Falcon Baseball Field

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Falcon Baseball Field
Falcon Field
Location 2168 Field House Drive, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Coordinates 39°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
Owner Air Force Academy
Operator Air Force Academy
Capacity 1,000
Field size 349 ft. (LF), 393 ft. (LCF), 400 ft. (CF), 365 ft. (RCF), 316 ft. (RF)
Surface Sport Turf (infield), Natural grass (outfield)
Scoreboard Electronic
Construction
Opened 1957
Renovated 1991
Expanded 1991
Tenants
Air Force Falcons baseball (MWC) (1957-present)
This page refers to the Air Force Academy baseball venue. For the Auburn Doubledays minor league baseball venue, see Falcon Park. For the Corinth, Texas baseball venue, see Falcon Field (Corinth, Texas).

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 above sea level.[1]

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

Renovations[edit]

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]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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