Samford Stadium-Hitchcock Field at Plainsman Park—Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama, USA

Samford Stadium-Hitchcock Field at Plainsman Park—Auburn University
Musco’s LED System Makes One of College Baseball’s Premier Stadiums Even Better

“This is my 25th year in coaching and this is far and away the best lighting I have ever seen at a baseball stadium. We feel like Plainsman Park now possesses the best lighting system in America and that is a big deal to us.”

— Butch Thompson
Head Baseball Coach
Auburn University

“Our goal is to provide the best facilities and experience possible for our student-athletes and fans in all of our sports. This investment in a state-of-the-art lighting system produced by Musco will significantly enhance our baseball program, which is on the rise under Coach Thompson’s leadership. I’m excited that our players will have an even better experience under the lights at venerable Plainsman Park.”

— Jay Jacobs
Athletics Director
Auburn University

Auburn University’s Samford Stadium-Hitchcock Field at Plainsman Park has long been regarded as one of the top collegiate baseball stadiums in the country. When University administrators decided it was time for a new lighting system at the stadium, they were determined to find a solution that would make the experience there even better for players and fans.

After exploring several options and visiting facilities, the team at Auburn chose Musco’s Total Light Control—TLC for LED™ technology. Upon seeing the results delivered by Musco’s system at a nearby university, as well as those of a different manufacturer at another university, the difference in light quality, control, and the elimination of glare was immediately apparent.

Key benefits of the new LED system include:

  • Light Quality – the whiter, more uniformly distributed light on the field enables players to track the entire flight of the ball.
  • Glare Control – the system’s patented glare control technology improves visibility for players and fans.
  • System Solution – using Auburn’s existing poles, Musco designed a retrofit solution that included new crossarms, wire harnesses, and light fixtures, which was factory wired, aimed, and tested to ensure reliable performance.
  • Zero Maintenance – Musco’s 25-year parts and labor warranty will relieve Auburn from maintenance concerns or costs over the long term.

The new LED system will cut CO2 emissions by 845 metric tons and save Auburn more than $442,000 in ownership and operating costs over the next 25 years.