Hank DeVincent Field

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Hank DeVincent Field
Location La Salle University campus; 1900 W. Olney Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Coordinates 40°02′11″N 75°09′12″W / 40.036382°N 75.153372°W / 40.036382; -75.153372Coordinates: 40°02′11″N 75°09′12″W / 40.036382°N 75.153372°W / 40.036382; -75.153372
Owner La Salle University
Operator La Salle University
Capacity 1,000
Surface Sprinturf
Scoreboard Electronic
Construction
Renovated 2007, 2012
Tenants
La Salle Explorers baseball (NCAA D1 A-10)

Hank DeVincent Field is a baseball venue located on the campus of La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The field is home to the La Salle Explorers baseball team of the NCAA Division I Atlantic 10 Conference.[1] The field holds a capacity of 1,000 spectators.[2]

Renovations[edit]

Left field wall[edit]

In fall 2007, the school heightened the field's left field wall to prevent home run balls from breaking the windows of buildings over the fence. The chain link was painted green in homage to the Green Monster at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, home of Major League Baseball's Boston Red Sox. The Green Monster, which is also green, is the left field fence at Fenway. A new batting cage was constructed at the same time as the wall, and both improvements were part of a campus-wide construction project.[3]

Dugouts[edit]

In fall 2012, the field's dugouts were lengthened and upgraded.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeVincent Field at goexplorers.com, URL accessed October 24, 2009. Archived 10/24/09
  2. ^ Quick Facts at goexplorers.com, URL accessed October 24, 2009. Archived 10/24/09
  3. ^ More monstrous Field gets fence improved at lasalle.edu, URL accessed October 24, 2009. Archived 10/24/09
  4. ^ "Baseball Dugout Renovation Underway". GoExplorers.com. La Salle Sports Information. 22 October 2012. Archived from the original on 24 November 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2012.