Joe Nathan Field

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Joe Nathan Field
Joe Nathan Field.jpeg
Joe Nathan Field during a Stony Brook baseball game.
LocationCircle Road, Stony Brook, New York, USA
Coordinates40°55′24″N 73°07′23″W / 40.92332°N 73.122951°W / 40.92332; -73.122951Coordinates: 40°55′24″N 73°07′23″W / 40.92332°N 73.122951°W / 40.92332; -73.122951
OwnerStony Brook University
OperatorStony Brook University
Capacity1,000
Field sizeLeft Field: 330 feet (100 m)
Left Center Field: 365 feet (111 m)
Center Field: 390 feet (120 m)
Right Center Field: 365 feet (111 m)
Right Field: 330 feet (100 m)
SurfaceFieldTurf
Scoreboard25 feet high
Construction
OpenedMay 20, 2011
Construction cost$1.3 million
Tenants
Stony Brook Seawolves (AEC) (2011–)

Joe Nathan Field is a baseball field on the campus of Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York, United States. The field is home to the Stony Brook Seawolves baseball team of the NCAA Division I America East Conference. It is located at the northern end of the school's athletics complex.[1] The field opened on May 20, 2011, replacing Stony Brook's old baseball field, which was known as University Field from 2002 to 2011. The old facility was known as Seawolves Field through the 2002 season, when its name was changed to University Field.[2][3]

The stadium is named after then–Minnesota Twins pitcher and Stony Brook alumnus Joe Nathan, after Nathan's $500,000 gift made extensive renovations possible. The stadium's construction cost was $1.3 million.[4]

History[edit]

In August of 2008, the Joe Nathan Charitable Foundation donated $500,000 to the Stony Brook athletic department for the construction of a new baseball facility.[5] Construction on the field took place from 2010 to 2011. Compared to the previous University Field, the dimensions of left and right field expanded from 320 to 330 feet, while center field was reduced from 410 to 390 feet, and the grass surface was replaced with FieldTurf.[6]

The field opened on May 20, 2011 for a doubleheader against Albany.[7] In the first game played on the field, Stony Brook defeated Albany 6–2. Nick Tropeano was the first player to pitch on Joe Nathan Field.[8]

The 2011 America East Conference Baseball Tournament, won by Maine, was played at Joe Nathan Field.[9] The 2012 America East Conference Baseball Tournament was also hosted by Stony Brook, who won the tournament.[10][11][12]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Facilities & Directions at goseawolves.cstv.com, URL accessed October 7, 2009. Archived October 7, 2009
  2. ^ Hofstra 17, Stony Brook 16: Box score at seawolves.cstv.com, URL accessed October 7, 2009. Archived October 7, 2009
  3. ^ Stony Brook 19, St. Peter's 11: Box Score at seawolves.cstv.com, URL accessed October 7, 2009. Archived October 7, 2009
  4. ^ October 28, Patrick Whittle; Am, 2011 9:26. "Joe Nathan christening Stony Brook field". Newsday. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  5. ^ "SBU's Joe Nathan Field Makes Its Debut Friday". Three Village, NY Patch. May 19, 2011. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  6. ^ Mauser, Brett (May 19, 2011). "SBU's Joe Nathan Field Makes Its Debut Friday:". Three Village Patch. Archived from the original on December 21, 2011. Retrieved December 21, 2011.
  7. ^ "Baseball opens Joe Nathan Field with sweep of Albany to clinch AE regular season title". Stony Brook University Athletics. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  8. ^ "Joe Nathan Field". Stony Brook University Athletics. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  9. ^ "2011 America East Baseball Championship". AmericaEast.com. Archived from the original on February 12, 2012. Retrieved February 12, 2012.
  10. ^ "Seawolves Clinch 2nd Straight Regular Season Title". AmericaEast.com. May 14, 2012. Archived from the original on May 15, 2012. Retrieved May 15, 2012.
  11. ^ The Associated Press (May 19, 2012). "Stony Brook Baseball Sets School Mark with 43 Wins". The Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on May 26, 2012. Retrieved May 26, 2012.
  12. ^ Fitt, Aaron (May 26, 2012). "Friday Roundup: Mini Stock Report". BaseballAmerica.com. Archived from the original on May 26, 2012. Retrieved May 26, 2012.

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