Alexander Field (Purdue University)

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Alexander Field
Full name John and Anna Margaret Ross Alexander Field
Location McCormick Road and Cherry Lane, West Lafayette, IN, USA
Coordinates 40°26′14″N 86°56′30″W / 40.437312°N 86.941646°W / 40.437312; -86.941646Coordinates: 40°26′14″N 86°56′30″W / 40.437312°N 86.941646°W / 40.437312; -86.941646
Owner Purdue University
Operator Purdue University
Capacity 1,500 (expandable to 2,500)
Field size Left Field - 340 feet
Left Center - 368 feet
Center Field - 408 feet
Right Center - 368 feet
Right Field - 330 feet
Surface Natural grass
Scoreboard Electronic
Construction
Broke ground 2011
Built 2011–2012
Opened 2013
Tenants
Purdue Boilermakers baseball (NCAA DI Big Ten) (2013-present)

Alexander Field is a baseball venue in West Lafayette, Indiana, United States. It is home to the Purdue Boilermakers baseball team of the NCAA Division I Big Ten Conference. The field hosted its first game in spring 2013. The venue has a capacity of 1,500 spectators that is expandable to 2,500 spectators. It is named for John and Anna Margaret Ross Alexander, Purdue alumni and the parents of former Purdue head baseball coach Dave Alexander[1]

Construction began following the 2011 season, and the venue was scheduled to be completed for the start of the 2012 season. However, construction delays pushed back the field's completion to spring 2013. Due to the delays, Purdue, which was selected to host a regional in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, had to host the regional at U.S. Steel Yard in nearby Gary, Indiana.[2][3]

The stadium features a press box and stadium lighting.[1]

It replaced Lambert Field as the home of the Boilermakers.

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  1. ^ a b "Alexander Field". PurdueSports.com. Purdue Sports Information. 30 September 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-07-17. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Peloza, Brian (26 May 2012). "NCAA Baseball Tourney Could Be Coming to Gary". The Post Tribune. Archived from the original on 2012-07-17. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  3. ^ DiPrimio, Pete (29 May 2012). "Purdue to Host NCAA Baseball Regional - In Gary". News-Sentinel.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-17. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 

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