Duane Banks Field


Since 2015, Iowa owns a 125-40 record at home.

960 Stadium Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242

The second phase of the Duane Banks Field renovation was completed in 2015 when AstroTurf replaced the outfield grass and warning track. The infield was changed to the surface prior to the 2014 season meaning there is now zero dirt or natural grass at the Hawkeyes’ home venue.

Phase II renovations also included the installation of a state-of-the-art videoboard in left center field and a new padded wall on the outfield fence and down the foul lines.

With the first two phases complete, Phase III calls for brand new stadium seating and a new press box to be constructed surrounding the existing playing field.

The facility was renamed as Duane Banks Baseball Field in honor of the Hawkeyes’ former head coach in 2001. Banks, the winningest coach in Iowa history, served as Iowa’s head baseball coach from 1970-1997.

Banks Field was originally built in 1974. The 3,000-seat stadium had dimensions of 330 feet down the lines, 375 in the power alleys and 400 to center field. That has decreased slightly and currently sits at 329 down the lines and 395 to center field.

In 2002, former Hawkeye and former Major Leaguer Cal Eldred donated $245,000 to fund the installation of lights at Banks Field.

The complex at Banks Field features locker rooms for both teams and umpires and a press box that was initially built in 1989 and renovated in 2002.

The Hawkeyes utilize the Indoor Practice Facility located directly south of Banks Field throughout the winter and a hitting-only facility is located off the Jacobson Building adjacent to Banks Field. Iowa also utilizes a second turf facility — Iowa Turf — on the campus’ west side.