Binghamton University Receives $60 Million Gift for Baseball Stadium

Binghamton University Receives $60 Million Gift for Baseball Stadium

Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York, has announced a $60 million gift to fund construction of a new baseball stadium complex from a family whose members wish to remain anonymous.

The 84,000-square-foot complex will include a new stadium, clubhouse, and indoor training facility. Scheduled to be completed in time for next year's baseball season, the facility will feature more seating for fans, locker rooms, batting cages, coaches' offices, study spaces, an athletic training room, and a four-story-tall indoor turf infield where athletes can practice year-round. In addition to helping the university recruit top high-school athletes, the new facility will meet NCAA hosting requirements for post-season tournament play. In the last thirteen years, Binghamton University has won more baseball championships than any other school in the America East Conference.

"The new baseball complex will be a one-of-a-kind facility in this region and will be better than most Division I programs across the country," said head coach Tim Sinicki, a six-time America East Coach of the Year. "Our goal will be to utilize this new complex to continue to recruit the highest-caliber student-athletes, develop their baseball skills in these new cutting-edge facilities, and provide them an experience they will carry with them long after they graduate from Binghamton."

"This generous and historic donation will provide the Binghamton University baseball team with a world-class facility for our student athletes," said State University of New York chancellor Kristina Johnson. "As a former Division I athlete, I know that the lessons sports teach — teamwork, discipline, and collaboration toward a common goal — are invaluable life lessons that will be supported by this gift. This facility will also expand SUNY's regional and national reach and exposure, inspire others to give back to further our academic and athletic excellence and build on the tremendous level of community spirit within the Binghamton University community."

"Binghamton University $60 Million Gift — Largest in University History." Binghamton University Press Release 02/10/2020.