Roy E. Lee Field at Simmons Baseball Complex

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Roy E. Lee Field at Simmons Baseball Complex
Location New Poag Road west of Stadium Drive, Edwardsville, Illinois, USA
Coordinates 38°47′55″N 90°01′07″W / 38.798497°N 90.018572°W / 38.798497; -90.018572Coordinates: 38°47′55″N 90°01′07″W / 38.798497°N 90.018572°W / 38.798497; -90.018572
Owner Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Operator Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Capacity 1,000 permanent seats
≤500 on the lawn
Field size 330 feet (Left field)
390 feet (Center field)
330 feet (Right field)
Surface Artificial turf
Scoreboard Electronic
Construction
Opened 1972
Renovated 2004, 2005, 2011, 2014
Expanded 2005
Tenants
SIU Edwardsville Cougars baseball (OVC)
Game play at Roy E. Lee Field at Simmons Baseball Complex, SIUE.

Roy E. Lee Field at Simmons Baseball Complex is a baseball venue in Edwardsville, Illinois, United States. It is home to the SIU Edwardsville Cougars baseball team of the NCAA Division I Ohio Valley Conference.[1] The facility, which has a capacity of 1,500 spectators, is named for SIUE's first baseball coach, Roy E. Lee.[2] The distance to the fences is 330 feet to right and left fields and 390 to center.[3]

Night game at Roy E. Lee Field at Simmons Baseball Complex, SIUE.

In the offseason following the 2010 season, the locker rooms and dugouts were renovated.[4] Additionally, the field features an AstroTurf® GameDay Grass playing field, an electronic scoreboard, and a stand of pine trees in center field that acts as a batter's eye. The seating structure lies behind home plate and includes a covered grandstand of bleacher-style seating along with three rows of chairback seating closest to the field.[1]

In the summer of 2014, additional improvements were made with funding approved by the SIU Board of Trustees in February.[5] The outfield grass was replaced with the same AstroTurf® GameDay Grass as has been on the infield since 2011 to allow year-round practice and play. The outfield wall was also replaced, creating a symmetrical field.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Simons Compex". SIUE Cougars. SIU Edwardsville Athletic Department. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.siuecougars.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/lee_roy00.html
  3. ^ "Fences". SIUE Cougars. SIU Edwardsville Athletic Department. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "2011 SIUE Baseball Media Guide". Issuu. SIU Edwardsville Athletic Department. p. 6. Archived from the original on 20 January 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "SIU BOT Approves SIUE Improvements". SIUE News. SIU Edwardsville. Retrieved 26 February 2014.