Home to the UNCG baseball team since 1999, UNCG Baseball Stadium was dedicated when the Spartans played George Washington on Feb. 12 of that year before an overflow crowd of 1,835.
In the fall of 2010, work was completed on a $2.3 million fieldhouse that is being constructed along the first base line. The new 10,000-square-foot facility provides numerous uses for the program. The building has a team locker room; alounge area for players; a locker room for the coaching staff; two batting cages; an equipment room; and a training room.
Prior to the 2008 season, a new scoreboard with a video system was unveiled. It allows live video to be run through the board, and it provides graphics containing the latest statistics for players in the game.
On April 18, 2006, it was the site of UNCG's only win over a top-ranked team as the Spartans defeated No. 1 North Carolina, 7-6. The Tar Heels went on to appear in the national championship game later that year.
The stadium, which was built at a cost of $5.4 million, is set on approximately 13 acres and includes a state-of-the-art field, offices for all three coaches, a press box, a ticket office, concession building, public restrooms and a grounds maintenance building.
The stadium includes 889 fixed, fold-down seats and grass slopes along both foul lines that provide space for additional seating. With the availability of the additional seating, the capacity of UNCG Baseball Stadium approaches 3,500.
The field has a layered design with drainage pipe in trenches covered with a gravel base and a sand/soil rootzone mixture that provides optimum turf growing conditions with excellent drainage.
The Major League-sized dugouts are equipped with restrooms along with phones to the bullpens and press box for easy communication.
Equipped with stadium lighting, scoreboard and public address system, the stadium also has a press box that includes a working space to accommodate print and electronic media needs.
The facility is functional and aesthetically pleasing. The university and designers incorporated several features to produce an attractive, top-of-the-line facility.
These features include brick walls matching other university buildings, extensive landscaping, including over 120 trees, a new university entrance sign and two significant sculptures incorporated into the buildings.