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Skidmore Getting New Baseball Field

Image: Aerial map of the Skidmore campus and baseball fields provided by The LA Group Landscape Architecture and Engineering/Skidmore Athletics. Image text added by Saratoga TODAY. Image: Aerial map of the Skidmore campus and baseball fields provided by The LA Group Landscape Architecture and Engineering/Skidmore Athletics. Image text added by Saratoga TODAY.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Skidmore baseball team is getting a new turf field that will accommodate more fans and “enhance the team and spectator experience,” the college announced last week. 

Construction will soon begin on the $3.4 million project, which is being financed primarily by donors. The new field will be on Daniels Road, northwest of the school’s main campus, and will be ready in time for the spring 2025 season.

"Castle Diamond has been a wonderful home for our baseball team for many years, but between the expected aging of a well-loved facility, costs and challenges associated with renovating the current site, and the growth of both our program and Division III sports overall, it's time for a move,” said Gail Cummings-Danson, assistant vice president for student affairs and director of athletics, in a statement. 

"Our current field has a lot of history, a lot of memories," said Ron Plourde, head baseball coach. "At the same time, it's also brought a lot of challenges, and we're grateful Skidmore and our fans see the value of this move for our program and Skidmore Athletics overall.”

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