Fairfield Baseball Campaign Gaining Momentum
October 12, 2015
FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The Fairfield University Baseball team has seen improving success under fifth year head coach Bill Currier. The 2012 MAAC Coach of the Year, has led the Stags to nearly 100 wins in his first four seasons, including a program-record 32 victories in 2014.
The team’s successes are a culmination of hard work and dedication from the team and all of its supporters. Another aspect of the program that is gaining momentum is a campaign for a state-of-the art baseball facility to serve as the new home for the Stags.
Friends of Baseball President, Joseph Solimine, Jr. ’89 is looking to the Fairfield Baseball community for help.
“A state-of-the-art facility can do so much for our program. It elevates the player experience, helps in recruiting the best prospects and will keep our current Stags safe and ahead of the curve. A transformation will also serve as a tribute to all of the great times we shared on the field. Today, I need you, to join me in supporting this change. Honor the past, celebrate the present and invest in the future of the Fairfield Baseball Program.”
The plans are in place for a $750,000 renovation to baseball facilities, of which $300,000 has already been pledged. Upgrades will enhance Alumni Diamond aesthetically and functionally while also improving the fan experience, game presentation and student-athlete safety.
The field itself will see installation of the new backstops and netting, providing a safer environment for the players, coaches, umpires and spectators at Alumni Diamond and improving sightlines around for fans behind home plate. Upgraded dugouts and bullpens will also keep student-athletes safe while also enhancing the functionality of those areas and creating a more modern look to the playing field.
Outside the field area, Alumni Diamond will become a destination ballpark in the northeast region with the installation of a new seating area behind home plate. In addition, a press box combined with a new and improved scoreboard will allow the game operations staff to create an exciting and fan-friendly atmosphere for Stags’ fans.
Additional enhancements include landscaping in the areas surrounding Alumni Diamond and a dedicated storage space to help prolong the life of equipment and improve the ease of field upkeep while reducing deferred maintenance costs.
Head coach Bill Currier added, “These enhancements will provide a pride-worthy home for our alumni, players, parents and community to experience Fairfield Baseball at its best. It will also elevate our ability to recruit the next generation of prospects as we strive to achieve greater success.”
To learn more about how your commitment can provide an exceptional impact for years to come, please contact:
Director of Development for Athletics & Recreation