245 Hofstra Northern Blvd
Hempstead, NY 11549
The Pride call University Field, located on Hofstra's North Campus, their home. University Field is centrally located between two of the most frequented sites on campus, the Hofstra Fitness Center and the Mack Sports Complex. It is also just 25 yards from the Colonial Square residential complex.
University Field has undergone major renovations in recent years. Recently, the fences were moved back and raised in certain places. In 2010 the Quinn Family Grandstand was constructed behind home plate. The 400-seat grandstand was made possible by the leadership and generosity of Hofstra baseball alumnus Bruce Quinn, class of 1986. It features chair-back seating, two entrance ramps, handicap-accessible seating and a press box.
Other recent improvements include a new drainage system and the installation of "Competition Turf" by Edel Grass. The artificial grass surface, which is similar to what is used at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was installed by Landtek of Amityville, New York. Having a turf infield gives the Pride greater flexibility in playing during inclement weather and allows for greater use during the summer months.
New fences were installed along the right field and left field lines, and in 2006 the field received a new scoreboard in right centerfield. During the summer of 2004, the outfield warning track was resurfaced with crushed gravel for better playability and drainage. In 2003 the existing dugouts were replaced with sunken dugouts, measuring 70 feet in length, with protective fencing.
University Field has dimensions of 322 feet down the left field line, 359 to left centerfield, 382 to center field, 354 to right center and 337 down the right field line. The fence in center field is 30-feet high, while the rest of the outfield fence is 20-feet high.