Pitt Field, located on the campus of the University of Richmond, offers players and fans a unique and enjoyable setting for America's pastime.
One of the most pristine diamonds in collegiate baseball sits in a quaint ballpark surrounded by large trees, Pitt Field opened in March of 1975. The field sits on a hill overlooking Westhampton Lake, the most scenic part of the Richmond campus.
In March of 2015, Richmond completed a renovation of Pitt Field, with a brand-new, state-of-the-art turf field installed. Along with the brand-new playing surface, Pitt Field's fence was replaced and upgraded, and a new drainage system was installed. A new scoreboard and sound system were added prior to the 2008 season.
Pitt Field's left and right field lines measure 328 feet from home plate, while the power alleys are 350 feet. The 10-foot fence in center field is 380 feet from home plate.
Outside the playing field the stadium boasts newly redesigned turf bullpens and batting cages along the third base line, all of which is in future plans to be covered. Large newly built dugouts with storage areas flank the baselines and include fully functioning bathrooms. The outfield fence as the right and left field boundary walls have recently been updated and now showcase rod-iron fencing and brick-capped pillars.
Bleachers designed to accommodate 600 spectators and a two-story press box for local and visiting media provide an excellent setting for those who support and provide exposure for the Spiders. Many fans opt to sit on the embankment behind right and right-center field, providing a unique vantage point.
The Spiders also use indoor facilities which include a hitting and pitching training facility in Millhiser Gymnasium, adjacent to the Spider basketball arena, the Robins Center. The facility includes several batting cages, simulated bullpens, warm-up areas and tee-work stations. A Conference Room is also part of the indoor facility and is available for use by any of the team members.