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Peaceful Valley & Frann's Field

Peaceful Valley has been the long-time home of Heidelberg baseball. Peaceful Valley is surrounded by a wooden fence that stretches 408 ft to straight away center and 430 ft. at the right-center field angle.

In 2013, Patriots Park at Peaceful Valley, a sculpture honoring the United States Armed Forces, was dedicated.  A gift from the Lowe Family Foundation, Patriots Park is a one-of-a-kind tribute to past, present and future service members.

Peaceful Valley has served as the backdrop for six OAC tournaments, including Heidelberg's OAC Tournament titles in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

In 2015, Heidelberg softball began playing at Frann's Field.  With stadium style seating and softball-specific batting facilities, the new venue is among the best in the region.

Note: Peaceful Valley is located at the dead end of Prospect St. in Tiffin. Visitors who wish to use GPS guidance to travel to the facility should use 180 Prospect St. as the destination.

Seiberling Gymnasium

Seiberling Gymnasium was completed in 1952 and bears the name of Frank Seiberling, an 1879 alumnus who became president of Goodyear Rubber Co. and founder of the Seiberling Rubber Co.

Sayger Court is named for the late Herman E. Sayger, a successful physical education director and coach at Heidelberg in the 1920s. He was responsible for bringing a complete program of intramural sports to the University. Sayger is often credited as one of the people who led the charge for the creation of the 3-point line in basketball. The court is used for volleyball, wrestling, basketball and major events such as commencement and Alumni Day.

Hoernemann Stadium

  • $5.1 Million project funded by private donations
  • Named in honor of legendary coach Paul Hoernemann, 102-18-4 with five conference titles in 14 seasons
  • Press box seats up to 20 media members
  • The Fox Den Alumni Center, featuring 'Berg football memorabilia, functions as entertainment space for various guests
  • The Adams Academic All-American Plaza honors the finest scholar-athletes in Heidelberg history
  • The Kratz Multi-Purpose Room under the bleachers features a two-mat practice wrestling room and batting facilities for softball and baseball
  • The playing surface was renamed Riesen Field, in honor of Pete Riesen, coach of the 1972 Stagg Bowl team

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