The first baseball field on this site south of Allen Fieldhouse, built in 1958, was named for Earnest Q. Quigley, KU athletic director 1944-50, a National League umpire and a football and basketball official.
In 1987, major renovations including a new press box, restrooms, concession stands, computerized scoreboard and lighting were carried out, funded largely by gifts from Forrest Hoglund and from Neil Mecaskey in memory of his travel-agency partner Tom Maupin. Hoglund, a 1956 graduate in mechanical engineering who lettered in baseball, is an oil executive and with his wife and brother is a major benefactor to KU and the KU Medical Center.
The stadium was renamed Hoglund-Maupin Ballpark. Before the 1999 season, Hoglund gave $1.5 million of the $1.8 million needed for extensive renovations and improvements designed by the Lawrence firm of Glenn, Livingood & Penzler Architects, and the field was rededicated in his name. In 2006, an indoor facility costing $850,000 and paid for by alumni donations was completed next to right field.
On Jan. 14, 2009, the 4,000-square-foot McCarthy Family Clubhouse behind the dugout on the first-base side opened. It comprises a locker room, training room, cardio room, players’ lounge, and study area. It is named for Kent McCarthy and his family, major donors to the $2 million project. The ballpark seating capacity is 2,000, and field dimensions are 330-392-300 feet.