Garth Brooks comes to Lamar Porter Field
December 15. 2014
This past Saturday, Lamar Porter Field hosted a baseball clinic put on by Garth Brooks and his Teammates for Kids Foundation. Over 75 kids showed up to get instruction from MLB players Cliff Lee, Travis Wood, Dustin Mosely, and Jonathan Pettibone as well as the UALR baseball team. After a morning filled with baseball drills and games, the kids gathered around to hear an inspiring talk from Garth Brooks. Go to the photos page to see pictures of the event.
First Phase of Improvements is now Complete
November 21, 2014
Thanks to all of the generous donations and grants that have been received, the first phase of construction is now complete. Improvements include stadium waterproofing, field irrigation, installation of a bullpen slab at 3rd base, and new bathrooms in the stadium concourse. Baseball season will be here soon so come see these great changes to this historic stadium.
Improvements Approved
July 17, 2014
Additional stadium and field improvements have been approved by the Lamar Porter Revitalization Committee. These improvements include stadium waterproofing, field irrigation, a new slab on the 3rd base side, and hardware/improvements to various doors.
Kinco Constructors, LLC
June 19, 2014
The Lamar Porter Revitalization Committee has approved the hiring of Kinco Constructors, LLC to be the general contractor for the Lamar Porter Complex construction project.
Brooks Robinson Biography Available
April 18, 2014
"Brooks: The Biography of Brooks Robinson" by Doug Wilson was recently published. It not only documents his famous career with the Baltimore Orioles but it also includes several stories from his childhood in Little Rock. Copies are available at Sportstop in Little Rock for $26.99 or you can find it on Amazon.com.
Cliff and Kristen Lee Announce Matching Gift Campaign!
November 21, 2013

The Lamar Porter Revitalization Committee announces that Kristen & Cliff Lee will match gifts until 01/15/2014. Over the last 6 months contributions of over $100,000 have been donated toward the project. Another $70,000 matched by the Lee’s would provide additional funding needed to completethe work on Phase 1.

Stadium Security Improved
November 14, 2013
Thanks to the generous donations that have been received, improvements have begun at the Lamar Porter Complex. In order to enhance security at the stadium, overhead doors have been installed at each entrance to the concourse. Security measures are also being made to the stadium's exterior windows.
MLB All-Star Cliff Lee and His Wife Kristen Join the Renovation Campaign
November 7, 2013
The Lamar Porter Complex Revitalization Committee is excited to announce that Arkansas native and current MLB All-Star Cliff Lee and his wife Kristen have joined our campaign to renovate Lamar Porter Field. On November 5, 2013 the Lee's hosted a fundraiser in their backyard where they announced that they would be making a matching gift to the Lamar Porter Complex.
Personalized Bricks!
September 21, 2013
Purchase your own personalized brick to help raise funds to renovate the Lamar Porter Complex. Each personalized brick will be permanently installed as a symbol of your support. Purchase one for yourself, a friend, or family member. The order form is available here.
Meet and Greet with Brooks Robinson!
Saturday, June 15, 2013 5:30 - 7:30
Come meet Little Rock native and former Major Leaguer Brooks Robinson and learn more about our efforts to restore the Lamar Porter Complex. Bring the whole family and enjoy ballpark food for just $10 per person. For more information please contact Jay or James Rogers at 501-224-4033.
Lamar Porter Field Video
March 31, 2013
Little Rock, AR - Fried Green Media Presents: Lamar Porter Field (2013).
Saving Lamar Porter Field  (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)
December 12, 2012
Little Rock, AR - Agrotesque slab of asphalt now occupies the high-profile location along Interstate 630 in Little Rock that once was home to Ray Winder Field. That parking lot is being used as a source of motivation by a group of prominent Arkansans, which has stepped up its efforts to ensure that a similar fate doesn't befall nearby Lamar Porter Field.
Martin Smith, Ecological Design Group, Inc joins the effort!
November 12, 2012
Little Rock, AR - Martin Smith with Ecological Design Group, Inc. (EDG) began work to integrate the proposed block development including storm water management so an ecological balance is maintained and working to insure historic significance of the site elements will be upheld to preserve the integrity and character of the Work Projects Administration.
Welcome Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation
October 31, 2012
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arkansas and the Lamar Porter Complex Revitalization Committee are happy to announce our partnership with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation to raise awareness and financial resources in its effort to renovate the complex. Their primary area of focus will be on the multipurpose field.
Brooks Robinson to be Honorary Chair
September 20, 2012
Little Rock, AR - MLB Hall of Famer and Little Rock native, Brooks Robinson agreed to become the Honorary Chair of the Lamar Porter Complex Revitalization Committee. In his letter of support, Mr. Robinson stated, "Not only did I sharpen my baseball skills at Lamar Porter, I even once won a bubble blowing contest there and proudly rode a new bicycle home. The memories of playing there and the friendships that I made have lasted all my life."
Lamar Porter Complex Initial Master Renderings Approved
August 18, 2012
Little Rock, AR - The Lamar Porter Complex Revitalization Committee approved Witsell Evans Rasco's initial Master Rendering for renovating and restoring the Lamar Porter Complex. The entire complex composed of Lamar Porter field, the multi use field, practice field and community garden are all included in the Master Plan.
Revitalize Lamar Porter Committee is officially sanctioned
April 16, 2012
Little Rock, AR - Trustees of Lamar Porter joined with the Boys & Girls Club of Central Arkansas for the Revitalize Lamar Porter Committee and accept the project proposal of Witsell Evans Rasco (WER) for creating a Master Plan for the entire complex composed of Lamar Porter field, the multipurpose field, practice field and community garden.
Witsell Evans Rasco (WER) meet the Trustees
January 27, 2012
John Greer Jr. and Bradley McLaurin of Witsell Evans Rasco (WER) met the Trustees of Lamar Porter and their representatives at the facility to conduct an initial walk through and present a proposal for initiating and completing a master plan for the revitalization of Lamar Porter.
Trustees of Lamar Porter accepted a significant financial gift
December 14th, 2011
The Trustees of Lamar Porter accepted a significant financial gift from an anonymous donor to initiate the process of identifying what will be necessary to renovate and restore the Lamar Porter field and grounds. This gift will be used to underwrite surveys, engineering reports and to create as built drawings. This is the first step in creating a master plan for Lamar Porter.