Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium
Home of Mountaineer Baseball
Located behind the Broyhill Inn and Conference Center on Appalachian State University's campus, Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium is
one of the finest college baseball facilities in the nation.
Appalachian baseball's new home officially opened with the Mountaineers' 6-1 victory over in-state rival Gardner-Webb on April 10, 2007. The stadium was completed in its entirety in fall of 2008 and includes:
• Permanent seating for 1,000, with grass seating to accommodate thousands more.
• A state-of-the-art FieldTurf playing surface, which allows for the field to play the same no matter the conditions and for games to be played following weather that would leave most natural surfaces unplayable.
• Lights that introduced night baseball to ASU's campus for the first time beginning in 2007.
• An indoor hitting and pitching facility which features two full batting cages and indoor pitching mound, as well as multiple individual hitting and pitching skills stations.
• A first-rate Daktronics scoreboard and message center located beyond the right-center field wall.
• A press box, concessions and souvenirs building that doubles as a red-brick style grand entrance to the stadium complex from the parking level.
• One college baseball's top clubhouse facilities, with amenities that include:
• a roomy player lockers/lounge area with lockers and showers for 35 players, two flat-screen televisions and state-of-the art surround sound system.
• coaches offices and locker room, each of which also include flat-screen televisions.
• a full-service training room, complete with hydro-therapy station and flat-screen television.
• a reception area for guests with leather furniture and flat-screen television.