Skip Wilson Field

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Skip Wilson Field
Full nameJames “Skip” Wilson Field (2006–present)
Former namesAmbler Field (2004-2006)
Location580 Meetinghouse Road
Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA
Coordinates40°09′56″N 75°11′50″W / 40.165462°N 75.197296°W / 40.165462; -75.197296Coordinates: 40°09′56″N 75°11′50″W / 40.165462°N 75.197296°W / 40.165462; -75.197296
OwnerTemple University
OperatorTemple University
Capacity1,000
Field sizeLeft Field: 330 feet (101 m)
Center Field: 400 feet (122 m)
Right Field: 330 feet (101 m)
SurfaceNatural grass
OpenedMarch 25, 2004
May 15, 2004 (Dedication)
Tenants
Temple University (NCAA D-I) 2004–2014
Arcadia University (NCAA D-III) 2018–present

Skip Wilson Field is a baseball stadium in Ambler, Pennsylvania. It is the home field of the Arcadia University baseball team which moved to the ballfield in 2018.[1]

Temple University[edit]

It was the home field of the Temple Owls baseball team until the end of the 2014 season, when the school cut the program. The stadium holds 1,000 spectators and opened in 2004. It is named after former Owls baseball coach James "Skip" Wilson.[2]

Temple played their first game at the field on March 25, 2004, and beat University of the Sciences 6-2. Four other projected home openers had been canceled due to either bad weather or poor field conditions.[3]

The field was originally called Temple's Ambler Field in reference to its location at Temple's Ambler campus. The university began to refer to the ball-field as Skip Wilson Field in 2006. On April 28, 2007, Temple University-Ambler celebrated “Skip Wilson Day" when the university officially dedicated Skip Wilson Field at Ambler in honor of the coach.[4]

Prior to Skip Wilson Field, Temple baseball played its home games at Erny Field at Mount Pleasant Avenue and Michener Street in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arcadia baseball set to play home games at Skip Wilson Field". Middle Atlantic Conference. February 13, 2018. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  2. ^ "Temple University Facilities". Temple University Athletic. Temple University. Archived from the original on 2009-05-07. Retrieved 2009-06-17.
  3. ^ "Owls open Temple's Ambler Field with 6-2 win over University of the Sciences". Temple University Athletics. Temple University. 2005-03-25. Retrieved 2009-06-17.
  4. ^ "Skip Wilson Baseball Field Dedication; Saturday, April 28, 2007, Skip Wilson Baseball Field". Temple University Ambler. Temple University. Retrieved 2009-06-17.

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