Baseball Hosts Top-Ranked Stanford At Dedeaux Field
March 22, 2002
LOS ANGELES -- The USC baseball team will play its first games in the renovated Dedeaux Field on Saturday (March 23) with a doubleheader against No. 1 Stanford at 1 p.m. The Trojans will play the Cardinal in a non-conference three-game series with the finale on Sunday (March 24), also at 1 p.m. USC opened the 2002 season with 22 straight road games during construction of the Dedeaux Field project.
Fans will witness the new look to Dedeaux Field although the completion of the project has been delayed. Capacity will increase to 2,500, thanks in part to a new seating pavilion located on the first base side. The seating in the main concourse has been upgraded to individual stadium seats.
The centerpiece of the project is a new building on the first base side that will house a new locker room for the team, along with coaches' offices and Hall of Fame. New restrooms will be added in a separate building. The building and additional seating will be closed to the public until completion of the project.
This is the first major construction for the facility that opened in 1974 and named for former USC head coach Rod Dedeaux, who led the Trojans to 11 national championships during his 45-year career.
All three games of this weekend's series will be broadcast, along with up-to-date Live Stats, at www.usctrojans.com