Gary Wright Field serves as the home to the
Centre baseball team and is located on Colonel drive beside Farris
Stadium and behind Crounse Hall. The field has received numerous
upgrades over the past few years and continues to do so.
Lights were installed in the summer of 2005,
courtesy of 1964 Centre alum Gary Wright, allowing for the first
night games at Centre. New dugouts, a brick backstop from dugout to
dugout and an arch entranceway were also completed in the summer of
2006, improving both the appearance and functionality of the
facility. The newly renovated press box was dedicated in 2006 and
named after Centre alum Herb McGuire '57.
In the summer of 2009 the entire playing
surface was laser graded and an irrigation system, outfield warning
track, and artificial turf in front of both dugouts, around home
plate and in the bullpens were installed. A new scoreboard was also
installed in the spring of 2009.
The latest improvement was made in the summer
of 2013 when the playing surface was changed from a cool-season
grass to a Riviera Bermuda surface giving the Colonels one of the
nicest surfaces in the region.