Falcon Baseball Field

Summary

Falcon Baseball Field
Falcon Field
Location2168 Field House Drive, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Coordinates39°00′56″N 104°53′18″W / 39.015593°N 104.888245°W / 39.015593; -104.888245Coordinates: 39°00′56″N 104°53′18″W / 39.015593°N 104.888245°W / 39.015593; -104.888245
OwnerAir Force Academy
OperatorAir Force Academy
Capacity1,000
Field size349 ft. (LF), 393 ft. (LCF), 400 ft. (CF), 365 ft. (RCF), 316 ft. (RF)
SurfaceSport Turf (infield)
Natural grass (outfield)
ScoreboardElectronic
Construction
Opened1957
Renovated1991
Expanded1991
Tenants
Air Force Falcons baseball (MWC) (1957–present)

Falcon Baseball Field is a baseball venue located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. It is home to the Air Force Falcons college baseball team of the Division I Mountain West Conference. Opened in 1957,[1] the venue has a capacity of 1,000 spectators.[2] The field, located in the Rampart Range of the Rocky Mountains, is more than 7,000 feet (2,100 m) above sea level.[1]

In both 1976 and 1995, the field hosted the United States Olympic Festivals.[1]

Renovations

In 1991, the facility underwent major renovations. The most notable was the addition of an AstroTurf infield and new drainage systems; these allowed for better field conditions following inclement weather. Also, field dimensions were altered, and the dugouts were improved. The field features a 24-foot-high fence in right field. Seating capacity was expanded as well.[1]

In 2010, the AstroTurf infield was replaced with Sport Turf.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Falcon Baseball Field at goairforcefalcons.com, URL accessed December 27, 2010. Archived 12-27-2010
  2. ^ Falcon Field at thebaseballcube.com, URL accessed December 27, 2010. Archived 12-27-2010