Lyons Stadium Directions
From the East or West: Hwy 54/Austin street is the main east/west road through town. From Austin, turn north on Hwy W/North Ash street. Go north on Ash street to Highland Ave (there will be a Fastrip/Conoco station on your left). Turn left (west) on Highland and the baseball field is on your left.
From the North: From Hwy 49, take Highland Ave Exit, turn right. Turn left onto outer road, head south about 1⁄4 mile. Turn right on Highland Ave. Continue on until you come to a stop sign (crossroad is Ash St.) Go through the stop sign. Ball field is on left.
From the South: From Hwy 49, take Highland Ave. Exit, turn left and proceed over highway to outer road. Turn left onto outer road, head south about 1/4 mile. Turn right on Highland Ave. Continue on until you come to a stop sign. (Crossroad is Ash St.) Go through the stop sign. Ball field is on left.
The ballpark, George T. Lyons Stadium, was established in 1947 on land owned by the Barton family. Lyons stadium was originally designed by Lyons himself. As the manager of the Nevada Red Sox, a semi-professional team, Lyons was among those looking for a replacement field for his team after construction at the State Hospital led to the demise of the old ballpark, which was located just southeast of today's Marmaduke Park.
The current field is owned by the Nevada R-5 School District, with maintenance provided jointly by the Nevada Griffons and the school district. The field also serves as the home field for the Nevada High School Tiger baseball teams. The press box is owned and operated by the Nevada Griffons. It was built in 2002 and is dedicated to Finis Moss. A pavilion was built for the BBQ Grill and picnic tables in 2010, and in the spring of 2014 new concrete pads for lawn chair seating and to surround the concession stand were added.
The infield turf is Bermuda Grass, and Oklahoma red clay is used for the pitching mound and base paths. The left field line measures 325 ft from home. It is 312 feet down the right field line, and 400 feet to dead center field.