Medlar Field Named College Baseball’s 10th Best Stadium
With college baseball in the middle of its offseason, the site ranked the ten best stadiums in America. Despite not being “thought of as a baseball school,” (their words, not mine) Penn State does boast one of the premier ballparks in the country.
Of course, Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, which was named after former baseball coach Chuck Medlar and current trustee Anthony Lubrano, has the advantage of being home to a minor league squad along with the Nittany Lions. That doesn’t take away from some of the beautiful scenery, including Mount Nittany and Beaver Stadium, which, “overshadows Medlar Field in many ways.”
CBD also praises the design of the field, which includes, “a picnic area and a play area for children who might not want to pay attention to the game,” along with how its dimensions mirror PNC Park in in Pittsburgh (the State College Spikes, who also use Medlar Field, were an affiliate of the Pirates from 2007-2012). In fact, the only difference between PNC Park and Medlar Field is that the wall at PNC is 21 feet high, whereas the walls at Medlar are 18.55 feet high in honor of Penn State’s founding year in 1855.