UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE BASEBALL FACILITIES
athletics facilities BOB CARPENTER CENTER Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Volleyball
The Bob Carpenter Center, named in honor of longtime University board of trustee member, athletic benefactor, and former Philadelphia Phillies owner R.R.M. “Bob” Carpenter Jr. who died in 1990, serves as home for the University’s basketball and volleyball programs as well as a site for a wide variety of other events such as convocations, concerts, and banquets. Special features of the facility are a 120-person football locker room, men’s and women’s basketball locker rooms, administrative offices, the state-of-the-art Chuck Hall Memorial Weight Room, and athletic training rooms. The BCC also includes a comfortable glass-walled reception lounge area with views into Delaware Stadium and to the Acierno Arena; and a scoreboard with a color video message center. The BCC served as host to the First and Second Rounds of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament.
DELAWARE STADIUM Football, Men’s Lacrosse, Women’s Lacrosse
Built in 1952, Delaware Stadium (Tubby Raymond Field) featured a grass surface until February 2010 when an artificial FieldTurf surface was installed. The stadium seats 22,000, giving Delaware the largest playing facility for lacrosse in the CAA and among the largest in the nation. Prior to the 2000 season, eight poles of permanent broadcast-quality lights were installed by Musco Lighting. In addition, the South End Zone bleachers were also replaced. A new 40 x 34-foot scoreboard, including a 40 x 16 video screen, was installed prior to the 2008 football season and is located at the North end of Delaware Stadium. Live video play-by-play action, replays, and features are shown throughout football, men’s lacrosse, and women’s lacrosse games.
BOB HANNAH STADIUM Baseball
Formerly called Delaware Diamond, Bob Hannah Stadium is the home of the Blue Hen Baseball team. The stadium was renamed in May 2000 in honor of longtime baseball coach Bob Hannah, who announced his retirement after a legendary 36-year career. Features of the stadium include an enclosed press box, an outdoor batting cage, and banners on the outfield fence signifying Delaware’s numerous conference titles and NCAA appearances. The field dimensions are 330 down the left and rightfield lines and 400 to center field while the stadium seats 1,300. Major renovations to the facility will be made prior to the 2014 season including installation of artificial turf, new dugouts and bullpens, batting cages, a seating berm, updated stadium fencing and storage capacity.
SOFTBALL STADIUM Softball
The stadium includes seating for approximately 500, a dirt infield, and dugouts. Prior to the 2010 season, the stadium underwent renovations to include new bleachers, a press box, new scoreboard, and batting cages.
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