Hammons Field became home to the Missouri State Bears baseball team in 2004. The facility was built by Missouri State alumnus John Q. Hammons.
The premier college ballpark has 8,000 seats, 28 luxury suites, five party decks, six food and beverage outlets, a souvenir shop and a club lounge. Hammons Field features offices for the coaching staff as well as separate dressing room and training facilities for the Bears.
In 2004, in the Bears' first year at Hammons Field, Missouri State averaged 3,759 fans per game. With 20 home games and 75,186 total fans attending Bears games, MSU ranked ninth in the NCAA in attendance average, and 26th in total attendance.
In 2005, the Bears had 38,294 fans turn out for the 28 home games at Hammons Field with crowds as high as 3,415. Missouri State ranked 41st in the country in average attendance and 42nd overall in total home attendance.
The Springfield Cardinals, St. Louis Cardinals AA affiliate, made Hammons Field home in 2005.