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DAVENPORT FIELD EXPANSION

Renovations to Davenport Field are needed to help Virginia Baseball continue to compete among the nation’s elite programs. Renovations in spring 2010 greatly enhanced the clubhouse and areas to assist the players in their development, including an indoor hitting facility, a weight room and meeting rooms. This new project, estimated to cost between $12-$18 million, will enhance the spectator experience and require the assistance of donors, fans and everyone who calls the University of Virginia their team.

Planned renovations to improve the game-day experience for our loyal and enthusiastic fans include:

  • A new grand entry in right field.
  • An expanded concourse down the right field line that extends around the right field pole toward right centerfield.
  • A field level club area and seating for approximately 140 fans.
  • Chairback seats along the first baseline.
  • New concessions, merchandise, and restroom facilities.
  • Virginia will occupy the first base dugout and their bullpen will move to right field.

In addition to enhancements to benefit fans, the renovation of Davenport Field will have areas for player training and development, including an indoor pitching development center. There will also be new offices for the baseball coaches. While financial resources are vital to the success of the program, the leadership of the coaching staff has built the program into a powerhouse and turned Virginia Baseball into a national brand. Coach O’Connor and his staff have instilled a winning attitude and mindset by holding players accountable to the everyday expectations of the program on and off the field. They not only develop their baseball skills with aspirations of playing at the next level, but players mature into well-rounded, responsible men who are poised to succeed in all aspects of their lives.

FACILITY RENDERINGS

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“From a recruiting standpoint, we need to show prospects that we are pressing forward by adding more seats and enhancing what is a great home field advantage. Our fans have had a whole lot to do with the success of our baseball program and this is a chance to reward them while at the same time building a solid foundation for the future. We want to give more people a chance to experience Virginia Baseball.”
Brian O’Connor, Head Coach
“The Davenport Field renovation is very important to the future of Virginia Baseball and the development of players in the program. Virginia Baseball was critical in my development into a major league player. I would not be where I am today without the past support of donors to the Virginia Baseball program. I now have the opportunity to join that group and help UVA Baseball remain among the best programs in the country.”
Ryan Zimmerman, Washington Nationals First Baseman

This project is estimated to cost
between $12-$18 million.

DAVENPORT FIELD EXPANSION

Davenport Field will soon be transformed to create a game-day experience for Virginia Baseball fans that rivals the nation’s best. This transformation will also include upgrades to training facilities at Davenport to enhance student-athlete development. The renovations will build on the program’s success in its pursuit of Uncompromised Excellence and the history of Virginia Baseball, which began in 1889.

Virginia Baseball has risen to national prominence, appearing in 17 NCAA Tournaments and winning the NCAA Championship in 2015. There have been 126 players selected in the Major League Baseball Draft. During head coach Brian O’Connor’s tenure, attendance at Davenport Field has increased, prompting several expansions that have pushed the seating capacity to over 5,000 and provided better training and development opportunities for our student-athletes.

As the program continues to thrive, it’s important for the facility to meet the needs of student-athletes and fans alike. The latest renovations to Davenport Field will build on the already electric atmosphere that players and fans enjoy each spring.

This ambitious project will be funded with donor contributions and will provide a variety of new seating opportunities for fans to enjoy Virginia Baseball.

2018 Davenport Seating Options

INFIELD GRANDSTAND

SECTIONS 106-114
Formerly sections 101-109 (blue chairback seats)

Seats start at the first base dugout and continue to the third base dugout. Virginia will now occupy the first base dugout.  Inventory in these sections is extremely limited. Any available inventory will be offered in VAF priority point order, then from requests for upgrades from other sections.

$200 per season ticket ($175 for youth, seniors & faculty/staff)
+ $150 per seat VAF contribution*

*Revenue from per seat contributions will be used to fund the stadium renovation project. Per seat contributions are in addition to maintaining prior year VAF Annual Fund giving level.

