Athletics department announces largest donation in University history for construction of new baseball facility


$60 million gift from anonymous donor will fund upgrades expected to be completed by 2021 season

An anonymous donor family has made an unprecedented $60 million donation to the Binghamton University baseball program, BU President Harvey Stenger announced on Tuesday. The donation will fund a brand-new complex around the current baseball field, increasing seating capacity and establishing an indoor training facility.

Stenger announced the donation in the Events Center alongside SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson, Director of Athletics Patrick Elliott and baseball head coach Tim Sinicki. All three gave remarks at the event. Other University officials, including numerous BU coaches, were also in attendance.

“Excellence begets excellence, so when you get a gift like this it recognizes that [BU] is a world class University, worthy of world-class contributions and transformative gifts,” Johnson said. “I think this is setting the stage for all the other campuses to come forward and to really step up to support the State University of New York.”

The $60 million donation is the largest donation in University history and the second-largest in SUNY history, behind a $150 million…

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