Hermance Stadium on Anderson Field

Hermance Stadium on Anderson Field

Anderson Field has been the home of the Stormy Petrel baseball team since the 1940s. It has one of the most unique settings to watch a college baseball game in the country. Hermance Stadium overlooks the field and was built in 1929 for the Oglethorpe football team. It has played host to Oglethorpe football, soccer and baseball contests in its  85 years of existence. Hermance Stadium is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Anderson Field offers today’s players one of the nicest playing surfaces in the region with a hybrid Bermuda surface and a pro-mix infield. The field combines an historic feel with modern amenities to give players, coaches and fans an enjoyable experience. Players have full access to 3-covered batting tunnels with lighting that allows them to work on their craft year around. A players locker room is right off the field. The weight and training are also located just outside the field.

 

Features

2,000 sq. ft. Astroturf batting cages with lights. 3 total hitting tunnels.

600 sq. ft. home dugout; 420 sq. ft. visitors dugout

Hybrid Bermuda grass overseeded with Rye Grass in the winter months

Automatic irrigation system, allowing the field to be watered on a regular basis with little monitoring

Chain-link fence with vinyl windscreen

Warning track around the perimeter of the field

Permanent lighting to play night games

Inning-by-inning electronic scoreboard

 

Field Dimensions

Left field foul pole: 310 feet

Left field power alley: 365 feet

Center field: 415 feet

Right field power alley: 365 feet

Right field foul pole: 320 feet

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