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Emory G. Bauer Field

Emory G. Bauer Field has been home to the Valparaiso University baseball team since the 1970 season.

Constructed out at the Eastgate Athletic Fields, major renovations to
the facility have taken place beginning in 2001.

A state-of-the-art clubhouse was constructed along the first base line featuring offices for the coaches and staff of the Crusader program. Two locker rooms, equipped with showers, allow for both the varsity and reserve programs to be housed together. The complex also features a training room and indoor hitting cages. A team room featuring a kitchen, television, and a variety of games, allows for the players and staff to feel at home.

In addition, a small training room facility is also located within the confines of the clubhouse.

The exterior of the clubhouse connects with Emory G. Bauer Field to provide an above-ground dugout for the Crusaders.

Prior to the 2008 season, a new wooden outfield fence as well as a flag pole were installed as well. In addition, the sound system was upgraded to add to the game day ambiance.

With a grandstand seating capacity of 500, fans will also line the third base line on sunny days beyond the visitor’s dugout in their own lawn chairs.

A press box, with radio broadcast capabilities is perched atop the grandstands. The press box received a fresh look prior to the 2008 season as well.


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Directions


Reach Valpo easily by plane, train, bus, or automobile! Campus is an hour southeast of Chicago and 2.5 hours north of Indianapolis, with access via airports in Chicago (O'Hare or Midway), Gary, South Bend, or Indianapolis. The South Shore Train and Greyhound and Coach USA Bus Lines also service the area. Interstates 65, 80/90 and 94 and State Highways 30 and 49 are all within minutes of campus.

From I-65:
Exit at US-30 East in Merrillville. Proceed approximately 12 miles east to Valparaiso. You will see the US-30 entrance to the University on the left (on the north side of US-30), leading towards the Chapel. You may also continue past this entrance and then turn left at the Sturdy Road stoplight at the edge of campus (If you drive past Wal-Mart, you have gone too far). The Torch entrance to the University is 100 yards on the left.

From I-80/90 or I-94:
Exit at IN-49 South in Chesterton. Proceed approximately 8 miles south to Valparaiso, then exit onto US-30 West. After passing through the second stoplight, you will see the entrance to campus on your right..

* Please allow yourself additional traveling time when driving on 80/94 from Chicago due to road construction. Click here for road construction updates

For real-time traffic updates, check out www.trafficwise.org

From O'Hare and Midway Airport *

Take I-294 South (Tri-State Tollway) to I-80/90 East, towards Indiana. When I-80 and I-94 split, you can take either highway, I-80 joins I-90 and is a toll road while I-94 remains toll free. In Chesterton, take the Indiana 49-South exit to US-30 West. After passing through the second stoplight, you will see the entrance to campus on your right.

* From Midway, take Cicero Avenue south to I-294. Click here for road construction updates

Approximate Driving Times
Chicago 1 hour
Milwaukee 2 hours
Indianapolis 2.5 hours
Toledo 3 hours
Detroit 4 hours
St. Louis 5 hours
Minneapolis 8 hours