Molloy Softball Gets a New Home
January 2, 2013
Molloy College has entered into a twenty-year agreement with the Town of Rockville Centre to further improve the athletic facilities at the Dean G. Skelos Sports Complex. Most notably, the Bob Klein Softball Field, home of the Molloy softball team, has undertaken a major overhaul project in preparation for the 2013 season.
In an effort to upgrade the facility and bring it to NCAA standards, Klein Field will feature a state-of-the-art playing surface consisting of an artificial turf outfield and DuraEdge clay infield. Also included will be enclosed sixty-foot precast dugouts with storage, designated and enclosed bullpens on the first- and third-base sides, a sixty-by-thirty-three foot enclosed batting cage beyond the left-field fence, a 150-seat grandstand with an elevated press box located behind home plate, and permanent outfield fencing set for NCAA regulation depths. Existing lights will be maintained and utilized for the facility, making it the only complex with NCAA standard playing lights in the East Coast Conference.
In addition to the renovations to Klein Field, an artificial turf tee-ball field will be constructed beyond the center field wall, complete with fifty-foot bases, team benches, water fountains, and a backstop. This maintenance-free area will provide the town additional space for its growing youth softball programs to play games.
"We are pleased to be partnering with the Village of Rockville Centre on this project," said Drew Bogner, Ph.D. and President of Molloy. "The South Shore can now boast one of the top softball facilities in the region."