The College of Idaho has received a $25,000 gift from Jacksons Food Stores to help fund construction of the Wolfe Field Baseball Stadium, a state-of-the-art baseball complex that will rival any in the Intermountain West.
When completed, Wolfe Field Baseball Stadium will feature individual chair-backed seating for more than 1,000 fans, first-class lighting, two covered batting cages, an indoor hitting facility, a press box, concession stands and restrooms, a landscaped courtyard and banners honoring the five Caldwell, American Legion and C of I players who have played Major League Baseball. The total cost of the project – including the already-completed artificial infield, sod outfield and dugouts – is $2.4 million.
“We are proud to be a permanent part of Wolfe Field; reinvesting in the communities we do business in is important to Jacksons Food Stores,” said Cory Jackson, President of Jacksons Food Stores. “We look forward to many years of Coyote baseball.”
The Wolfe Field Baseball Stadium project is a cooperative undertaking between The College of Idaho and the City of Caldwell. It currently is home to The College of Idaho Coyote baseball team as well as both the Silverstreaks and Bobcats, Caldwell’s two American Legion baseball squads. Upon completion, it is anticipated that National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), American Legion, Idaho High School and many youth baseball regular-season and post-season tournaments will be hosted at the facility.
For more information about the Wolfe Field Baseball Stadium project visit www.collegeofidaho.edu/wolfefield.
Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 11 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.