(Decatur, IL) — A new baseball field is coming to Millikin University in the Spring of 2019. The new field will be the new home to the Big Blue baseball program. The new facility was made possible with a $4 million contribution from Millikin University Emeritus Trustee Gary Workman and his family, as well as $500,000 in gifts from Millikin Emeriti Trustees Mark and Bob Stanley and Millikin Trustee Tom Harrington and his wife, Cordia.
The new baseball facility will be located south of the Decatur Indoor Sports Center (DISC) with plans to include an all-artificial turf field, stadium seating (including some seat back chairs), clubhouse, lights, press box, concessions and batting cages. Millikin University will be the only school in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) with an on-campus baseball-only facility with a full turf field and a clubhouse.