Varsity Field - Baseball




 

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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