Siebert Field

Entrance to Siebert Field, Sep-2010.

The grandstand, as seen from outside the left-field fence.

Another look at the field, the scoreboard, and the championship wall in right field.

Quick Facts:
The University of Minnesota constructed Bierman Field in 1971, naming it after former football coach Bernie Bierman. The name changed to Siebert Field in 1979 to honor baseball coach Dick Siebert, who led the Golden Gophers to three national championships.

Given the weather in Minneapolis, the college plays very few games at Siebert Field even when it is seeing full use. Early-season games are played at the Metrodome, which continues to host amateur baseball even though the Minnesota Twins have moved outdoors to Target Field. Currently, the Gophers use Siebert Field on a very limited basis due to the facility’s deteriorating condition; they have played some games at Target Field since that park opened.

In 1994 and 1995, Siebert Field was utilized during the summer by the Minneapolis Loons, an independent league team. The Loons were part of the North Central League in their first season; they then transferred to the newly-formed Prairie League and played one more year.

I was not able to get into Siebert Field during my 2010 visit. The stadium is now scheduled to be demolished and rebuilt; the Gophers will play home games in the Metrodome and Target Field until the new facility is complete.

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