SIU dedicates Itchy Jones Stadium with grand opening

Saluki Athletics celebrated the grand opening of the Southern Illinois University baseball team’s new home ballpark with the dedication of Richard “Itchy” Jones Stadium Thursday afternoon. The new stadium is the result of a $4.2 million renovation project at the site of Abe Martin Field, which has been the Salukis’ home since 1964. The field at the new stadium will remain named after Abe Martin.

Issue 23


  • Space Enthusiast Shares Connection to History
  • “Motown the Musical” Opens in Chicago With an SIU Flair
  • Radio-Television Program Brought Joshua Jackson to SIU
  • Term Limits are the Focus of Simon Institute Symposium