BASELINE GRANDSTAND

SECTIONS 103-105
SECTIONS 115-117
Formerly the first baseline bleacher seats and new seating

After seating is complete for 2017 season ticket holders who renew in this area, donors will be seated first in VAF priority point order. All other buyers will be seated based on the date of order.
All 2017 season ticket holders who held seats in the first baseline bleachers have been assigned seat locations that closely align with their previous seat sightlines. These new locations, reflecting the new section and seat numberings, appear on your 2018 renewal application.

$175 per season ticket ($150 for youth, seniors & faculty/staff)
No per seat VAF contribution required.
Prior year VAF Annual Fund Giving Level must be maintained.

RIGHT FIELD GRANDSTAND

SECTIONS 101-102
New seating in 2018

After seating is complete for 2017 season ticket holders who renew in this area, donors will be seated first in VAF priority point order. All other buyers will be seated based on the date of order.

$125 per season ticket ($100 for youth, seniors & faculty/staff)
No per seat VAF contribution required.
Prior year VAF Annual Fund Giving Level must be maintained.

GENERAL ADMISSION

Left Field Bleachers, Hillside and Standing Room Only

Fans who held general admission season tickets in 2017 will see GA tickets listed as the renewal option on their application. Returning GA season ticket holders interested in moving to another section should indicate their interest in the comments box on their ticket application. Seating in reserved sections will be made from available inventory in VAF priority point order.

$75 per season ticket ($60 for youth, seniors & faculty/staff)

FIELD LEVEL
CLUB

SECTIONS FC1-FC4

For those interested in purchasing season tickets in the Field Level Club, please contact the Virginia Athletics Foundation office at 800-626-8723.

RIGHT FIELD
GROUP SEATING

This area will be used for group seating only. If you are interested, please contact the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office by email at uvatickets@virginia.edu or by phone at 800-542-8821.

THE CLUBHOUSE

This hospitality area in left center field will be available exclusively for corporate sponsors in 2018. If you are interested in a corporate hospitality event, please contact Virginia Sports Properties by email at sprimiano@virginiasports.com.

Remaining seat locations will be available to new season ticket buyers Dec. 4

PARKING INFORMATION: All 2018 Infield Grandstand season ticket holders will receive a parking pass for a space in the University Hall/Cage Lot. These parking passes are valid for regular season games starting after 6 p.m. on Fridays and for Saturday and Sunday games when there are no conflicts with a John Paul Jones Arena event. The University Hall lot is used for University parking during the week and for events at JPJA. There will be a parking fee for postseason baseball games held at Davenport Field.

General admission parking is available and open to the public in some areas of the University Hall lot, the surface lot at John Paul Jones Arena and the McCue Center parking lot.

Naming Opportunities

The following naming opportunities are available for donor consideration:

Naming Opportunities Minimum Gift Required
Stadium $6,000,000
Road – RESERVED $500,000
Right Field Concourse $500,000
Club Level Seating Area – RESERVED $250,000
Club Level Lounge – RESERVED $250,000
Pitching Development Center – RESERVED $250,000
Head Coach Office $500,000
Naming Opportunities Minimum Gift Required
Right Field Foul Pole – RESERVED $100,000
Left Field Foul Pole – RESERVED $100,000
Assistant Coach Office (3) – 2 RESERVED $100,000
Director of Operations Office – RESERVED $50,000
Video Office – RESERVED $50,000
Conference Room – RESERVED $50,000

Donor Recognition

Donor contributions will fund this ambitious project. All donors making a minimum gift of $2,500 or more, paid over a maximum of three years, will be recognized at Davenport Field. Other naming opportunities are available to recognize generous contributions to this project.

SUPPORT THE FUTURE OF VIRGINIA BASEBALL

The UVA Davenport Field Expansion will enable Virginia Baseball to continue its quest for Uncompromised Excellence. You can help make this facility a reality and be part of Virginia Baseball’s future. Your donation will give our baseball student-athletes the opportunity to be successful in their studies and on the field. To learn how you can help, please contact:

VIRGINIA ATHLETICS FOUNDATION
800-626-8723 / 434-982-5555
vafweb@virginia.edu
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