DeWitt Family Field

70 Central Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515

The William O. DeWitt '63 Family Field, which hosted its first game on April 13, 2001, is the home of Yale softball. The 350-seat stadium designed by architect Brian A. Ameche, AIA '75 of New Haven and built by Clark Construction Company of Delhi, N.Y., is set against a wooded hillside which serves as a natural wind screen and at the same time provides for a magnificent backdrop for the stadium. The professional quality infield balances drainage concerns with the need for excellent playing conditions.

The field dimensions are 200 feet to the corners and 220 to the tree lined fence in dead center field. Spectators can also enjoy the game sitting atop a berm high above the right field fence line. Concrete sunken dugouts sit underneath the stands and twin bullpens stretch along the base lines. Located behind the third base Yale dugout are two fully-enclosed batting cages equipped for use with a pitching machine. Perched overlooking the backstop fence is a fully-enclosed press box. Adjacent to the stadium is the Johnson Field, a 750-seat artificial turf stadium, the home of Yale field hockey.

 

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