Baker Athletics Complex Community Information

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WELCOME TO THE BAKER ATHLETICS COMPLEX COMMUNITY INFORMATION PAGE!

2014 Baker Field Activities Report

Visit gocolumbialions.com/bakerfield for updates and special information regarding the Baker Athletics Complex!

The Baker Athletics Complex is the athletics and recreational facility for Columbia’s outdoor varsity sports and recreational programs.  Baker is utilized by 14 intercollegiate teams (seven women’s teams and seven men’s teams) and is the venue for practice and intercollegiate competitions for nine varsity sports.  The site contains Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium (football and women’s lacrosse), Chrystie Field House, The Remmer Boathouse and other rowing facilities, Columbia Soccer Stadium, Columbia Softball Venue, Robertson Field at Satow Stadium (baseball), the Columbia Field Hockey Venue, The Dick Savitt Tennis Center, and the new Campbell Sports Center.

Columbia has been a proud part of Inwood since 1921 and looks forward to continuing a close working relationship with the community. We hope this page will help keep our neighbors informed about the events taking place at the complex and benefits the community can take advantage of.

Community Liaison

Need more information about the Baker Athletics Complex? We have a community liaison!

Sandra Harris
Assistant Vice President 
212-305-6359
sh533@columbia.edu

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TICKETS TO GAMES
With the exception of football, all seats to Columbia Athletics games at the Baker Athletics Complex are free of charge. A complete list of home contests is available at gocolumbialions.com.

Columbia makes available 3,000 free tickets annually for Columbia football games to community organizations expressing interest. The University will determine the number of tickets made available for each game. Organizations accepting the tickets will be expected to follow any Columbia policies and practices with respect to the distribution of tickets and management of group attendance at the games. For more information contact your community liaison Sandra Harris at sh533@columbia.edu or 212-305-6359.

COMMUNITY ACCESS TO BAKER
Please be advised that the Robert K. Kraft Field at the Baker Athletics Complex will be undergoing resurfacing and replacement of the football infield and track. The project scope includes repairing the underlying subsurface, improving drainage and replacing aging drainage infrastructure, relocating the long jump, high jump, shot put, and pole vault to the south side of the field, and replacing the infield and track exterior surfaces. Work is expected to be completed on or about August 31, 2015. The track will reopen to the public as soon as the work is complete.

During the maintenance work, the community should expect impacts including delivery of materials and some noise due to the related activities. Regular work hours will be 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and weekends as needed. Please note that the anticipated completion schedule and daily activities are subject to change based on weather and other field conditions.

If you have any questions or concerns about this project, please call the Columbia University Facilities Services Center at (212) 854-2222 or e-mail projx@columbia.edu, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Muscota Marsh
Major construction of Muscota Marsh (previously referred to as “Boathouse Marsh”) is complete. The extensive wetland restoration, which reintroduces salt marsh and freshwater zones containing a diverse palette of native plants, has been honored with a design award from New York City’s Public Design Commission. We continue to work closely and cooperatively with the Department of Parks and Recreation on the opening of the park and we look forward to the community’s use of the new public amenities on the waterfront.

Facilities Rental
Northern Manhattan community–based organizations may rent the facilities at Baker Field at the “Columbia Rate” which is the rate available for university departments and schools.

For more information contact Erich Ely at 212-854-5911 or ee2133@columbia.edu.

The Dick Savitt Tennis Center
Residents of Northern Manhattan may purchase memberships at The Dick Savitt Tennis Center without sponsorship by current members. For more information contact: Gaurav Misra at 212-942-7100 or gm320@columbia.edu.

COLUMBIA CAMPS
Columbia Athletics welcomes children from Northern Manhattan to all Columbia Camps.  Columbia offers 32 scholarships annually for children from Northern Manhattan to summer Columbia Cubs Camps and select Columbia Sports Camps at Baker Field.  

The scholarships will be apportioned as follows (i) 14 for Baker Field Cubs Camp (7 for each weekly session), (ii) 12 for Soccer Camp (2 for each weekly session) and (iii) 6 for Baseball Camp (2 for each weekly session). Columbia will notify local community and school groups about these scholarships as well as CB12, representatives of local elected officials and other community organizations to make the community aware of these scholarships, but the organization or an appropriate local organization will be responsible for identifying and selecting appropriate candidates to fill available slots. 

EVENTS
Columbia hosted its fourth annual Northern Manhattan Neighbors Appreciation Day on September 20, 2014 when the Columbia Lions took on the Fordham Rams. Residents of Northern Manhattan enjoyed free tickets to the game and a sun-filled afternoon. Stay tuned for the date of the 2015 Northern Manhattan Neighbors Appreciation Day, when free tickets to the day’s football game will be available at the stadium entrance for all northern Manhattan residents (proof of residence required). Join us and cheer on your Columbia Lions! 

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