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Skip Wilson Field
Full name James “Skip” Wilson Field (2006 to present)
Former names Ambler Field (2004-2006)
Location 580 Meetinghouse Road
Ambler, Pennsylvania 19002
Coordinates 40°09′56″N 75°11′50″W / 40.165462°N 75.197296°W / 40.165462; -75.197296Coordinates: 40°09′56″N 75°11′50″W / 40.165462°N 75.197296°W / 40.165462; -75.197296
Opened March 25, 2004
May 15, 2004 (Dedication)
Owner Temple University
Operator Temple University
Surface Natural Grass
Capacity 1,000
Field dimensions Left Field: 330 feet (101 m)
Center Field: 400 feet (122 m)
Right Field: 330 feet (101 m)
Temple University (A-10) (2004-present)

Skip Wilson Field is a baseball stadium in Ambler, Pennsylvania. Home plate faces Meetinghouse Road. It is the home field of the Temple University Owls college baseball team. The stadium holds 1,000 spectators and opened in 2004. It is named after former Owls baseball coach James "Skip" Wilson.[1]

Temple played their first game at the ball-field on March 25, 2004 and beat University of the Sciences by a score of 6 to 2. Four other projected home openers had been canceled due to either bad weather or poor field conditions.[2]

The field was originally called Temple's Ambler Field in reference to its location at Temple's Ambler campus. The university began to refer to the ball-field as Skip Wilson Field in 2006. On April 28, 2007, Temple University-Ambler celebrated “Skip Wilson Day" when the university officially dedicated Skip Wilson Field at Ambler in honor of the coach.[3]

Prior to Skip Wilson Field, Temple baseball played its home games at Erny Field at Mount Pleasant Avenue and Michener Street in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia. Erny Field is the current home of the Arcadia University baseball team.


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