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Nevada made history at Peccole Park -- the home of Wolf Pack baseball since 1988 -- earlier this season and will continue doing so with marquee events on the horizon. After breaking an attendance record with the first sell out in stadium history, Nevada is also eyeing career win No. 500 at Peccole and hosting the first Mountain West Championship in Nevada history this season -- marking a special year for Peccole Park.

Peccole Park was originally constructed in 1988 and has undergone three renovation projects in its history. With modest beginnings, Peccole Park has grown into a 3,000 capacity stadium with FieldTurf, Wolf Pack locker facilities, two bullpens and batting cages, a press box, concession stands and restrooms.

Peccole Park has proven to be one of the biggest home field advantages in college baseball and one of the best facilities on the west coast. The Wolf Pack is 498-237 with a 68 percent winning percentage in 28 years at Peccole Park and has posted winning home records in 26-of-28 seasons in that span. This season, Nevada is 21-4 at Peccole with a home winning percentage that ranks in the top ten in the nation.

"I'm not kidding when I say this, Peccole Park is my favorite place in the world," said head coach Jay Johnson. "It's a tremendously special place to play baseball and there aren't too many home field advantages like this on the west coast or in the nation. We have a passionate fan base and when they show up at Peccole for a game, we feel very lucky to call this our home,"

Peccole will be the first facility to host a Mountain West Championship at the University of Nevada when the MW Baseball Tournament comes to Reno, May 20-24, 2015. The Wolf Pack will be the tournament's No. 1 seed after winning the regular season title. The Pack will be hoping for big crowds after previously breaking the stadium's attendance record in 2015 with a 3,136 standing-room only crowd on April 26, 2015.

This season, two of Nevada's crowds have cracked the top 20 chart in Peccole's record book. The Wolf Pack went 21-3 at home with the nation's eighth best home winning percentage in 2015, bringing the University of Nevada's first-ever Mountain West championship home to Peccole.

Peccole Park received a major upgrade prior to the start of the 2006 season as three monumental improvements were made to the park. FieldTurf was installed on the field replacing the grass playing surface, lights were installed, and a new fence now surrounds the outfield.

The University of Nevada baseball program was almost discontinued as a collegiate sport but, thanks to the generosity of alum and donor William Peccole, the Wolf Pack program was saved and a new field was built on campus. The field began to take shape in 1987 with an initial $300,000 donation from Peccole, along with assistance from local contractors who donated time and materials to the project.

The Wolf Pack played their first season in Peccole Park in 1988 posting a 17-12 record. Another $300,000 gift from Peccole in 1992 built restroom facilities and seating down first and third base. Additional donations helped pave the parking lot and make continued improvements to the stadium. Peccole's financial support of the park that bears his name totaled $600,000.

The 1995 off-season produced upgrades of the restroom facilities, concessions facilities, and the addition of parking to better handle the crowds that have responded to Nevada's baseball success.
During the summer of 1997, a state-of-the-art indoor batting and pitching facility was added and the entire infield was upgraded and resodded. Prior to the 2001 season 1,225 seats down the left field line were installed increasing seating capacity to 3,000.

Fans attending a game in 2003 saw a new scoreboard and message center that were installed during the off-season. Prior to the 2005 season an office for the Pack coaching staff, player and coaches showers, a training area, expansion to the players locker room, laundry facilities, and increased storage areas were added.

