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Facilities

A key component of Cal Poly Athletics’ commitment to achieving athletic and academic excellence is an unrelenting focus on developing athletic facilities that are state of the art and provide compelling environments for athletes and fans. As a consequence, during the past decade, new venues for baseball, softball and tennis have been constructed while phased enhancements to Alex G. Spanos Stadium (formerly Mustang Stadium), Mott Athletics Center, the Anderson Aquatic Center and the Cal Poly track are ongoing.

The Cal Poly Sports Complex – Baggett Stadium and Bob Janssen Field


The crown jewel of the Cal Poly Athletics’ venues, the Sport Complex is a 47-acre facility comprised of Baggett Stadium for baseball, Bob Janssen Field for softball, as well as seven competition and practices fields for soccer and football. The surrounding competition fields are also used for men’s and women’s club lacrosse, rugby and intramural team sports. 

Baggett Stadium
Inaugurated - January 2001
First game played – Cal Poly vs. Stanford University - January 21, 2001
First Game Result – Cal Poly 6-5 win over No. 1-ranked Stanford (12 innings)
Dimensions – 335 feet down the left and right field lines, 405 feet to straightaway center, 385 feet in the power alleys
Facility Playing Surface – Natural Grass

 

 

 

Overview - Home to Cal Poly baseball, Baggett Stadium is widely considered one of America’s finest collegiate baseball complexes. Named in honor of All-CCAA catcher and Cal Poly Hall of Fame Alumnus Robin Baggett, the stadium is located on the north side of the campus overlooking the central core of the University. Under frequent crystal clear blue skies and cooled by the balmy breezes emanating from the nearby Pacific Ocean, the stadium is framed by the scenic coastal hills and mountains for which the Central Coast of California is well known.

At the stadium’s plaza entrance, a bronze statue of former Mustang great and Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith greets visitors and guests. The plaza then leads to the heart of Baggett Stadium with its 745 chairback seats, seating for 1,734 overall, home clubhouse and batting cages, press box, and bullpen areas.

Bob Janssen Field
Inaugurated - March 2001
First game played – Cal Poly vs. UC Riverside – March 3, 2001
First Game Result – Cal Poly 8-0 win over UC Riverside
Dimensions – 210 feet down the left and right field lines, 210 feet to straightaway center, 210 feet in the power alleys
Facility Playing Surface – Natural Grass

Overview - Home to Cal Poly Softball, Bob Janssen Field is the beautiful sister facility to Baggett Stadium. Named in honor of area patron and sports enthusiast Bob Janssen, the stadium is located on the north side of the campus and faces southwest toward the Pacific Ocean and famed Bishop’s Peak. Known as a pitcher's ballpark, sun drenched fans and players alike quickly learn that the occasional breezes off the Pacific Ocean can stop a potential home run shot in its tracks or wreak havoc with casual fly balls.

Sharing a common plaza entrance with Baggett Stadium, Bob Janssen Field is beautifully landscaped and maintained as a wonderfully comfortable venue with its 400 chairback seats, seating capacity for 800, tower lighting for night games, as well as a spacious home clubhouse along with batting cages and bullpen areas for home and away teams.

Cal Poly Athletics – Mustang Strength Complex
Inaugurated – January 1999
Size – 6,500 square feet
Facility Surface – Interlocking Rubber Mat

Overview – Funded through the generosity of Cal Poly alumni and friends, the Mustang Strength Complex was completed in April 1999. Reserved exclusively for Cal Poly’s varsity athletes, this comprehensive strength-training complex is located adjacent to Mott Gymnasium and boasts an inventory that includes 40,000 pounds of weights, four power clean stations, five bench press stations, six dumbbell racks and 27 custom machines for focused muscle development.

Robert A. Mott Athletics Center
Inaugurated – September 1960 – Refurbished 1998
First game played – Cal Poly vs. Whittier – December 1, 1960
First Game Result – Cal Poly 70-69 win over Whittier
Seating Capacity – 3,032
Facility Playing Surface – Southern White Pine

 

Overview – Located at the southeastern entrance to the university, Cal Poly’s Mott Athletics Center has been the site of many historic athletic competitions for Cal Poly men’s and women’s basketball teams, women’s volleyball and Mustang wrestling. Affectionately known as “The Asylum” or “The Big Ugly” by the raucous Mustang fans that regularly sell out basketball games and volleyball matches, The MAC has earned a well-deserved reputation as the most difficult setting in which to compete in the Big West Conference. This is due to the architectural layout of the facility that ensures a deafening crowded noise is showered on opponents from the well-choreographed Mustang Maniacs spirit group and supporting fans. 

