Bill Masters Field at John Henry Moss Stadium was dedicated on September 18, 2010 as the crown jewel of the Gardner-Webb baseball program.
We are very excited about unveiling this facility and what this place means to Gardner-Webb baseball,” said Athletics Director Chuck Burch. “This facility is a tribute not only to our current players and coaches, but to all the alumni and former coaches like Norman Harris, Jerry Bryson and Clyde Miller who came before them. We are truly blessed to have this place to call home for our baseball program.”
The facility has seating capacity for 700 with further expansion possible. A majority of seats are shielded from the elements under a protective awning that extends the length of the press box. The dugouts, at 70 feet long, are some of the largest in the Big South and entire nation, each having unique features of their own. The 3rd base dugout will feature an expansive umpire locker room, complete with shower, locker, and lounge facilities for game day umpires as well as game day storage and bathroom facilities for the Runnin’ Bulldogs. Just steps off the 1st base dugout will be an indoor hitting tunnel available for Gardner-Webb players to make swing adjustments on during practice.
Amenities in the press box include 2 VIP suites complete with outdoor patios, kitchen area for catering and bathroom facilities, radio booths for home and visiting radio, and a spacious press area for members of the media. Gardner-Webb’s baseball clubhouse is located in the Springs Athletic Complex just beyond right field. Locker and shower facilities for the program as well as a team meeting room highlight the complex. Just outside the locker room is a practice facility complete with hitting and pitching bays that allow GW the flexibility to hold drills when weather becomes a factor.