Softball Park at Gartland Athletic Field
A picturesque and breathtaking view of the Hudson River provides the dramatic backdrop for the Softball Park at Gartland Athletic Field. This jewel of an athletic venue is nestled on the north end of the Marist campus as part of the Gartland Athletic Field, and has served as the home of Marist softball since the program's inception in 1992.
The Red Foxes christened their new field on March 26, 1992, against Pace University. Marist would pick up its first win at the Softball Park three days later with a 1-0 victory over Saint Peter's.
The sand-based bluegrass, rye and fescue mix natural grass field is completely irrigated and surrounded by numerous amenities. A batting cage is located outside the right field foul territory for pre-game warm-up and daily practice sessions. Seating along the first and third base lines can accommodate nearly 200 fans. A 50-foot-high plateau located behind the field allows for additional seating and provides terrific vistas of the Hudson River.
Fencing was added to the park in 2002, giving the facility traditional field dimensions of 190 feet down each line and 210 feet to center field. A warning track composed of crushed brick, along with individual home and away bullpens, add to the facility's amenities. A new Daktronics scoreboard located beyond the right field fence was added in the summer of 2005. The park was chosen as the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference's championship tournament site in 2001 and 2004. Additionally, in 2005 the Empire State Games utilized the park as its competition venue.