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Varsity Field

  • 1400 Washington Ave. Albany, NY 12222
  • University at Albany
  • Overview

    Varsity Field has served as the University at Albany’s on-campus baseball stadium for more than 30 years. The facility has been used throughout the program’s transition from the NCAA Division III level to its present Division I affiliation. On March 24, 2000, Varsity Field hosted the school’s first-ever Division I baseball contest, when the Great Danes defeated Canisius, 9-1. Varsity Field received significant upgrades prior to the 2004 season. The left field fence was pushed back to 346 feet down the left-field line and 388 feet in the left-center field gap, while a section of the center field fence was raised 20 feet. Additionally, windscreens with a yellow fence cap were added to the fencing, improving the field’s playing conditions and its aesthetic look. Other improvements included a warning track inside the outfield fence, new foul poles, flags representing each America East Conference school erected on the center-field fence, and new bullpens and hitting cages beyond the left-field fence. An inning-by-inning scoreboard was installed in right-center field in 2004.

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