During the 1998 season, Ohio Baseball moved to a new home named after legendary Bobcat coach, Bob Wren. On April 18th, 1998, the Bobcats took on the Falcons of Bowling Green State University in the opening double-header at the new home of the Bobcats. A throng of fans watched as Ohio defeated the Falcons 4-1 to christen the new facility.
The seating plan at Bob Wren Stadium is both unique and practical. There are 100 chairback seats that are part of a VIP section, christened the Baumholtz Club in honor of Ohio’s legendary two sport star Frank Baumholtz. In addition, there is an area of “bleacher-back” in the sections behind home plate. There are also sections of raised bleachers do. These three sections total about 2,000 seats. However, the seating does not end there. On either side of the field there is a grassy knoll, which can hold approximately 500-750 people and can accommodate temporary bleachers if needed, moving the total to 1,000 for each side.
The working press and sports media relation staff have a state-of-the-art press room at their disposal. This two-level room features multiple phone and computer lines to make covering the games at Bob Wren Stadium more accessible. In addition, the window at the front of the press box slides open to allow the “sounds of the game” to enter the area.
In the fall of 2018, the playing field underwent an extensive renovation to replace the existing natural infield with the new Nicholson Family Turf.Ohio University Athletics would like to thank the Nicholson family, which started its journey with Ohio University Baseball when brothers Dave (1976) and Larry (1979)took the field as Bobcat players. Larry and Paige Nicholson have continued through the years to have an impact on Ohio University Baseball and most recently provided the generous lead gift for the Nicholson Family Turf Project. Their involvement in the Ohio University Baseball Program has contributed to enhancing the student-athletes experiences for years to come.