Opened in 1993 and renovated in 2010 and 2018, Robert M. Lindsay Field at Lindsey Nelson Stadium is home to Tennessee baseball.
Lindsey Nelson Stadium is currently undergoing a major renovation to convert to playing surface from natural grass to field turf. Carolina Green is performing the work on Robert M. Lindsay Field. The 126,000 square-foot surface that will be installed is a product of FieldTurf, which is the industry leader in artificial turf. The state-of-the-art field turf being installed is the first of its kind and has been designed to feel and play more like a traditional baseball playing surface.
The new surface will provide the ability to host a series of tournaments that will positively affect commerce, bringing more people to campus and Knoxville. Additionally, the ability to host camps without compromising the playing field will allow the staff to form closer relationships with the baseball community and others around the state of Tennessee. More community service activities and alumni events will now be able to take place on the field as well.
Along with the field conversion, work is also being done to the outfield wall, bullpens and batting cages. Tennessee's locker room will also receive a facelift, with renovations being done to increase its size and improve its amenities.
In 2006, the University of Tennessee unveiled a plan to transform Lindsey Nelson Stadium into a premier baseball facility that will enable the Vols to compete at a championship level.
The Campaign for Tennessee Baseball was created in a phased approach. Phase I was completed in time for the 2009 baseball season. This phase included $400,000 improvements to the field and expanded seating down the first base line.
A new team locker room, club area, weight room, and training room were also constructed to enhance the facilities used by players to prepare for games. Phase I also included new coach and administrative offices and a plaza above the right field line seating to provide an easy gathering space for fans and additional concessions and restrooms.
Phase II renovations were completed for the 2010 season. This phase included the construction of 370 MVP Field Level seats, which are designed to bring fans closer to the game than ever before while also providing a meaningful contribution to the Campaign for Tennessee Baseball.
Located directly behind home plate, these seats feature chairback seating with cup holders and access to an interior club room where fans can enjoy refreshments prior to and during the game. New batting cages were also constructed along the right field line with a playground above the cages for children to enjoy during the game. This phase also included improvements to the visiting team locker room and a brick facade on the field interior.
Directions to LinDsey NELSON Stadium
From McGhee Tyson Airport: Turn north on U.S. Highway 129 leaving airport. After crossing the Tennessee River bridge just outside of Knoxville, exit onto Neyland Drive (Tennessee Highway 153). Turn left (south) at the bottom of the exit ramp and follow road until Thompson-Boling Arena is visible. Turn left onto Lake Loudoun Boulevard. Turn left at stoplight. Follow Chamique Holdsclaw Drive to stadium area.
From I-40 East (From Nashville) & I-75 North (From Chattanooga): Follow I-40 and I-75 to I-40/I-75 junction in west Knoxville. Continue on I-40 east to U.S. Highway 129 south. Follow 129 south to the exit for Neyland Drive (Tennessee Highway 153). Turn left (south) at the bottom of the exit ramp and follow the road until Thompson-Boling Arena is visible. Turn left onto Lake Loudoun Boulevard. Turn left at stoplight. Follow Chamique Holdsclaw Drive to stadium area.
From I-40 West (From Asheville, NC): Follow I-40 west to the James White Parkway exit. Follow Parkway to Neyland Drive (Tennessee Highway 153) until Thompson-Boling Arena is visible. Turn right onto Lake Loudoun Boulevard. Turn left at stoplight. Follow Chamique Holdsclaw Drive to stadium area.
From I-75 South (From Lexington, KY): Follow I-75 south to I-275 south just past Merchants Road. Follow I-275 to I-40 east. Exit I-40 east onto James White Parkway and follow Parkway to Neyland Drive (Tennessee Highway 153) until Thompson-Boling Arena is visible. Turn left at stoplight. Follow Chamique Holdsclaw Drive to stadium area.