Bridgeport, Conn.-The University of Bridgeport softball team will have a new home during the 2012 season as the Purple Knights will play all of their home games at Frank DeLuca Hall of Fame Field in Stratford, Connecticut, the home of the legendary Brakettes teams.
"We are really looking forward to playing our home games at a great facility like DeLuca Field," said University of Bridgeport head softball coach Dawn Stearns. "I know our players are excited, and it will be a real boost to help keep our program on the rise."
Located at 1000 Main Street in Stratford, Connecticut, Frank DeLuca Hall of Fame Field is a state-of-the-art softball facility. Seating capacity is now 1,800. The section of bleachers behind home plate features six rows of club seating and seven rows of bleacher-style seating with back rests. The sections on first and third base lines are regular style bleacher seats, while three additional sections have been installed down the right field line.
Lights, a concession stand located directly behind home plate, restrooms and a 300-car parking lot have all been added. DeLuca Field has the capability to accommodate 500 cars with an adjacent 700-car lot available for state, regional and national events.
Since 1988, the Stratford Brakettes women's major fast pitch team has called Frank DeLuca Hall of Fame Field home.
UB is scheduled to open its 2012 home season on Monday, March 19 versus Bloomfield College. Action is slated to begin at Frank DeLuca Hall of Fame Field at 3:00 p.m.
Directions to DeLuca Field
From New York and Points South:
Take 95 to exit 30 Lordship Boulevard. At bottom of exit continue straight thru traffic light-- continue straight until you can't go anymore (approximately 1-1 1/4 miles- Dunkin Donuts on left). Take a left at the light, go straight and DeLuca Field is on right.
From New Haven and Points North:
Take 95 to exit 31 South Avenue. At bottom of exit take a left, continue straight to traffic light. At light take a right onto Main Street and continue straight. Go through two traffic lights, DeLuca Field will be just past the lights on your left.