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.