ADDRESS: 225 Rugar St, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Opened in 2003, Chip Cummings Field is located behind the Plattsburgh State Fieldhouse and surrounded by a wooded area known as Rugar Woods. The first game was held on April 19, 2003, when Plattsburgh swept perennial SUNYAC championship contender Oneonta as part of a doubleheader, 6-4 and 8-6.
Home to the modern-day baseball Cardinals, the “Chipper” became a reality with the generous financial support of Thomas “Chip” Cummings ’56, a 1988 Cardinal Sports Hall of Fame inductee.
Chip Cummings Field has a permanent seating capacity to 500, a 20-seat pressbox with filmdeck and a light-emitting diode (LED), wireless inning-by-inning scoreboard.
The field dimensions are 350-feet down the lines, 402-feet to center field and 385-feet in the power alleys.
The facility also has hosted high school and legion games, the Clinton Community College program as well as the Plattsburgh Thunder, a former NCAA-sanctioned summer league team that boasted Division I players.
Entering the 2017 season, Chip Cummings will be the home of the Plattsburgh RedBirds