UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE BASEBALL FACILITIES
athletics facilities RULLO STADIUM Field Hockey
This state-of-the-art stadium was dedicated on September 18, 1998. Its construction was made possible, in part, by the generous donation of one UD alumnus: Fred P. Rullo Jr., AS ‘63, a former baseball and football letterwinner, and his wife, Madeleine. Rullo Stadium features an artificial turf surface (Astro Turf-12 surface installed in 2008) covering 122,928 square feet (2.82 acres) permits a full-sized game field for all applicable sports as well as two side-by-side practice areas running across the field. There is bleacher seating for approximately 2,000 fans, lights, a press box, a multi-sport scoreboard and blacktopped parking behind the bleachers.
DELAWARE MINI-STADIUM Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer, Outdoor Track & Field
The University of Delaware Mini-Stadium, located just east of the Delaware Stadium, includes fields for soccer and and a quarter-mile all-weather track. The Mini-Stadium is currently undergoing extensive renovations with the installation of a new all-weather track. During the summer of 2000, the Mini-Stadium saw the installation of a new natural grass (Bluegrass) playing surface with a drainage and irrigation system, and television quality light standards. During the summer of 2011, Delaware Mini-Stadium got another facelift. The previous surface, a Rye/Fuscue, mix was replaced with Bermuda grass, making Delaware Mini-Stadium one of the premier natural fields in the Colonial Athletic Association.
Rawstrom Natatorium Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving
The Harry W. Rawstrom Natatorium in Carpenter Sports Building has served as home for the University of Delaware men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams for over nearly 50 years. Rawstrom Natatorium is named in honor of Harry W. Rawstrom, who served as head coach of the Blue Hen men’s swimming and diving team from 1946 until 1981. A member of the UD Athletics Hall of Fame and Delaware Sports Hall of Fame, Rawstrom passed away in 1994. The pool was dedicated and named in his honor in 1991. The 15,000-square foot natatorium includes a 25-yard pool, a diving well with 1-meter, 3-meter, and platform boards, seating for approximately 700 fans, school and pool record boards, an electrical timing scoreboard and offices.
DELAWARE FIELD HOUSE Indoor Practice Facility
In the summer of 2013, the Delaware Field House was transformed into a firstclass indoor practice facility with an artificial turf surface. The newly renovated field house will allow all teams to use the facility for practices along with strength and conditioning. The facility will contain battting cages to allow the baseball and softball programs to practice indoors.
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