FACILITES / DIRECTIONS
All Creighton Baseball Academy Camps will take place at Creighton University Sports Complex or the Rasmussen Center.
CU Sports Complex
The Creighton Sports Complex, which includes the Kitty Gaughan Pavilion, is home to Bluejay baseball and softball. The facility opened in 1988 and was renovated in 2000, while the Kitty Gaughan Pavilion was completed and dedicated in 2001.
A $2.7 million renovation of the Creighton University Sports Complex has given the baseball and softball programs a new artificial surface for practice and competition plus a 15,000 square foot indoor complex complete with batting cages, locker rooms, an umpire’s room, athletic training facilities, staff offices, VIP viewing areas, storage and concessions.
In 2000, Jackie Gaughan generously supported the construction of CU’s baseball and softball indoor complex and he requested that the building be named in honor of his mother, Kitty. The Kitty Gaughan Pavilion was formally dedicated on October 27, 2001.
In addition to the construction of the Kitty Gaughan Pavilion, the CU Sports Complex’s 140,000 square feet of artificial turf was replaced with the SafePlay surface, the same turf used by the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys at Texas Stadium while all four dugouts – two for baseball and two for softball – were redesigned and relocated, giving both programs better use of space and more safety for the student-athletes.
In the summer of 2006, FieldTurf was put on the infield of the CU Sports Complex baseball field, other than the sliding pits around each base and the pitchers mound. The summer of 2006 also saw the softball field get new chairback seats as well as an enclosed press box facility.
Directions To The CU Sports Complex
From I-80 West: Traveling west on Interstate 80 from Des Moines, continue on I-80 West across the Missouri River to I-480 North to downtown Omaha. Once on I-480, get into the far left lane and continue straight to the I-480 East/Highway 75 split. Take Highway 75 (the left fork). Without changing lanes, you will be able to exit to the right at the Cuming Street exit. Turn right at the light and travel east on Cuming Street to the traffic light at 24th Street. Turn right at 24th Street - heading south for one block - until you reach the stop light at Burt Street. Turn left on Burt Street and then turn right into the campus parking lot and the Creighton Sports Complex will be located on your left. It is recommended you park several rows from the stadium to avoid foul balls.
From I-29 North: Traveling north on Interstate 29, take I-80 West at the convergence of the two interstates in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Follow the above directions from I-80 West.
From I-80 East: Traveling east on Interstate 80 from Lincoln, take Interstate 480 North to downtown Omaha and follow the above directions.
From Eppley Airfield: When leaving the terminal, turn left (south) on Storz Expressway and continue south to the first traffic signal at Abbott Drive. Turn right and continue west through Carter Lake. At 16th Street, turn left. Continue south on 16th Street to Cuming Street. Turn right on Cuming Street then get into the left lane. Continue west to 23rd Street and continue straight up the hill into the campus parking lot. The Creighton Sports Complex will be located on your left. It is recommended you park several rows from the stadium to avoid foul balls.
Rasmussen Fitness & Sports Center
Named after Creighton athletics director Bruce Rasmussen, the Rasmussen Fitness and Sports Center, opened on Monday, October 22nd 2012, is the newest Creighton building on campus. It is located to the east of the Ryan Center and to the north of Morrison Stadium.