At its entrance, the Mott Athletics Center houses multiple display cases containing each of the recording-setting 35 NCAA Team Championship trophies earned by Cal Poly prior to the University’s move to Division I competition. Additionally, the storied facility includes the Cal Poly Athletics Hall of Fame, men and women’s locker rooms, the Mustang Strength and Conditioning Complex, the Cal Poly Athletics Academic Resource Center and administrative offices for Cal Poly coaches and support staff. 

Alex G. Spanos Stadium
Inaugurated – November 2006
First game played – Cal Poly vs. Savannah State November 18, 2006
First Game Result – Cal Poly 55-0 win over Savannah State
Seating Capacity – 11,075 (including eight sky boxes, chairback seating and bleacher seating) 
Facility Playing Surface – Natural Grass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overview - Home to Cal Poly Football as well as men’s and women’s soccer, Alex G. Spanos Stadium is the Wrigley Field of college football arenas due to its quaint layout, idealic setting and an architecture that provides fans excellent site lines to the on-field action. Named in honor of Cal Poly alumnus, philanthropist and sportsman Alex Spanos, the stadium is experiencing a phased renovation that will eventually expand its capacity to 22,000 seats. 

With picturesque surroundings including Bishop’s Peak and San Luis Mountain to the west, the heart of the Cal Poly campus to the east and Mustang Memorial Plaza to the south, Alex G. Spanos Stadium is arguably the most scenic location in America to watch football and soccer. Too, with Cal Poly’s rich football and soccer heritage, fans are regularly treated to raucous games and matches fueled by the “Pride of the Pacific”, the Mustang Marching Band, which cajoles and entertains fans in the shadow of a bronze Mustang statue known as Unbridled Spirit.

Mustang Tennis Complex
Inaugurated – November 16, 2005
First match played – Cal Poly Invitational
Dimensions – Seven courts with stadium lighting and chairback seating for 250
Facility Playing Surface – All Weather Hard Courts 

Overview - Home of the Cal Poly Men's and Women's tennis teams, the Mustang Tennis Courts are equally shared by Cal Poly's varsity tennis teams and the University's students and faculty. Completely rebuilt in 2005, the Mustang Tennis Complex is the Big West Conference's newest tennis facility. 

Nestled below Cal Poly’s Performing Arts Center and flanked by Anderson Aquatic Center, Mott Athletics Center and the Mustangs Track and Field Complex, the Mustang Tennis Courts, like most all of Cal Poly’s athletic facilities offers stunning views of the nearby coastal mountains. Additionally, protected by its surroundings, the tennis complex offers superb weather and playing conditions year-round for the varsity athlete or student tennis enthusiast.

Cal Poly Track and Field Complex
Inaugurated – 1974 (Refurbished 1993 and 2005)
Dimensions – 400-meter oval, with jumping pits and steeplechase hazard
Facility Playing Surface – Chevron 440 

Overview – Home to men’s and women’s track and field as well as cross country, the Cal Poly Track and Field Complex is staged at the eastern entrance to the university directly across Grand Avenue from the student resident halls. Comprised of a 400-meter oval with a Chevron 440 running surface as well as multiple vaulting, jumping and throwing pits, the track complex is the base of operations from which Cal Poly’s men’s and women’s track and cross country teams train and compete in an environment so ideal it is the primary factor contributing to the university’s 13 national track and cross country team championships.

Anderson Aquatic Center
Inaugurated - September 2009
First Meet Held - Exhibition vs. UC Berkeley
Dimensions - Eight 50-meter lanes and 18 25-yard lanes
Facility Surfaces - Concrete slab floor with PVC-coated stainless steel
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Overview - Named in honor of Dick Anderson, Cal Poly professor emeritus of physical education and a former Mustang athletic director, the Anderson Aquatic Center is the newest collegiate pool facility in the Western United States. Positioned between the Mustang Tennis Complex, Mott Gymnasium and Cal Poly's student recreation center, the main Myrtha-built pool and its accompanying 15-by-30-foot all-shallow therapy pool not only offer Cal Poly varsity swimmers one of the nation's finest swimming complexes but a state-of-the art facility ideally suited to year-round outdoor training.
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