A new era began April 23-24 for Wittenberg baseball with the opening of Carleton-Davidson
Stadium located at 1425 Mitchell Blvd.
The new municipal stadium was built on the site of Springfield’s old stadium, which was demolished in March 2001 after serving the community for 64 years and playing host to Wittenberg baseball games between 1981 and 2000.
Operated by the National Trail Parks and Recreation District (NTPRD), the stadium has a seating capacity of 1,061, with approximately 50 percent of the seats under cover.
Among its finer features are a full-service media center, locker room facilities, a concessions area, secured storage for equipment, a paved parking lot and high-quality field
“We have been looking forward to this for a long time,” said Tiger baseball Head Coach Jay Lewis ’94. “This is a tremendous opportunity for the players in this program and for this university as a whole.
We are moving into a state-of-the-art facility that is almost unparalleled in small college athletics.”
The stadium, a joint venture between Wittenberg, the NTPRD and the city of Springfield, is the first major project of the district’s $17 million, five-year
Future projects include an aquatics center and a downtown ice rink, which would become the home of Wittenberg’s Ice Hockey Club team.