Marge Schott Stadium Photo Gallery
Marge Schott Stadium Firsts
The University of Cincinnati opened its brand new, state-of-the-art, on-campus baseball stadium in May 2004. It was named Marge Schott Stadium in the spring of 2006 after the Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation made a $2 million gift to the Richard E. Lindner Varsity Village. Marge Schott was a well-known Cincinnati philanthropist who held controlling interest in the Cincinnati Reds from 1985 to 1999. She passed away in March, 2004, leaving the majority of her estate to the foundation.
Schott Stadium is located directly east of the spot where Johnny Bench Field, the Bearcats' previous home, sat for a number of years. Some of the features of the new stadium include:
- Seating capacity of 3,085
- Indoor batting cages and pitcher's mound
- A fully equipped pressbox with private viewing areas
- A player's clubhouse and lounge
- Dressing rooms for coaches
- Full laundry and equipment facilities
- State-of-the-art training room
- FieldTurf playing surface
- A fully lighted playing field
- Dimensions of 325 down the lines, 370 to the power alleys and 400 to centerfield
The Stadium opened in time for the Bearcats' 2004-season closing series against UAB. The opening game was played on Thursday night, May 20 before a crowd of 2,200. UAB won the opener by a 14-3 score, with UC scoring its first ever win in the venue, a 7-4 triumph, two days later.