Bullens Field

Billy Bullens Field is a multipurpose stadium in Westfield, Massachusetts. Bullens Field is the baseball and football home field for Westfield High School and Westfield Technical Academy.[2] Bullens Field is also the home field for the Westfield Starfires of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL).[3][4]

Bullens Field
Bullens Field is located in Massachusetts
Bullens Field
Bullens Field
Location within Massachusetts
Bullens Field is located in the United States
Bullens Field
Bullens Field
Location in the United States
Full nameBilly Bullens Field
Former namesMunicipal Field
LocationKing Street, Westfield, MA 01085
Coordinates42°07′25″N 72°45′51″W / 42.12361°N 72.76417°W / 42.12361; -72.76417Coordinates: 42°07′25″N 72°45′51″W / 42.12361°N 72.76417°W / 42.12361; -72.76417
Capacity1,000[1]
Construction
Built1937
OpenedJuly 20, 1938 (1938-07-20)
Tenants
Westfield High School Bombers
Westfield Technical Academy Tigers
Westfield Starfires (FCBL) 2019-present

Originally named Municipal Field, the stadium was built in 1937, and officially dedicated in 1938, as part of a larger project of ball fields, grandstands, a playground and tennis courts constructed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA).[5] Billy Bullens was the assistant supervisor of the new facilities and in charge of the park maintenance for many years.[5] The field was renamed for him in the early 1980s.[6]

Bullens Field hosted the Babe Ruth 14-Year-Old World Series in 2016[7] and will host the Babe Ruth 13-Year-Old World Series in August 2019.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Baker, Paul (August 22, 2020). "Billy Bullens Field – Westfield Starfires". Stadium Journey. Retrieved May 29, 2021.
  2. ^ LaBorde, Ted (July 2, 2015). "Westfield City Council approves funds for Bullens Field upgrade". The Republican. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  3. ^ Putz, Chris (February 21, 2019). "New baseball franchise logo, roster unveiled". The Westfield News. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  4. ^ Gore, Frederick J. (February 21, 2019). "New Futures Collegiate Baseball League team set for Westfield". The Republican. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Genovese, Dan (September 24, 2015). "Municipal Field - Westfield MA". Living New Deal. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  6. ^ "A Field of History: Billy Bullens Field". Westfield Babe Ruth - (Westfield, MA). Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  7. ^ "2016 Babe Ruth 14 Year-Old World Series - Westfield, MA". Babe Ruth League, Inc. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  8. ^ Ryan, Conor (August 17, 2018). "Westfield to host 2019 Babe Ruth 13-Year-Old World Series". The Republican. Retrieved March 2, 2019.

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