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USM's New Wildcat Park is a Home Run

“People never realize the most significant moments in their lives while they are happening,” said Craig Kasten, referencing a line from his favorite movie, 1989’s “A Field of Dreams.” He was speaking to a crowd gathered on campus to dedicate Wildcat Park, USM’s newest athletic facility, which features a flexible, all-turf baseball field. Kasten is a USM parent and one of several major supporters of the project.

The unique facility enhances USM’s athletics program with a repositioned synthetic turf baseball field, a large outfield that will serve as an additional multi-purpose field, two new dugouts, new stadium-style seats, a new raised press box, and an updated Joe Lubar ’08 Training Facility. Construction on Wildcat Park began last June, and was largely completed in just four months.

“This great project, and the memories that will be created on this field by people we’ve never met before will be significant in their lives, can only be a good thing,” said Kasten. “Let’s toast to our success and enjoy this memory for the rest of our lives.”

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An rendering of the new Wildcat Park baseball and multi-sport facility.
Craig Kasten speaks at the dedication ceremony of Wildcat Park.

Craig Kasten, USM parent and one of several major supporters of the Wildcat Park project, spoke at the ribbon cutting.