Niagara University’s Bobo Field (baseball) and its softball field are undergoing a renovation that will transform these facilities and improve the player and fan experience.
Highlights of the project include:
- Improved playing surface, synthetic turf for baseball
- Brick backstop with netting
- New scoreboard
- Expansion of seating areas with improved sightlines
“The baseball program will forever hold a special place in the history of Niagara University Athletics as the first and oldest sport offered by the institution,” said Simon Gray, director of athletics. “And our softball program was the third sport offered for female students. So it’s only fitting that we undertake this project, which, when completed, will enable our student-athletes to play in venues that will be second to none within the league. These athletics facilities will become a point of pride for the university and a major recruiting asset. In addition, this will serve as an area for community organizations to visit on campus and compete in our facilities.”
The project will be the newest updates to Bobo Field, which was named for John P. Bobo, ’65, a member of the U.S. Marine Corps who was killed in Vietnam on March 30, 1967, and the softball complex.