Baseball and artificial turf might not sound like a good mix, but ask the coaches at the University of San Francisco and they’ll rave about how great Dante Benedetti Field has performed for their team. The diamond was built using organic infill over Brock’s ShockPad/14.
The field’s namesake comes from Coach Benedetti who coached the team for 29 years and also ran a successful restaurant in the heart of San Francisco. Up until 2012 Benedetti was the winningest coach in San Francisco history.
The field hosts youth baseball camps all summer long and is ready for play whenever the team wants to get in some practice hits. By not using natural turf the field doesn’t require months of down time for recovery. What really matters is how the playability and how the field affects the game. For that we’ll let Assistant Head Coach, Troy Nakamura, explain things.
“The playability has been fantastic. Everyone who has come to play here has really enjoyed the experience.”