Stadium Name Approved: Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park|
Rip Griffin is a longtime supporter of Red Raider baseball and Texas Tech athletics
Oct. 13, 2011
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech's baseball stadium will have its official name changed to Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park, the Texas Tech University board of regents approved.
The home of Red Raider baseball had been Dan Law Field from 1988-2011, before Tech began a $5 million renovation that is funded solely by private donors.
"It is an honor to have our stadium named after one of our tremendous donors, Rip Griffin," Texas Tech head coach Dan Spencer said. "We are very grateful for our anonymous donor and to all of our private donors who made this project possible."
An anonymous donor to the renovation requested the field be named after Rip Griffin, a long-time supporter of Red Raider baseball and Texas Tech athletics.
"It is certainly an honor," Griffin said. "It means a lot to be selected by all my friends. It is a real good feeling. I have been around baseball for a long time. I have always enjoyed engaging in the game and watching it and participating in baseball. Lubbock is a good baseball town and I have baseball in my blood, so we kind of fit. There are a lot of things that go into it. I'd like to say this isn't a Rip Griffin deal at all, I just happen to be the one who gets to have his name on it. It has been a gift of many. This has been discussed with the likes of Kal Segrist, Gary Ashby, Larry Hays, Dan Spencer and others. There has been a lot of work that has gone into it. There have been a lot of gracious and generous people come forward the last few months to make this work."
Official groundbreaking for the renovation took place on June 24, with construction starting on Aug. 1. A completion date for Rip Griffin Park is set for the end of January.