Opened in 1992, the Picayune Maroon Tide's "Field of Dreams" is one of the premier high school
facilities in the Southeast. The unofficial name "Field of Dreams" was dubbed on the facility by the
late Sam Adkins, a teacher at Picayune Junior High, who also served as the public announcer for
the Tide for many years. Since the facility carried no official name, Adkins took the name from the
then famous movie.
Update: The official name of the field become Kent Kirkland Field in the fall of 2016.
Under the watchful eye of Head Coach Kent Kirkland, the facility has grown to include a wooden
outfield wall bearing the names of sponsors and Tide well-wishers, an elevated grandstand behind
home plate, a large, full service concession stand with restrooms, and reserved parking on the third
base line from the dugout to the foul pole for those who wished to watch the game from their back
of their truck or flatbed trailer. In 2004, an indoor batting facility and a new, larger pressbox have
been added to the facility.