Gopher baseball debuts new Siebert Field

The Gophers unveiled its new ballpark to the public on Tuesday in a ceremony at the new Siebert Field.

The new stadium replaces the old Siebert Field at the same location, which was opened in 1971.

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler, head coach John Anderson and Gopher alum and Twins Hall of Famer Paul Molitor were present at the ceremony, which was held in the early afternoon in near freezing temperatures.

The stadium was funded by private donors and has cost more than $7 million.

The Gophers will play their first home game at the new ball park April 5-7 as they host Ohio State.

Siebert Field is adjacent to the Gopher football practice facility and the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex on 15th Street Southeast a little off the University of Minnesota campus.

In the time that the old Siebert Field was under re-construction, the Gophers have played at the Metrodome and a limited number of games at Target Field.

The Gophers played the first game at Target Field in 2010.

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