The Board of Trustees for the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford has approved construction of a new baseball field.
Submitted by the University of Saint Joseph Athletic Department
The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) has announced that its Board of Trustees recently approved a resolution proposing the development of a new baseball field.
“This project is the next step in supporting our growing athletic department and supporting our student-athletes,” said USJ Director of Athletics Amanda Devitt. “The project will provide our baseball team with a home field, space for other teams to utilize, and recreational opportunities. We are extremely grateful that this project is moving forward.”
West Hartford’s Town Planning and Zoning Commission has also approved the building of the new artificial turf baseball field, along with dugouts, bullpens, a batting practice tunnel, and additional improvements to the newly renovated turf softball field. The artificial playing surface will reduce maintenance costs and eliminate the need for fertilizers, pesticides, and irrigation.
“Words truly cannot describe my excitement for the construction of our field here on campus at USJ,” said head baseball Coach Adam Goss. “USJ is a place that always puts the students first, and this project is just another example of exactly that. On behalf of our entire program, I want to thank President Free, the Board of Trustees, and the Town of West Hartford for all they have done to make this possible.”
This season, the men’s club baseball team will practice and compete at Northwest Catholic High School in West Hartford, the New Britain Bees’ stadium in New Britain, and Dunkin’ Stadium, home of the Yard Goats, in downtown Hartford.
USJ’s NCAA Division III baseball program will transition to varsity play during the 2023-24 academic year as a member of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC).
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