The University of Miami Baseball program has long been considered one of the premier baseball programs in the nation. Four national championships, including recently in 1999 and 2001, 21 College World Series appearances, and 34 NCAA Regional selections are proof that when it comes to collegiate baseball, no one does it better than the Hurricanes.
More than 30 years since it opened, Mark Light Field is now in need of renovations. While "The Light" was once the envy of other schools, time and technology have combined to downplay our former facility advantages. The University has retained HOK, a Kansas City based architecture firm, to significantly upgrade our baseball facilities. Enhancements are planned throughout the stadium, and include improvements to seating areas, fan services and team facilities.
Once the envy of all college baseball programs, a major renovation is needed to have a stadium that attracts the fans and student-athletes necessary to keep our baseball program the best in the nation. To date, the necessary money has been raised toward a major renovation, led by the generosity of New York Yankees All-Star third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who the new ball park will be named after.