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Baseball Infield Challenge

Infield Construction is now completed, but your support is still needed to finish this project!

Baseball Fields

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Improvements to PLU Baseball facilities will enhance not only the playing experience, but spectator comfort as well

A Vision for PLU Baseball

It is ever more apparent that facilities play a large role in the college decision-making process. With the weather challenges we face in the Tacoma area, an artificial turf field was a vital “next-step” in recruiting efforts and improving the student-athlete experience.

In Spring 2011, fans enjoyed the action from new grandstands funded through the university. Seating for 538 in five rows from dugout to dugout and an ADA-compliant wheelchair access ramp drastically improved the viewing experience. The hope is to continue this momentum to ensure a bright future for PLU Baseball.

Thanks to a generous $250,000 commitment from Regent Lisa (Miles ’84) and Tim (’84) Kittilsby, PLU is closer to moving forward on improvements to the baseball field and related facilities.


The suggested improvements for the baseball facilities will not only heighten the playing experience, but spectator comfort as well.

This first class facility will enhance the PLU baseball program by:

  • Helping attract potential student athletes
  • Providing a venue to host NCAA Division III playoff games
  • Creating an opportunity for year-round use for PLU and for community baseball teams

Plans for the field include:

  • Lights
  • Dugouts
  • Covered Batting Cages
  • Press Box
  • Sound System
To complete construction in 2013, PLU must raise an additional $25,000 with gifts and pledges from alumni, parents, friends, community members and organizations. By coming together with a shared goal of enhancing the PLU baseball experience, your contributions truly make a difference in sustaining and improving the program here at PLU.

Several naming opportunities at the facility are still available. These range from naming the Baseball Field itself for a gift of $1.5 million to naming the batting cages for $25,000, and multiple opportunities in between. In addition, banner advertising on the outfield fence is available at annual rates.

Your support is needed to complete this project. Make your gift online. To find out more, contact Barbara Hesner at 253-535-7620 or