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2014 Baker Field Activities Report

Visit 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 

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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

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 or 212-305-6359.


Track Access

Residents of Northern Manhattan are invited to use the Lawrence A. Wien Stadium track.  Public hours are:

September 8, 2015-December 11, 2015

Monday 6AM-8AM, 11AM-1PM, and 5PM-8PM

Tuesday/Thursday 6AM-8AM, 11AM-1PM, and 7PM-8:30PM

Wednesday 6AM-8AM, 11AM-1PM, and 6PM-8PM

Friday 6AM-8AM and 5PM-8PM

Please note, due to a home football game there are no track hours on Friday, November 20. Normal hours will resume on Monday, November 23.

December 14, 2015-January 29, 2016

Monday-Friday 7AM-4PM

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

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

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. 

Columbia will host its fifth annual Northern Manhattan Neighbors Appreciation Day on September 26, 2015, when the Columbia Lions take on Georgetown University.  Game time is 1:00 p.m.  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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