Briggs Field

Briggs Field

Briggs Field dominates much of the outdoor field space, and has been a haven of recreational activity since MIT's main campus made the move to Cambridge. A new baseball facility was constructed in 1949 to support the emerging varsity team, while currently the fields are primarily used by over 80 club and intramural programs.

Briggs Field was named in honor of Major Frank Briggs '81. In 1897, when it was found necessary to form an organization to regulate the general athletic interests of Tech students, to exercise supervision, and if necessary, to assume control of all funds connected with athletics, Major Briggs was chosen chairman of the board, thus forming the MIT Athletic Advisory Council.

During the past few years several improvements have been made to Briggs Field that have contributed to an improved quality of play. During the summer of 2006, a new pitching mound was constructed giving the Engineer pitchers one of the best in New England. Additional improvements include a new infield mix, a six-foot chain-link fence equipped with a windscreen, as well as a new scoreboard.

 

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