Darden Field

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Darden Field
Former names CSM Baseball Field
Location Golden, Colorado
Owner Colorado School of Mines
Operator Colorado School of Mines
Capacity 500
Surface Natural grass
Broke ground 1937
Opened 1937
Colorado School of Mines Orediggers (1937-present)

Darden Field is a historic baseball stadium that has been home to the Colorado School of Mines baseball teams since it was constructed in 1937. Featuring fieldstone stands with flagstone benches built into the hillside, the park was originally a Depression-era project of the Public Works Administration. Aside from hosting collegiate baseball, the diamond has also hosted notable visitors including pitcher Satchel Paige. After renovations which substantially modernized the stadium in 2007, the park was renamed Darden Field after the longtime baseball coach Jim Darden (1954-1992).