The Wolf Pack has posted numerous special seasons at Peccole Park. The 1992 club posted a perfect 27-0 home record and currently holds the program record for most wins and best winning percentage at home. Nevada has posted seven 20-win seasons at home in Peccole's history. The Pack has averaged 17.8 home wins per season since moving into Peccole Park.
Peccole Park Quick Facts
Built 1988
Location Nevada Campus
Dimensions 340-383-401-383-340
Fence 12-foot high, 20-foot high batters eye
Capacity 3,000
Single-Game Attendance Record 3,136 vs. San Jose State, April 26, 2015
Highest Attendance Average 1,365 in 2000
Best Home Record 27-0 in 1992
Overall Home Record 498-236 (.678)
Nevada at Peccole Peccole Park
  Home Record Overall Record
Year W L Pct. W L T Pct. Finish/Conference
1988 17 12 .586 27 29 0 .482 6th/West Coast
1989 14 12 .538 30 28 0 .516 4th/West Coast
1990 22 6 .785 33 22 0 .600 3rd/West Coast
1991 18 13 .581 24 33 0 .421 6th/West Coast
1992 27 0 1.000 43 11 1 .791 Independent
1993 18 10 .643 28 19 1 .594 7th/Big West
1994* 22 8 .733 41 15 0 .732 1st/Big West
1995 14 6 .700 35 18 0 .660 3rd/Big West
1996 19 7 .731 30 19 0 .612 5th/Big West
1997* 13 5 .722 39 21 0 .650 1st/Big West/Northern
1998 15 4 .789 31 22 0 .585 1st/Big West/Northern
1999 16 4 .800 38 20 0 .655 2nd/Big West
2000 15 7 .682 38 19 0 .667 T1st/Big West
2001 19 9 .679 30 26 0 .536 5th/WAC
2002 15 13 .536 25 32 0 .439 4th/WAC
2003 18 9 .667 32 24 0 .571 2nd/WAC
2004 16 13 .552 30 29 0 .508 3rd/WAC
2005 10 12 .455 26 27 0 .491 4th/WAC
2006 18 9 .666 26 28 0 .481

4th/WAC

2007 24 8 .750 35 26 0 .574 2nd/WAC
2008 25 8 .758 34 26 0 .567 2nd/WAC
2009 15 13 .536 25 31 0 .446 6th/WAC
2010 19 6 .760 36 22 1 .750 T2nd/WAC
2011 17 10 .630 24 31 0 .436 T3rd/WAC
2012 21 10 .677 32 25 0 .561 T1st/WAC
2013 13 14 .481 25 32 0 .438 5th/MW
2014 17 6 .739 31 27 0 .534 4th/MW
2015 21 3 .875 40 12 0 .769 1st/MW
Totals 498 237 .678 888 673 3 .569 * Four NCAA Appearances
Top 20 Crowds at Peccole
No. Opponent Date Att.
1 San Jose State 4/26/15 3,136
1 Rice 4/04/04 2,627
2 Fresno State 5/18/03 2,227
3 UCLA 5/22/94 2,124
4 Long Beach State 3/27/94 2,086
5 Rice 5/15/05 2,045
6 CS Fullerton 3/25/00 2,042
7 San Jose State 4/28/02 2,016
8 Saint Mary's 2/26/95 1,879
9 Rice 5/11/03 1,875
10 Loyola Marymount 3/04/00 1,859
11 UCLA 5/21/94 1,856
12 Pacific 5/21/00 1,830
13 Hawai`i 5/04/03 1,819
14 Saint Mary's (CA) 2/25/95 1,812
15 Cal Poly 3/02/96 1,808
16 Saint Mary's 3/12/05 1,755
17 Rice 4/13/01 1,746
18 Pacific 3/23/97 1,735
19 Hawai'i 5/05/01 1,726
20 CS Fullerton 4/26/97 1,636
  Rice 5/10/03 1,636

Directions to Peccole Park

From Reno-Tahoe International Airport:

Take 395 north and exit at Interstate 80 west and exit at Virginia Street. Turn right (north) on Virginia Street. Take a right on Ninth Street, which turns into Evans Ave.; take Evans Ave. for approximately 1.0 mile. Peccole Park is on the left.

Or
From Virginia Street, turn right on Fifteenth Street, drive past Lawlor Events Center. Turn left on West Stadium and then take a left onto East Stadium. Take your next right and go approximately one-half mile. Peccole Park is after the John A. Sala Intramural Fields.

From Interstate 80:
Exit at Virginia Street. Turn right (north) on Virginia Street. Drive approximately 1.0 mile and turn right on Fifteenth Street, drive past Lawlor Events Center. Turn left on West Stadium and then take a left onto East Stadium. Take your next right and drive approximately one-half mile. Peccole Park is after the John A. Sala Intramural Fields.

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