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With Seaman Stadium and the Duvernay Fieldhouse, the Dawgs are fortunate to have the premier baseball development facilities in the country. In the spring of 2012, the Dawgs organization added Tourmaline Field, a full sized midget level diamond, to these already extraordinary facilities.
The Dawgs Baseball Program now consists of a summer collegiate club, three high performance midget clubs (18 years and under), two high performance Bantam clubs (15 years and under) and one high performance Pee Wee program (13 years and under). With Dawgs’ teams now playing baseball outdoors from the day the snow melts until November, there was a need for additional diamonds.
Tourmaline Field was made possible by a funding partnership among principal donor Michael Rose, CEO of Tourmaline Oil Corp., the Town of Okotoks and Dawgs’ management. In addition, the Dawgs were fortunate to have the generous support of Peters & Co. Ltd. who sponsored the new Fairplay Scoreboard at Tourmaline Field as well as the "Peters and Co. Press Box." Tourmaline field is a full sized midget diamond suitable for international and provincial tournaments with dimensions of 300 feet down the lines and 380 feet to center field. Grandstand seating holds 300 fans with additional berm seating available down the left field line.
For a photo gallery of the the building of Tourmaline Field click here
Tourmaline Field has been designed to replicate
Seaman Stadium in terms of:
• wood fencing;
• cement dugouts;
• an outdoor training center complete with batting
cages and pitching mounds;
• the Peters & Co. Press Box;
• Musco Stadium field lights for night play;
• J Dawgs’ Academy Changerooms and concession
• a Fairplay Scoreboard.
Tourmaline Field features an all "Field Turf" Infield with a natural grass outfield. The "Field Turf" infield enables J Dawgs' players to play outdoors as soon as the snow melts. This significantly increases the "usability" of Tourmaline Field and offers a significant advantage for J Dawgs players.
Along with Tourmaline Field, the Dawgs also added a second bantam diamond in 2012. Conrad Field along with the Riverside Bantam Diamond is home to the J Dawgs Bantam program. These two fields enable the Dawgs to host bantam events at the provincial and national levels.