Overview Govoni Field is renowned throughout New England as one of the finest baseball facilities in the region. Named after longtime assistant coach and marketing professor Norman Govoni and his wife Terry, the field is home to the highly successful Babson baseball program. Field use by permit only.
Playing Surface This beautifully manicured diamond is a fully-enclosed facility with an impeccable natural grass surface and an infield consisting of red clay. The outfield dimensions are 331' down the left field line, 372' to the left field alley, 388' to straightaway center, 324' to the right field alley, and 323' down the right field line.
Additional Features Govoni Field also includes a number of features that make it a favorite place to both watch and play baseball. These features include:
Two 40-foot-long dugouts with a permanent bench, bat and helmet racks, a glove box, and a rubberized floor
Double-barrel bullpens located down each foul line
A 12-foot warning track in the outfield
Bleacher seating along both baselines and behind home plate, with a total seating capacity of 812
Two batting cages - a portable cage for on-field use and a permanent cage adjacent to the field on the third base side
A two-story press box located behind the home dugout on the third base side, featuring scoreboard and sound system controls on the upper level and multiple storage units on the lower level. The press box seats up to 12 people and is accessible to opposing sports information and media personnel upon request.
A magnificent electronic LED nine-inning style scoreboard located beyond the left field wall
A state-of-the-art sound system with multiple speakers directed down each foul line
A 120' by 120' tarpaulin that protects the infield against inclement weather
Directions & Parking Govoni Field is located just off Rt. 135 next to the Olin School of Engineering.
From the Babson campus:
Take a left out of the main gate onto Forest Street
Take a left at the four-way stop at the intersection of Forest Street and Wellesley Avenue
At the next stop sign, turn left at the rotary (3/4 of the way around) onto Rt. 135 East
Proceed approximately 1/2 mile and turn left into the Olin College of Engineering entrance
If you reach a stop light, you have gone too far
There are two parking lots available at Govoni Field. The first is located behind the first base dugout and is on your left as you approach the field. The second can be reached by following the service road around the outfield wall. The lot is located beyond the left field wall in foul territory.