The Rededication of the Jake Inselmann Baseball Field, rescheduled twice due to inclement weather, will now be Friday, March 27 at 7 p.m.
Originally built and dedicated in 1977, Inselmann Baseball Field #1 was completely rebuilt with an increased field size to match that of nearby Baseball Field #2, which was completed in 2006.
The redesigned field includes new field turf, outfield fencing, spectator seating with a capacity of 1,000, sports field lighting, dugouts, and a press box. In addition, there are new accessible restrooms, concessions, and ticket booth. Parking was also reconfigured to accommodate an additional 125 vehicles.
Inselmann Baseball Field is part of the Don Hardin Athletic Complex, a 70-acre site which provides competition-level sports facilities. These including Gustafson Football Stadium, Paul Taylor Field House, George Block Aquatics Center, Northside Softball Stadium (2 fields), and the Annemarie Tennis Center.
Jake Inselmann was a family man who knew the value of hard work and the importance of a good education. He served as the city clerk for the City of San Antonio from 1962 until his death in 1975. His children attended Northside schools, and he was active in the PTA, Marshall Ram Booster Club, and Holmes Athletic Booster Club. With his connection to the City, he helped Northside develop the rapport and philosophy of cooperation with the City that has led to a sharing of many facilities and programs. He was also instrumental in helping with infrastructure issues within NISD, and is credited with working through the City to make additional athletic playing fields available throughout the district.
“The long-range weather report is for clear skies and good weather,” says Stan Laing, Executive Director of Athletics. “We are hoping that this will be the day that we can rededicate this great facility.”