Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Field
Among the reasons Rindge, NH has become an epicenter for collegiate baseball in the region is the program’s state-of-the-art home, Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Field, which opened in 2005 after a fundraising campaign which Jayson King played a significant role. The Edel Grass artificial surface of the field was the first of its kind in the United States to be used exclusively for baseball and allows the facility to be plowed for use during times when other programs in the area must wait for the winter snow to melt away.
Night baseball came to Franklin Pierce with the 2007 addition of lights to Pappas Field, while 2009 renovations added heat and lights to both dugouts, as well as lights to the bullpens and the batting cage. Add in the state-of-the-art press facility, and Pappas Field has quickly become synonymous with postseason baseball in the Northeast, as it has been selected to host six NCAA Championship Regionals (2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005) and three Northeast-10 Championships (2010, 2009, 2008).
Officially known as the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Activity Center at Northfields, FPU’s indoor recreational facility covers 72,000 square feet and reaches seven stories tall. The bubble is home to the baseball program’s winter and inclement weather training.