Wolfe Field Baseball Stadium Presented by The College of Idaho and the City of Caldwell
The Wolfe Field Baseball Stadium project is a $2.4 million cooperative undertaking between The College of Idaho and the City of Caldwell.
This premier baseball facility, located north of Cleveland Blvd. on Linden St., 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. Additionally, upon completion of the project, 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 this location.
The Wolfe Field Baseball Stadium design ensures it will be one of the finest baseball stadiums throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Taking into account the demands of an early spring collegiate baseball season, Wolfe Field is comprised of an artificial surface infield and a natural grass outfield. Wolfe Field features a unique and intimate design to create its distinctive atmosphere and maximize the experience of players and spectators alike. When completed, it will feature a seating capacity of slightly more than 1,000, with all seats consisting of individual chair backs and arm rests.
The stadium will feature a fully landscaped entry and courtyard with areas set aside to recognize and celebrate past baseball successes by The College of Idaho and Caldwell’s American Legion baseball teams and to honor those donors who have made this project possible.
Located along the exterior of the seating area and visible from streets adjacent to the stadium will be player banners honoring the five Caldwell, American Legion and C of I players who have advanced to participate in Major League baseball. Additionally, the stadium complex will include a fully operational press box, concession stand, rest rooms and a batting facility with two covered batting cages, an indoor batting facility and a storage area. Wolfe Field will feature first-class lighting to assist the City of Caldwell in attracting numerous post-season tournaments.
After several years of preliminary discussion, the project began in the fall of 2008 upon a donation of land by the City. The initial phase, costing nearly $800,000, included the playing field, dugouts, backstop and screen, batters’ eye, electricity, scoreboard and outfield fence.
Within this Wolfe Field website, you will find architectural renderings of the stadium along with a preliminary budget, sponsorship opportunities, potential tax benefits of a gift to the stadium and how to pledge a gift to ensure your participation in this project.
Hear C of I Athletics Director Marty Holly, Baseball Coach Shaun Humberger and others discuss the impact of Wolfe Field or watch a video of the July 2011 news conference unveiling architectural renderings of the stadium.