Chuck Bafaro Stadium at Bond Field
In 2008, the Pacific University baseball team moved into one of the top small college baseball facilities on the west coast. Chuck Bafaro Stadium at Bond Field is the proud home of Boxer baseball and one component of the new Lincoln Park Athletic Complex.
Chuck Bafaro Stadium at Bond Field opened on Mar. 21, 2008, with the Boxers posting a 23-0 rout over Whitman in the stadium's first contest. Official dedication ceremonies honoring the Bafaro family were conducted the next day.
The new baseball diamond is a radical departure from the old Bond Field, which the Pacific baseball program called home for 30 years, and already rates among the top you will find at the small college level The new field is a pitcher’s park, measuring 330 feet down the base lines, 375 feet in the power alleys and 390 feet to center field. In addition, the foul territory on the new field is double that of the old Bond Field, which will keep the ball in play more often. During Fall 2010, addition work was made to the field's drainage which makes the good surface even more playable during the wet Oregon springs.
A permanent grandstand provides comfortable seating for 500 fans, increasing seating over the old field by nearly 200 fans. A fully enclosed press box, located at the top of the grandstands behind home plate, provides adequate seating for press and game personnel and is capable of hosting regional and national caliber events.
Players and coaches will be treated to spacious dugouts with plenty of space for the largest of teams. Each player will have his own space for personal gear. Adjacent enclosed bullpens, separate from the playing surface. give pitchers a place to warm-up shielded from fans and safe from the dangers of foul balls.
A large storage area, located behind the third base dugout, keeps grounds equipment close at hand for field preparation between games. Along the third base line fence, batting changes allow players to hone their swing while fielders take practice on the field.
In inclement weather, the Boxers practice indoors in the Pacific Athletic Center’s fieldhouse. The first of its kind in the Northwest, the fieldhouse is one of only three indoor practice facilities for outdoors sports at the college level in the region.