JACKIE ROBINSON STADIUM
c/o Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
Los Angeles, California 90095
Telephone: (310) 825-8699
Baseball Stadium (opened 1984)
About Jackie Robinson Stadium
Named for the Bruin great who went on to break the color barrier in major league baseball in 1947, Jackie Robinson Stadium is the home of the UCLA baseball team. There is a statue of UCLA's first four-sport letter winner located on the concourse level, dedicated in 1985. The current stadium sits on the site of the old Sawtelle Field, which was UCLA's home field from 1964-79.
Located on the grounds of the Veterans Administration Medical Center, adjacent to the UCLA campus, Jackie Robinson Stadium offers a picturesque setting and is often used for baseball card photo shoots. There is seating for 1,250 although more than 2,000 can easily be accommodated on the berms which extend down the outfield lines. The record crowd of 2,914 crammed in for a March 23, 1997 battle between UCLA and USC, won by the Bruins, 8-5. It was also the site for the 1986 NCAA Western Regional.
There is fixed seating for 1,250 around the natural-grass field. Playing dimensions include 330 feet down the left and right-field lines, 365 feet to the power alleys and 390 feet to straightaway center.
•Location and parking:
The stadium is located on Constitution Avenue on the V.A. grounds. It can be accessed from the San Diego (405) Freeway via the Wilshire Boulevard off-ramp, then taking Sepulveda Boulevard north and turning west on Constitution Avenue.
Jackie Robinson Stadium is managed by UCLA. Inquiries concerning facility use should be directed to Kevin Borg, facilities director, at (310) 825-8699 or by fax to (310) 206-7047.
The field is natural grass and there is excellent lighting for night games (110 footcandles). There are cement dugouts on both baselines and a clubhouse behind the field on the third-base side with facilities for the home and visiting teams and for officials. A press box is located behind home plate and has accommodations for both print (20) and broadcast media (two booths).
There is plenty of parking on the V.A. grounds for spectators, a full- service ticket office (two windows), a permanent concession stand and an electronic scoreboard in centerfield.