Scolinos Field, home to the Cal Poly Pomona baseball team, is more than halfway done with its three-phase renovation entirely funded by donations.
The renovation is a four-year project and with the first two phases complete, the field entered the 2020 season with a significantly different look.
Phase two, completed by the summer of 2019, included outfield fence relocation and new fence fabric, dugout expansion, and turf replacement. One of the most obvious changes in this phase was the large Bronco logo emblazoned on the new turf installed behind home plate. This addition, designed to inspire school spirit, will be visible from the new bleachers that will be installed as part of phase three.
Phase one, in 2015, consisted of new lights and a new scoreboard.
As for phase three, some of the updates to look out for in addition to the new bleachers are a press box, permanent restrooms, and a ticketing booth, all of which will help tie together the new look of the facility.
With the completion of this project, Scolinos Field will stand proud on our campus and will honor the great coach it was named for.
The field’s namesake, John Scolinos, was a coach at CPP for 44 years as well as a professor. He led CPP to six California Collegiate Athletic Association crowns – and he was nominated for professor of the year in 1976. Scolinos was a mentor to many, both on campus and off, and the renovation honors his memory.
The CPP baseball program has produced three NCAA Division II championships, has appeared in the NCAA tournament 13 times and has won a total of six CCAA crowns and two conference tournament championships. Nine CPP players have gone on to play Major League Baseball.