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Binghamton University Gets $60M Donation to Build Baseball Complex

The university’s sports facilities in Vestal will be transformed with a $60 million anonymous gift that will create a new Baseball Stadium Complex. From admissions to athletics, this gift will have a positive impact across the entire campus.


 

This fully funded donor project will build an 84,000 square-foot facility to support the baseball team that will include a new stadium, clubhouse and indoor training facility. It will consist of increased fan seating, locker rooms, batting cages, coaches’ offices, study spaces and an athletic training room. The new stadium complex will not only help the University to continue to recruit high-school athletes but will also meet NCAA requirements for hosting post-season tournament play. The indoor training facility will include a turf baseball infield with a four-story ceiling, providing athletes the ability to practice year-round.


 

“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. It will rival the outstanding facilities of many programs that compete in Power 5 conferences,” said head coach Tim Sinicki, a six-time America East Coach of the Year who is heading into his 28th season coaching at Binghamton — the 10th-longest current tenure of any NCAA Division I coach in the nation.


“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,” he said.


 

The project reflects an aggressive construction timeline; construction will begin within the next few weeks, letting the team play in their new home stadium next year.
The success of the Division I baseball team is the greatest of any Binghamton University sport, with six America East first-place finishes, four America East playoff championships, four NCAA tournament appearances and 15 players recruited and selected by Major League Baseball teams. In the last 13 years, Binghamton has amassed the most baseball championships in the America East Conference.