONDUCT

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.

WEATHER POLICIES & PROCEDURES

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.

FAN SERVICES

Concessions – Concessions are available behind the third base line for infield seating. For fans seated in the outfield, concessions will be available in Memorial Gym and on the outfield patio. To learn more about the offerings, click here.

Merchandise/Apparel – There is a pop-up trailer on the concourse behind home plate, and an outfield location in Memorial Gym.

ATMs – ATM’s are located both in the concourse behind home plate and the West Lobby of Memorial Gym.

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.

Fan Information – The fan information table is located inside the main gates and to the right. Please speak with a guest services member if you need assistance during a game.

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. Any other items are left at the fan information table at the main gate. Following the game, please call VUPD at (615) 322-2745 to follow up on a lost item.

GAME TIME & BROADCAST

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