Client: California State University, Northridge
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Cal State Northridge is a campus of the California State University system. It was founded first as the Valley satellite campus of Cal State Los Angeles, amongst old walnut and citrus groves in the beautiful San Fernando Valley.
Matador Field, located on Lindley Avenue between Halsted and Lassen Streets, is the home for all Cal State Northridge baseball home games. With a current capacity of more than 1,000 fans, and dimensions of 325 feet down the left and right field lines, 375 feet to the power alleys and 400 feet to straightaway center field, Matador Field has been a staple of the campus since the first game played in 1961.
Since its introduction in 1961, Matador Field has undergone many improvements in an effort to provide as comfortable an experience as possible for fans, coaches, and players alike. Renovations to the field began in 1975 and in three years, the facility had a redesigned infield, an electronic scoreboard donated by Sam Leeper and Fred Yates, a batting cage (the first covered batting cage on any college campus on the West Coast at the time), a protective chain link fence around the field, a snack bar, concrete walkways and bleachers with a press box. Recent improvements to the field include a custom tie-back sports netting structure with reinforced steel poles designed by Judge Netting, Inc. for optimum view of the field from the stands.