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Rutgers baseball announces plans for new home stadium in Middlesex County

The Rutgers baseball team’s home field will look different in 2026. – Photo by

On Monday, Rutgers Athletics announced that the baseball team will have a brand-new home stadium by 2026. Partnering up with Middlesex College, the Multipurpose Community Venue will be shared among Rutgers and Middlesex College in Edison.

The new stadium will offer several modifications that Bainton Field on Livingston campus does not currently have in hopes to increase the Knights fan base.

The Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios said the current agreement with Rutgers solidifies a three-to-five-year partnership. The project itself will cost approximately $70 million.

The Knights will continue to occupy Bainton Field until the new venue is ready to be occupied.

The facility itself will have luxurious locker rooms, air-conditioned batting and pitching tunnels and will also be better equipped for broadcasting on major TV networks, according to the press statement. The complex will provide an outstanding number of different resources for the baseball team.

Bainton Field recently modified the venue before last season, adding new lighting essential for nighttime games and a new scoreboard in the back of the right field.

The Edison venue will host several home series and games, but Rutgers will still use Bainton Field for both games and practices.

The partnership between Middlesex College and Rutgers allows both schools to enhance their academic and athletic programs and provide their students and athletes with higher-quality experiences.

For the Rutgers baseball team and the athletics program, the new location will bring about eye-opening adaptations and changes. The new facility, only 15 minutes from campus, will draw in fans and greatly impact Middlesex County and the University as a whole.

"Thank you to Middlesex County for the invitation to play games at a beautiful new stadium facility," said head coach Steve Owens. "This move will continue to grow our program's fan base across the state and provide an incredible venue with all the amenities currently available at the power-five level."

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