Jack Coombs Field

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Jack Coombs Field
Coombs Field
Jack Coombs Field 1.jpg
Location Whitford Drive, Durham, North Carolina, USA
Coordinates 35°59′54″N 78°56′39″W / 35.9983°N 78.9443°W / 35.9983; -78.9443Coordinates: 35°59′54″N 78°56′39″W / 35.9983°N 78.9443°W / 35.9983; -78.9443
Owner Duke University
Capacity 2,000
Field size Left Field - 325 feet (99 m)
Left Center Field - 370 feet (110 m) (not posted)
Center Field - 400 feet (120 m)
Right Center Field - 375 feet (114 m) (not posted)
Right Field - 335 feet (102 m)
Surface AstroTurf GameDay Grass 3D 60H
Scoreboard Yes
Construction
Opened 1931
Renovated 2001, 2011
Tenants
Duke Blue Devils college baseball (ACC)
(1931-present)

Jack Coombs Field is a baseball stadium in Durham, North Carolina, USA. It is the on-campus home field of the Duke University Blue Devils college baseball teams. As of the 2011 season, Duke uses Coombs Field for all weekday games and Durham Bulls Athletic Park for weekend games.[1]

The stadium holds 2,000 people. It was dedicated in 1951 for former Duke baseball coach Jack Coombs.[2] The field itself was first used in 1931.[1] The stonework on the grandstand exterior suggests the Neo-Gothic architectural design used with most of the West Campus buildings.

The ballpark stands in the western portion of the athletic complex on Duke's West Campus. It is bounded by Science Drive (northwest, left and center fields); Whitford Drive (southwest - left field, third base, and home plate); Krzyzewski Center (east, first base); and a service road (northeast, center and right fields).[3]

Renovations[edit]

In 2001, an indoor hitting facility was added.[2]

Prior to the 2011 season, an AstroTurf surface was installed at the field, allowing for greater flexibility in the program's use of the venue. In addition, minor changes were made to the field's fences, lights, and dimensions. The stadium was custom fit with Promats Athletics wall padding, netting system, and foul poles.[1]

Other features include locker rooms, a sprinkler system, and offices.[2]

Jack Coombs Field triptych

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Renovations Complete on Jack Coombs Field at goduke.com, URL accessed December 22, 2010. Archived 12-22-2010
  2. ^ a b c Jack Coombs Field at goduke.com, URL accessed December 22, 2010. Archived 12-22-2010
  3. ^ "Duke Campus Map". Duke.edu. Archived from the original on 2011-12-20. Retrieved 20 December 2011.