| Patterson Baseball Complex
Gonzaga's new home beginning in 2007, Patterson Baseball Complex and Washington Trust Field returned baseball to the Bulldog campus for the first time since 2003. The first game in the new, state-of-the-art lighted facility, was March 15, 2007, the first night game was played April 17, 2007, and the dedication game was played April 20, 2007. The complex is named after the family of Michael Patterson, former chairman of the Board of Trustees, while Pete Stanton and Washington Trust Bank in Spokane were also a major contributor to the project.
Mike Patterson has three different degrees from three very different universities. Of Gonzaga, Notre Dame and New York University, Gonzaga conjures up the fondest memories for him.
"Gonzaga had that character and feeling of engagement that I didn't feel at the other universities," Patterson said. "I felt more connected with the Gonzaga spirit."
The Spokane native majored in political science and graduated in 1969 with a bachelor of arts. He then went on to receive his law degree at Notre Dame and his master's of law at NYU. Thirty years after graduating, Patterson reconnected with his alma mater serving on Gonzaga's Board of Trustees. Starting in 1999, Patterson not only served on the board, but he also served as the chairperson for three years.
Besides loving his Gonzaga family, Patterson also has an affinity for the game of baseball. The love of the game transcends generations, Patterson says, whose 97-year-old father had the honor of meeting Babe Ruth when the legendary athlete visited Gonzaga Prep many years ago.
"I love the sport," Patterson said. "I've played it, coached it, and I felt that Gonzaga has always had a great baseball program."
When the opportunity arose to fund a new baseball facility, Patterson volunteered right away.
"I wanted to give back in a way that I was passionate," he said. "I'm proud to be a graduate and proud to be a part of the Gonzaga family. Gonzaga is blessed with many, many generous alumni and supporters."
Patterson Baseball Complex and Washington Trust Field is located on the south end of the Gonzaga campus on the corner of Spokane Falls Blvd. and Cincinnati. Below you will find easy-to-follow directions to the stadium.
Traveling Into Spokane On I-90 East
Take the Hamilton Street Exit (I-90 #282)
Traveling Into Spokane On I-90 west
Take the Trent/WA-290 E/Hamilton Exit (I-90 #282A)
Traveling From North Spokane
Head south on Division St.
Parking is available free of charge on game days in the south parking lot near Patterson Baseball Complex and Washington Trust Field.
The press box is located at the top of the grandstand behind home plate. For camera shots outside of the media area or any questions, please contact the Sports Information office at 509.313.4227.
The Bulldogs clubhouse is located on the first base side of the field with the visitor clubhouse is on the third base side of the field. The game officials have a locker room located near the visitor clubhouse.
There are men's and women's restrooms are located behind the first base side of the field in the outer concourse along with a family restroom.
The scoreboard at Patterson Baseball Complex and Washington Trust Field displays runs, hits, and errors stats for the game, inning-by-inning score, balls/strikes count and whether a play was scored as a hit or an error. It also displays team logos, the number and name of the player at bat and the up-to-date batting average on the video screen.
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