Hoy Field (Cornell)

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David F. Hoy Field
Hoy Field
LocationCornell Central Campus, Ithaca, New York
Coordinates42°26′41″N 76°28′49″W / 42.444685°N 76.480185°W / 42.444685; -76.480185Coordinates: 42°26′41″N 76°28′49″W / 42.444685°N 76.480185°W / 42.444685; -76.480185
OwnerCornell University
Capacity500 (grandstand)
1,000 (total)
Field sizeLeft Field: 315 ft (96.01 m)
Left Center Field: 378 ft (115.21 m)
Center Field: 405 ft (123.44 m)
Right Center Field: 375 (114.3 m)
Right Field: 325 ft (99.06 m)
Cornell Big Red (NCAA) (1922–present)
Hoy Field in 1994

David F. Hoy Field, usually referred to simply as Hoy Field, is a baseball field at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where the Big Red's baseball team plays.


The field was named after distinguished alumnus and Kappa Sigma brother David "Davy" Hoy, of which the "Davy" from Cornell's fight song, Give My Regards to Davy makes reference to. Hoy also served many years as the university's registrar and was involved in the baseball program.[1]

It opened in 1922 and has batting facilities that are dedicated in memory of Kerry Brooks, a 1990 graduate of Cornell and a former "Big Red" co-captain.

Hoy Field is located just west of Schoellkopf Field and east of the Engineering Quad on the southern end of Cornell's campus. The dimensions of the field from home plate to the outfield fence are 315 feet in left field, 405 feet in center field and 325 feet in right field.[2] The seating capacity of Hoy Field is about 500. For many years the Bacon Cage, an indoor batting practice facility that was also used as an indoor golf driving range, was located between Schoellkopf Field and Hoy Field. However, Bacon Cage was demolished to build a parking garage and new press box on the west side of Schoellkopf Field.

In 1947 it was proposed that the School of Industrial and Labor Relations be housed in a new building that would be built partly over the field, but protests from students and alumni blocked the project.[3]

In 2006, the grass turf was removed and replaced with FieldTurf, which has many grass-like properties. In 2012, the field hosted the 2012 Ivy League Baseball Championship Series, in which Cornell defeated Dartmouth two games to one.[4]


Panorama of Hoy Field pre-2007 renovation in August 2006.

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  1. ^ Richard H. Penner (2013). Cornell University. Arcadia Publishing. pp. 58–. ISBN 978-0-7385-9796-6.
  2. ^ "2012 Cornell Baseball Quick Facts". Cornell University Athletics. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  3. ^ A History of Cornell. Cornell University Press. 31 October 1962. pp. 569–. ISBN 0-8014-0036-8.
  4. ^ Fleischman, Tom (8 May 2012). "Cruz Blasts His Way into Cornell Lore". TheIthacaJournal.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-26. Retrieved 26 May 2012.

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