LARRY SOMERVILLE FIELD-HOME OF THE HAYWARD HAWKS
Located just of fifth street in Hayward behind the Intermediate school
Larry Somerville Field has been the home of the Hayward Hawks since the team was formed back in the winter of 1970. Through the years the park has under gone numerous renovation projects and three name changes.
Originally known as The Hayward Athletic Field the name was changed to Rod Lundberg Field in the fall of 1990 honoring Hayward high school's longtime football coach and athletics director. When a new football stadium was erected on the high school campus in 2002 it took the name of Rod Lundberg Field and this venue was changed to Hawks Field. Then in April of 2005 the Hayward Schools Board of Education voted to change the name to Larry Somerville Field after the man who coached the baseball Hurricanes for 41 years.
Since the year 2000 the ballpark has had yearly upgrades including a new lighting system, new dugouts and press box, concession stand, and most recently a new infield playing surface and a complete new underground sprnkling system throughout the entire park.
Somerville Field seats approximately 375 people in the grandstand bleachers and has plenty of room available for lawn chair seating. The turf is natural grass. The height of the outfield fence is six feet from foul pole to foul pole. The fence distances are 315 feet down the left field line, left field power alley 360 feet,right field power alley 366 feet, right field foul line 320 feet and 375 feet to dead center field.
Plenty of parking is available in the main lot behind the grandstand with additional parking in the lot on fifth street across from the main entrance to the ballpark.
The Hayward Hawks take great pride in offering a unique overall experience for all fans and players at Larry Somerville Field.
CONCESSIONS: The only concession stand in the ballpark is located on the first base side behind the Hawks dugout. The stand features all your favorite ballpark foOd and beverages. The complete menu with prices can be found on another page of this web site.
PARKING: There is ample parking on most nights at Somerville Field. There is the main lot behind home plate and third base with more parking right behind the IA building directly behind home plate. On over flow nights like the Fourth of July there is additional parking in the lot on fifth street right near the main entrance to the ballpark.
WHERE TO STAY: There are several motels from which to choose that are very close to the ballpark, some within walking distance. America's Best Value Inn is on highway 27 right in town within walking distance of Somerville Field. The AmericInn is on highway 63 just north of town, Flat Creek Inn and Suites is just down the road from America's Best Value Inn. Many other motel accomodations can be found within a short drive from the ballpark.
FOR THE KIDS: A complete play ground facility is located just behind the concession stand area on the first base side of Somerville Field. The play ground sits on the property of the Hayward Elementary School. This complete facility will keep the youngsters happy before, during and after the game. The Hayward Amusement Center featuring go cart rides is on highway 27 south right next to Subway.
BEFORE/AFTER THE GAME: On main street in downtown Hayward is Angler's Bar & Grill just a short walk from Somerville Field. Try the Angry Minnow on Florida Avenue right in town featuring great crafted beers. Coop's Pizza is on California avenue and is a popular stop especially before games. For a great meal out try the Steakhouse and Lodge right on highway 27 just south of Hayward. Hayward has an abundance of great eating and drinking establishments.
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