Warren E. Steller Field

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Coordinates: 41°22′50″N 83°37′44″W / 41.380572°N 83.628809°W / 41.380572; -83.628809

Warren E. Steller Field
Location Bowling Green, Ohio, USA
Owner Bowling Green State University
Operator Bowling Green State University
Capacity 2,500
Field size Left field: 340 feet (100 m)
Center field: 400 feet (120 m)
Right field: 340 feet (100 m)
Surface Natural grass
Scoreboard Electronic
Construction
Opened 1964
Construction cost $150,000 USD
Tenants
Bowling Green Falcons baseball (NCAA) (1964–present)
Bowling Green Breeze (GLSCL) (1987–1991)
Lake Erie Monarchs (GLSCL) (2008)

Warren E. Steller Field is a baseball field at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, where the Bowling Green Falcons baseball team plays. The field is named after Warren E. Steller, a former BGSU instructor and former coach of the Bowling Green's football (1924–34) and baseball (1925, 1928–59) teams. It was officially named for Warren E. Steller in 1967. Steller Field is located just north of BGSU Ice Arena on the eastern side of the campus. The dimensions of the field from home plate to the outfield fences are 340 feet to left field, 400 feet to center field, and 340 feet to right field.[1]

History[edit]

Steller Field was built in 1964 and cost $150,000 to construct. Steller Field has seen renovations in 1965, 1968, and 2002, which has expanded the capacity of 2,500.[2] In fall 2012, a new electronic scoreboard was installed at the facility, and the backstop was renovated.[3][4]

Other uses[edit]

From 1987–1991, the field was home to the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League's Bowling Green Breeze. In 2008, another Great Lakes Collegiate Summer League team, the Lake Erie Monarchs, used the field for a single season.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Akron Zips Baseball - 2007 Conference Opponents". GoZips.com. Retrieved 2008-03-03. 
  2. ^ "BGSU Historical Campus Tour - Warren E. Steller Field". Bowling Green State University. Archived from the original on 2008-02-13. Retrieved 2008-03-03. 
  3. ^ "New Scoreboards Installed at Baseball and Softball". BGSUFalcons.com. Bowling Green Sports Information. 25 October 2012. Archived from the original on 25 November 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Upgrades Continue at Steller Field". BGSUFalcons.com. Bowling Green Sports Information. 19 December 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "The Boys of Summer". BGNews.com. 25 April 2008. Archived from the original on 25 November 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Monarchs Announce Move To Bowling Green". LakeErieMonarchs.com. 2008-02-27. Retrieved 2008-03-27. 

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