Chronological Tour: Stop 302

Foster Field

Home-plate entrance to Foster Field, Aug-2005.

The sun sets beyond the third-base line.

The action as seen from in front of the press box.

Quick Facts: Rating: 2 baseballs
Baseball returned to San Angelo in 2000 with the Colts of the Texas-Louisiana League, who adopted a nickname that had been used many years before at a long-gone field elsewhere in town. The current field is a stone’s throw from Angelo State University, which shares the park with the Colts.

The park is a simple concrete structure with very little shelter from the elements, which thankfully don’t make their presence felt too often in west Texas. There are no luxury boxes, but there are two roped-off areas for private parties, one on each side of the press box. Otherwise, the top seating is bucket-style, rather than stadium seating. There are simple aluminum bleachers going down each baseline all the way to the foul poles; the bullpens are just beyond these in the outfield.

The park is dedicated to the late Walton Foster, whose company owns two radio stations in town under the name Foster Communications.

One unusual tradition at Colts games is that whenever a ball leaves the playing field in foul territory, the announcer plugs a sponsor, “That’s another (fill in the name of the auto glass company) ...” and the crowd finishes it off, “Foul ball!”

Game # Date League Level Result
772 Tue 16-Aug-2005 Central Ind. SAN ANGELO 5, Shreveport 2
Return to the Stadiums page
Return to Charlie’s home page

Site and images Copyright © 2005 Charles O’Reilly. All rights reserved.
This page updated 15-Jan-2015