Harold Kraft Memorial Field
Harold Kraft Memorial Field is a baseball venue in Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States. It is home to the North Dakota Fighting Hawks baseball team of the NCAA Division I Western Athletic Conference. It is named for Harold Kraft, former coach of the North Dakota baseball program who revived the program in 1956 after it had been discontinued in 1921. Kraft coached the program from 1956–1981. It has a capacity of 2,000 spectators. On April 12, 2016, the University of North Dakota announced it will be dropping its baseball program after the 2016 season due to budget cuts.
|Location||2511 17th Avenue South, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA|
|Owner||Grand Forks Park District|
|Operator||Grand Forks Park District|
|North Dakota Fighting Hawks baseball (NCAA DI WAC)|
Red River High School baseball
A FieldTurf surface was installed in 2011, allowing for play in a wider range of weather conditions. The venue also features dugouts, bullpens, batting cages, and evergreen trees lining the outfield fence. Its seating areas include a main grandstand behind home plate, bleachers down the first base line, and a viewing deck down the third base line. It also has a press box, restrooms, and concessions.
In addition to North Dakota baseball, the field has hosted the 2011 Great West Conference Baseball Tournament and the 1992 and 2004 North Central Conference Baseball Tournament. The baseball teams of Red River High School, next to whose campus the field is located, and Grand Forks Central High School also uses the field.
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