USD Opening Ballpark Named After Ron Fowler With Weekend Series
The Univ. of San Diego on Friday will open Fowler Park, its new baseball facility, with a sold out three-game weekend series against San Diego State Univ. that will also mark USD's "first on-campus home game" at night. The 1,700-seat ballpark's facade is "consistent with the rest of the campus' 16th century Spanish Renaissance architecture." Padres Owner Ron Fowler, who will throw out the first pitch Friday night, said he contributed "well over half" of the $13.8M price tag for the facility that bears his name (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 2/15).