Maverick Park, University of Nebraska Omaha 

Omaha, Neb.
Construction Cost: $23.5 million
Area / Square Feet: 43,700
Occupancy Date: March 2021

Maverick Park is the first on-campus home for the University of Nebraska Omaha baseball and softball teams. Tal Anderson Field (baseball) and Connie Claussen Field (softball) include 1,500 and 650 fixed seats, respectively, with berm seating available. The number of seats corresponds to typical spectator sizes for each sport, encouraging an activated, enthusiastic atmosphere during games on both fields. Solar orientation is an often-overlooked consideration in creating equitable fields, with baseball fields more frequently capturing the ideal orientation for gameplay. At Maverick Park, the north/south topography remains constant, allowing each field to occupy one of the two ideal orientations.

The complex’s arrival sequence guides fans along an ascending path to the open concourse. The Y-shaped pavilion containing fan amenities rests on the concourse. From the covered concourse, patrons descend into either seating bowl. A covered, open-air second deck opens to both fields. The remainder of the pavilion consists of press and broadcast facilities for each field. A distributed audio system creates an all-engaging fan experience across both.

Cast-in-place concrete seating bowls and synthetic turf fields are carved into the hillside, creating a durable environment ready for heavy use by both the university and the community. The primary building material of white cement stucco and radiused geometry echoes the recently completed Baxter Arena to establish a family of athletic facilities. The press box and pavilion are economically structured with a hybrid system of load-bearing concrete masonry units and a steel frame.


HDR Inc. 

Omaha, Neb.  


Lempka Architects LLC 

Lenexa, Kan. 


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