Davenport Field at Disharoon Park
First opened on Feb. 16, 2002, Ted Davenport Field at Disharoon Park is one of the premier college baseball facilities in the country. The stadium features a seating capacity of 5,500 (third largest on-campus stadium in the ACC and field dimensions of 332-370-404-372-332 (left-right).
The ballpark includes a canopied grandstand with nearly 3,000 chairback seats encircling the playing surface, left field bleacher seats, grass hillside seating down the left-field line, 140 permanent field level seats equipped with a lounge and seven suites available for lease by fans and corporate sponsors.
The $1 million Bermuda grass playing surface was installed during the summer of 2012 and features a state-of-the-art irrigation/drainage system, sand-based field, a FieldTurf collar behind home plate and synthetic warning track in foul territory.
The playing surface – known as Davenport Field – was dedicated on April 13, 2002 and named in honor of Thomas “Ted” Edward Davenport who served the University of Virginia as Executive Director and Secretary/Treasurer of the Virginia Student Aid Foundation (VSAF) from 1958 until 1988. He was a dear friend and avid fan of the University until his death in 2001. A 1953 graduate of the Curry School of Education, Davenport was instrumental in increasing the donations and donors to the annual fund and leading capital funding efforts for the athletics program during his tenure. He served the University in several capacities including head baseball coach and head golf coach.
In 2018, a generous commitment was made by an anonymous donor to name the Virginia baseball stadium Disaharoon Park in honor of Leslie B. Disharoon and Ann Merriwether Disharoon. Les and Ann are well-known as long-time and generous supporters of the baseball program. Mrs. Disharoon, who passed away in 2013, was an enthusiastic Virginia baseball fan. Mr. Disharoon remains an active supporter of the baseball program. He has served as a member of the Virginia Athletics Foundation Board of Trustees, as well as on the boards of various other institutions and foundations.
The spacious clubhouse is furnished with wooden lockers, a lounge area, team meeting and video rooms and kitchen as well as expansive training room and coaches’ locker room/lounge. The climate-controlled player development center includes indoor hitting cages and a separate pitching facility. In addition, players can train at the stadium weight room with the latest equipment and cardiovascular technology.
Virginia has drawn more than 100,000 fans in seven of the last eight seasons and averaged a program-record 3,749 spectators per game in 2014. UVA has ranked in the top 20 nationally in attendance each of the last eight years. The fan support gives UVA one of the nation’s best home-field advantages; the Cavaliers have won over 80 percent over their home games since 2004. Disharoon Park welcomed its one millionth fan early in March 2015.
Virginia played host to an NCAA Regional nine times (2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016) and also has hosted five Super Regionals at Disharoon Park (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015).
The 2018 stadium expansion integrated many sustainable attributes that earned it LEED Silver certification. The design of the expansion achieved energy cost savings of 31% and reduced potable water use by 30% compared to typical buildings. During construction, 94% of the on-site generated construction waste was diverted from being landfilled. There is a stormwater management plan in place to reduce the peak discharge rate of stormwater. Recycling is provided for fans during games. The 2011 stadium addition renovation was also LEED certified.
Seating Capacity: 5,500
Field Dimensions: 332-370-404-370-332
Outfield Wall Height: 6 feet in left and right field; 8 feet from left to right center
Largest Single-Game Attendance: 5,074 vs. UNC (April 14, 2012)
Largest 3-Game Series Attendance: 14,282 vs. North Carolina (April 18-20, 2014)
Largest Season Attendance Average: 3,749 (142,496 total), 2014
Largest Season Attendance Total: 142,496, 2014 (38 games)
Total Attendance: 1,200,614 (15 seasons)
Virginia’s Overall Record in Facility: 435-124 (.778)
Virginia’s ACC Record in Facility: 141-68 (.675)
Virginia’s Record vs. State Opponents in Facility: 101-18 (.849)
First Game: Feb. 16, 2002, vs. Bucknell
First Night Game: March 29, 2002, vs. North Carolina
First Virginia Win: Feb. 16, 2002, vs. Bucknell (10-3)
First Virginia Loss: Feb. 26, 2002, vs. VCU (13-7)
First ACC Win: March 15, 2002, vs. No. 1 Florida State (11-10)
First Win Over Ranked Team: March 15, 2002, vs. FSU (11-10)
Davenport Field at Disharoon Park – 434 Lannigan Lane
From the East/West: Take I-64 to exit 118B (Culpeper-Charlottesville). Take second exit (sign will say University of Virginia Information Center and Business 250 East) and bear right onto Ivy Rd. At second stoplight, turn left on to Copeley Rd. The baseball field is behind the track on the left and not visible from the road. Parking is in the University Hall parking lot on the right.
From the North: Take Route 29 south into Charlottesville (Emmet St.). Turn right at Massie Rd. Go to the next stoplight and turn left onto Copeley Rd. The baseball field is behind the track on the right and not visible from the road. Parking is in the University Hall parking lot on the left.
From the South: Take Route 29 to Business Route 250 East (sign will say University of Virginia Information Center) and bear right onto Ivy Rd. At second stoplight, turn left onto Copeley Rd. The baseball field is behind the track on the left and not visible from the road. Parking is in the University Hall parking lot on the right.