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Cliff Hagan Stadium
Former names Bernie A. Shively Sports Center (1969-1993)
Location 700 Jerry Claiborne Way
Lexington, Kentucky 40506
Broke ground 1968
Opened 1969
(renovated 1990, 2002)
Closed Open
Demolished N/A
Owner University of Kentucky
Operator University of Kentucky
Surface Grass
Construction cost USD 4.2 million
(2002 renovation)
Capacity 3,000
Tenants
Kentucky Wildcats (NCAA) (1969-Present)

Cliff Hagan Stadium, or more fully Shively Field at Cliff Hagan Stadium, is a baseball stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. It is the home field of the University of Kentucky Wildcats college baseball team. The stadium, which currently holds 3,000, opened in 1969 as part of the Bernie A. Shively Sports Center, which also includes the school's track and field facilities in an adjacent stadium. The stadium was renamed in 1993 in honor of Cliff Hagan, the Basketball Hall of Famer who had played at Kentucky during the 1950s under Adolph Rupp and returned to Kentucky as athletic director after his professional basketball playing days. It was extensively renovated in 2002.

As of 2006, the stadium's future is now uncertain. In the wake of the Wildcats' surprising success in the 2006 season, which saw them win a regular-season Southeastern Conference title for the first time in over 30 years, coach John Cohen was signed to a five-year contract extension. A clause in the contract commits the university to either renovating or replacing the stadium. If construction on a new or renovated stadium does not start in 2008 or sooner, Cohen is free to walk away from the contract without a financial penalty. Cohen is no longer the coach. He left for his alma mater Mississippi State and Gary Henderson now is the coach.

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Coordinates: 38°01′39″N 84°29′55″W / 38.02762°N 84.49872°W / 38.02762; -84.49872

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