USC Aiken Baseball opened a new chapter in its storied history on September 18, 2003 when it opened the new stadium completed with the help of generous donations by former USC Aiken baseball player and current Major Leaguer Roberto Hernandez.
The 1,000-seat, state-of-the-art stadium features a beautiful grass surface with all the amenities of a top-notch Division I ballpark.
A clubhouse, players’ lounge, coaches offices, modern press box with separate radio broadcast booth, training facilities, top-of-the-line scoreboard with message center, and 850 covered seats are among the highlights.
The crown jewel of the facility is the Roberto Hernandez Hall of Fame Room. Designed to display the program’s rich heritage, generous donations by Hernandez himself, including uniforms from his teams in the Major Leagues, got the Hall of Fame off to a roaring start.
“It means a lot to me to give to USC Aiken,” said Hernandez, a two-time Major League All-Star, on the day of the stadium dedication. “Maybe there will be another Roberto Hernandez to play at USC Aiken. If it wasn’t for this school, I would not be where I am today.”
From the West
Take I-20 to Exit 11. Take a right off I-20 and then turn right. Go to the stop light and turn left. Make another left just past the railroad tracks (2nd stop light) and continue straight. Baseball field is located past the YMCA after you make a right hand turn on Proud Pacer Drive.
From the East
Take I-20 to Exit 18 (the second Aiken exit, Hwy 19). Turn left onto Hwy 19 South and go 4.4 miles to the second traffic light at the intersection of Hwy 19 and Hwy 118. Turn right onto Hwy 118, or University Parkway. Follow Hwy 118 for 3.3 miles (you will go through one traffic light). At the second traffic light go straight and then the Convocation Center will be on your immediate right, which the stadium is directly behind.