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    LES MILLER FIELD

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    UIC's baseball home, Les Miller Field, was completed in the spring of 1996 with the first official game, taking place on May 4, 1996 against the Wright State Raiders. The field is named after former baseball coach, Les Miller, who coached at UIC for 31 years, from 1949-1979, and compiled over 500 wins and numerous championships and tournament titles.

    Located south of the Physical Education Building at 901 W. Roosevelt Road, Les Miller Field is the newest baseball complex in the Chicagoland area. The lighted facility, which offers a breathtaking view of the Chicago skyline, also features an enclosed, working press box, permanent seating for 1,000 spectators, an inning-by-inning scoreboard, a concession stand and heated restrooms. There is also ample parking just southeast of the field.

    The dugouts have padded seating and back rests put in as well as storage under the benches and individual shelving space. A fan berm has also been installed down the right field line, for additional seating.

    Recent additions to the field include an all-brick backstop, complete with a 30-foot net, which is reminiscent of Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. The chain-link outfield fence has been replaced with a solid wood fence. The fence will be painted with the UIC school colors, which is Navy Blue and Fire Engine Red trim.

    Field dimensions are 325 feet down the left and right field lines, 395 feet to straight away center field and 375 feet in the gaps.

    The site of the MCC Baseball Championships in 1998, 1999 and 2001, Les Miller Field has also made a name for itself as it has hosted the National Amateur All-Star Baseball Tournament on two occasions. The field was also used for a filming of the hit NBC drama "ER" and was also seen in the movie, Primal Fear, starring Richard Gere.

    The baseball field is part of a $9 million complex which includes a softball stadium and soccer field as well as tennis courts for the reigning Horizon League Champion women's tennis team as well as the men's squad. The athletics complex also features four intramural multi-purpose fields, three sand volleyball courts and a lighted jogging track around the facility.

    GETTING TO LES MILLER FIELD
    901 West Roosevelt Road
    Chicago, Ill. 60608

    From the South: Take Taylor Street/Roosevelt Road exit off of Interstate 90/94 (Dan Ryan Expressway) and turn left at first stoplight, which is Roosevelt Road. Les Miller Field is located behind the Physical Education Building at 901 West Roosevelt Road, about two blocks west, once you exit the expressway. Parking is available across the street from the Physical Education Building.

    From the North: Take Taylor Street/Roosevelt Road exit off of Interstate 90/94 (Kennedy Expressway). At the second stoplight, which is Roosevelt Road, turn right. Les Miller Field is located behind the Physical Education Building at 901 West Roosevelt Road, about one block west, once you turn onto Roosevelt Road. Parking is available across the street from the Physical Education Building.

    From the West: Take Racine Avenue exit off of Interstate 290 (Eisenhower Expressway). Turn right at Racine and immediately make a left onto Harrison Street. Take Harrison Street to Halsted Street and turn right. Take Halsted Street about half a mile to Roosevelt Road. At Roosevelt Road turn right. Les Miller Field is located behind the Physical Education Building at 901 West Roosevelt Road, about one block west, once you turn onto Roosevelt Road. Parking is available across the street from the Physical Education Building.

    From the Downtown: Take the Ashland Avenue exit off of Interstate 290 (Eisenhower Expressway) and turn left onto Ashland. Take Ashland Avenue to Harrison Street and turn left. Take Harrison Street to Halsted Street and turn right. Take Halsted Street about half a mile to Roosevelt Road. At Roosevelt Road turn right. Les Miller Field is located behind the Physical Education Building at 901 West Roosevelt Road, about one block west, once you turn onto Roosevelt Road. Parking is available across the street from the Physical Education Building.