Carleton Davidson Stadium

Since 2004, the Carleton Davidson Stadium has delighted fans of baseball with all the excitement of major-league action at the hometown level. We proudly host the Champion City Kings, Springfield’s own Prospect League baseball team. The stadium and its neighboring annex field is also an attractive destination for local, state, regional and national tournaments.

The stadium is also the home of Wittenberg University Tigers during the spring and fall, with the remainder of the baseball season dedicated to local youth and adult tournaments and leagues. Carleton Davidison Stadium is ADA-Accessible offering ramps, multiple parking spots , seating and restroom facilities.

Stadium Facts

  • 1000+ seats
  • Wheel chair seating areas
  • Locker rooms
  • Umpire dressing room
  • Complete press box – electronically wired
  • Automated sound system
  • Restrooms
  • Meeting room areas
  • Lighted parking for night games

Playing Field Dimensions

  • Left Field / Right Field Lines: 340′
  • Power Alleys: 375′
  • Center Field: 400′

History

Carleton Davidson Stadium opened in 2004 following a nearly year-long construction. Ground was broken on the site on May 16, 2003, following the demolition of the Springfield Municipal Stadium in June 2000. The City of Springfield, the National Trail Parks and Recreation District and Wittenberg University all collaborated to elevate baseball to a premier level in the area by coordinating the fundraising and construction of a new facility. The Stadium was opened to the public for the first time on Friday, April 23, 2004, for a ribbon-cutting and ceremonial first pitches by several members of the 1949 Springfield Giants.

Municipal Stadium was originally built in 1937 as a WPA project, and was the home of the Springfield Giants, a minor league affiliate of the New York Giants until 1951, and hundreds of youth league, high school and college tournaments.

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