Louis Guisto Field (1928)

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Louis Guisto Field
Former names Brother Agon Field
Location De La Salle Drive, Moraga, CA, United States
Coordinates 37°50′27″N 122°06′45″W / 37.840879°N 122.112364°W / 37.840879; -122.112364Coordinates: 37°50′27″N 122°06′45″W / 37.840879°N 122.112364°W / 37.840879; -122.112364
Owner Saint Mary's College of California
Operator Saint Mary's College of California
Capacity 1,000
Field size 340 feet (Left field)
375 feet (LCF)
400 feet (Center field)
375 feet (RCF)
340 feet (Right field)
Surface Natural grass
Scoreboard Electronic
Construction
Opened 1928
Renovated 2009
Closed 2011
Tenants
Saint Mary's Gaels baseball (1928–2011)

Louis Guisto Field is a baseball venue in Moraga, California, United States. It was home to the Saint Mary's Gaels college baseball team of the NCAA Division I West Coast Conference from 1928 to 2011. Named for former Gaels baseball player and coach Louis Guisto,[1] the field has a capacity of 1,000 spectators.[2] Before being named for Guisto, the field was known as Brother Agon Field.[1]

History[edit]

Saint Mary's has played at Guisto Field since 1928.[3] In 2009, the field was given a new infield and other minor improvements.[4]

In the mid-2000s, proposals for a new facility surfaced.[5] In 2011, construction began on a new on-campus Gaels baseball venue. The field's construction is part of the Athletics & Recreation Corridor construction project.[6] The field was replaced in 2012 by the new Louis Guisto Field.[3] The new facility stands beyond the right field fence of the old venue, which is slated to be demolished.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Saint Mary's College Athletic Facilities". SMC Gaels. Archived from the original on 2011-08-24. Retrieved August 24, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Saint Mary's Information". 2011 Preseason Prospectus. Saint Mary's College Baseball. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-08-24. Retrieved August 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Louis Guisto Field". Foursquare. June 18, 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-08-24. Retrieved August 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ SMC Athletics. "Infield of Louis Guisto Field Resurfaced". SMC Gaels. Archived from the original on 2011-08-24. Retrieved August 24, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Unique & Much needed Ballpark Field Sought". The Arcade. Summer 2007. Archived from the original on 2011-08-24. Retrieved August 24, 2011. 
  6. ^ Foley, Brian (July 17, 2011). "Construction Begins on New SMC Baseball Stadium". College Baseball Daily. Archived from the original on 2011-08-24. Retrieved August 24, 2011. 
  7. ^ Sorenson, Eric (February 23, 2012). "It Was THAT Kind of Day for BYU". College Baseball Today. Archived from the original on February 16, 2012. Retrieved February 26, 2012. 

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